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JENNSWIMS has inspired me... here goes THE LIST

Friday, June 10, 2011

50 REASONS TO LOSE 50 LBS (in no particular order)

1. to like myself again

2. to be able look in the mirror and not cringe

3. to avoid the dreaded DIABETES (the family curse)

4. to look GORGEOUS for my daughter's wedding

5. to be here for my daughter's wedding

6. to dance all night at my daughter's wedding

7. to chase after the grandkids (if and when)

8. to be here for my kids (should they need me)

9. to enjoy a long and healthy retirement with my wonderful husband

10. to feel sexy again (that may be a stretch.. but worth striving for nonetheless)

11. to wear 4 inch heels (if I choose to)

12. to look good in 4 inch heels :)

13. to be able to wear regular boots (and not wide calf ones)

14. to wear knee length skirts

15. so I can stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible

16. so I can cross my legs comfortably

17. so I can bend over and tie my shoes without feeling like I'm going to pass out

18. so my back doesn't ache every day

19. so my knees don't hurt from climbing stairs

20. so I don't look 6 months pregnant all the time

21. so my love handles go away

22. so I stop spilling over my waistbands

23. so my waist reappears

24. so my thighs stop rubbing together (summer is brutal)

25. to have more energy

26. self-esteem

27. Confidence

28. my career

29. be a better role model for my kids

30. cellulite

31. double chin be gone!

32. To avoid heart disease (another family heirloom)

33. Smaller boobs

34. To do a 5k run (and not walk)

35. To be able to do 45 minutes on the elliptical (again)

36. so I can wear more fitting clothes (instead of frumpy)

37. to outstmart illnesses that come with aging

38. to not feel like an embarrassment to my kids

39. to not feel controlled by food

40. to not think about losing weight every minute of the day

41. to have firmer abs (a six pack is not in my future I'm sure)

42. so I can look at photos of myself and not cringe

43. so I can wear my original wedding band again

44. so I can stand taller

45. so my hubby and I can cruise for many years to come

46. so the Wii person stops telling me I'm obese

47. so I can justify a new wardrobe in a single digit size

48. to get off medication

49. nothing tastes as good as thin feels (not my quote btw)

50. I want to finish what I started and not wimp out again


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CYNDERROSE 6/14/2011 11:15AM

    Good list! I'm thinking I need to start one

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JANLEH 6/13/2011 10:23PM

    Yup to them all! What a super idea! I think I'll pop over to Jennswims and tell her this too. Thanks for sharing ... I'm still nodding my head and agreeing with them all.

emoticon and my best wishes on your journey to 50-be-gone!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/13/2011 9:44PM

    Very good list. I think I could probably just copy/paste this list.

You can do it!

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MARTHAWILL 6/13/2011 9:17PM

    Great list. I was reading in the book "Thin for Life" how important it is to write it down and keep looking at it. Think I'll get out a recipe card, fill it up and post it on my fridge.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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TFUNKSGIRL 6/13/2011 8:48PM

    Such an awesome list, I know you can do it. emoticon

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    Great list! You should re-post it again in a few months with little notes of the progress you've made in each one. That would be really neat to read.
I love that your daughter commented and said you don't embarrass her. So sweet! You've got the perfect support.

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MIPALADY23 6/13/2011 8:21PM

    Great list, make sure check them off each time you hit one of those goals, you can do it!

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JENNSWIMS 6/13/2011 8:15PM

    What a great list! It really is motivating, isn't it?

Way to go!

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LEIGHISME 6/11/2011 12:39PM

    I love your list mom. I know you can do it!

(You don't embarrass me!)


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BETTA13 6/11/2011 5:12AM

    Sounds like me. Hahaha...great list!

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AUNTHELEN 6/11/2011 12:27AM

    Good one! You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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NEWMAC2011 6/11/2011 12:27AM

    Hope you post this list somewhere so that you can see it to keep motivating you. Let me tell you that I've seen progress since I joined SP so that I have seen some of the things you want to see. This works and if I can do it, so can you! Think about setting lots of small goals so that you see progress along the way!

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RUE_19 6/10/2011 11:21PM


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