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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Oh so many reasons why this weight loss is necessary...

1. I want to live a long, healthy life. I don't want my prediabetes to become full blown and I certainly don't want heart problems or any other issues that come with obesity. I want to really LIVE.

2. I want to be comfortable in my own skin.

3. I want to be the wife my husband desires physically and a wife who can feel comfortable with her husband in a private setting. I also need to be able to fulfill the duties of the home with enough energy to do a good job. I haven't been that person in a long time. Isn't that who he thought he was marrying?

4. I need to be a good role model for my children. If not their mom, who will show them what a healthy lifestyle is? They need me to be healthy as much as I need them to be healthy.

5. I don't want to think that others think less of me because of my weight. This only leads me to think less of myself also. I want to be proud of who I am.

6. Similar to #5, I want to finally LIKE the girl in the mirror.

7. I want to gain confidence back. Over the last 12 years my spunk and confidence have been lost, giving way to shame and fear. I have recently realized that I don't look in people's eyes when I talk to them. Apparently I am not worthy. I want to feel worthy.

8. I would like to prove to myself and others that I CAN follow through with something that I start. And with that mentality I would love it if my story could inspire and help others.

9. I would like to run. Not for a minute, but really run. Free and fast without needing to stop and walk. I want to complete more 5k races and improve each time. Maybe a 10k. Maybe a Half Marathon. Beyond that? Who knows! The sky's the limit!

10. I want to finally look good! This one seems a little selfish compared to the others but having lived the role of the fat girl for so long... I cannot wait to grab a size 8 off the rack and know it will fit. It's difficult to deal with sometimes when I have to walk past all the clothes I would really like to wear on my way to the fat lady clothing. Wow, I am SO ready for this step...

11. This reason for wanting to lose weight... all the other little reasons. High heels, towel fitting around me, fitting in restaurant booths with no problem, chasing my kids at the park, tying shoes and painting toenails with no breathing issues, only having one chin, not two, enjoying family bike rides, and the list goes on and on...
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  • DS9KIE
    I like your list. Keep it up
    2253 days ago
    I LOVE your list Sarah! I especially like the last one... I long for all those little things and those little things make it seem worthwhile. If I can achieve some of those little things, I think the bigger deeper things will follow. I might have to do a similar blog...
    2257 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    Great list!
    Before I could lose weight and actually keep it off, I had to learn to love the person I am, at the place I am at, and with the people who I love and love me. I had to embrace me and the beautiful person I am. I had to learn who I was under the mask of fat. Until I did that, nothing ever worked and I never could find peace with me to be all I inspired to be.
    Inspire to be your best and learn to love yourself right now too.
    Believe you are loved, because you truly are. Be lovable, but be lovable to you too.
    You have with in you the strength and power to do all that you inspire to be and even more.
    In Him there is peace,
    2257 days ago
    These are wonderful motivators for you to actually follow through and do what is in your best interests to do.

    Now, finding out and dropping what is stopping you from carrying out continuously this plan is also necessary for success.

    Oh, and also of course 32 ozs of green smoothie a day, elimination of toxic phakephood and dairy/meat.
    2257 days ago
    You can do this - you deserve it - and for every reason you listed.
    2257 days ago
    Love this list :)
    I can really recommend getting hold of Personal Running Trainer :) I never used to be able to run at all but the 4 weeks to 1 mile program is really nice! I haven't yet done the final week but it's really good to have a voice which pops in to tell you when to walk and when to run but leaves you to get on with it in between! I've been doing it for a while but I jump back and forth between weeks 2 and 3 depending on how long I go without a run :)
    2257 days ago
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