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Why Do I Want to Relose the Weight?

Monday, September 03, 2012

I am participating in SparkCoach and today's motivational video challenged me to think about why I want to lose weight. Well, for me, it's relose weight as I have regained around 35 pounds after losing 80 about 4 years ago.

When I initially lost weight, I wanted to look better in clothes and feel good and be able to play with my silly nieces and nephews. At one point, I was planning on joining the Army, which helped me get the last 20 pounds off and start running.

Now, I am married and, well, fat. I don't know if I have a reason right now to lose weight like I did before. I have lost about 9 pounds this year only to gain 16. Yes, I want to be healthy and I can't afford to by a bigger wardrobe; I have two drawers full of pants I can't quite squeeze into right now.

Hopefully, if I focus on trying to find the main reason to get back to where I was, I can find one. Sometimes, I just need time to mull over an idea and it will eventually hit me in the face.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FATBASTICH 9/4/2012 7:26AM

    Each of us has a reason - we just need to find it. And once we find it, remember it often.

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MNNICE 9/3/2012 10:00PM

    For me, it was when I concentrated on healthiness instead of weight loss that I finally had results. Now it's knowing that I NEVER want to go back to where I was that is my biggest motivation to keep it off. Just don't ever give up. As long as you keep getting back on track it will eventually lead to a lifestyle change. Hang in there!

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KATD13 9/3/2012 8:20PM

    Make your motivation to live a long healthy life!
Being overweight makes you more susceptible to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis. Not to mention excess weight can have a negative effect on a marriage.

You may think your too young to worry about a bunch of what-if's. But your never too young to live a healthy lifestyle.

Instead of concentrating on calories and losing pounds, concentrate of getting all your vitamins and minerals. While you are busy eating foods to meet your daily requirements, you might be too full to be bothered with the foods that have no nutritional value.

Think about your car: Would you knowingly put bad, watered down fuel into it? Or do you want that motor to run efficiently for a long time. You try & take good care of it, checking the oil, radiator etc. Now imagine if this was the only car you were ever going to have. I bet you'd really take great care of it. You'd baby it. Put the best fuel & fluids in it. Take it for it 5000 mile tune-ups, on time. Do everything you could to keep it in tip-top shape.
Why wouldn't you treat your body the same way? It's the only one you've got & it's only going to take so much abuse before it quits running.

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EDELWEISS33 9/3/2012 1:59PM

    keep on the military fitness program anyway. until you decide;)

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MLAN613 9/3/2012 11:58AM

  I figured I wasn't the only one here! emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 9/3/2012 11:26AM

    I can relate to this cycle. I've been going through this my entire life. Right now I'm trying to find motivation once again.

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