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Hurray! I found my motivation to lose weight again!

Monday, September 10, 2012

It has been a while since I really wanted to lose weight. I think it happened when I got down to my 10 pound weight loss mark. I was so excited. But then I found that those last 5 pounds came back almost like I'd never lost them at all. What happened? I'm not sure, but I couldn't seem to find the gumption to get back on that horse and ride again.

Well, tonight a funny picture of knees that is the icon for a Spark Team called "The Knees" changed all that for me. Suddenly I remembered that there really were some good reasons for me to lose weight. For one thing, I quit running because my knees hurt. I don't know if losing weight will fix that because it has been a problem I have had for a long time--about age 8. My knees have bothered me ever since I had rheumatic fever as a child. Still, maybe loosing weight will help them be less easily aggravated. It can't hurt. I know weight loss is one thing that they tell you to do to help your knees. Then all of the sudden, I remembered that there were other reasons too. Here's my list:

Keep my knees from hurting
Feel better
Be less tired
Reach a safe BMI and beyond
Lower my triglycerides
Fit into size 12
Surprise my daughters

Even though I'm don't think I'm exactly earning gold stars for attitude yet, doing Spark Coach is also contributing to this, I'm sure. I have had 2 days where I had pretty low calorie counts. That makes me believe I can do it.

This time I am going to do it a bit differently though. I am only going 5 pounds at a time. Ultimately, my goal is still around 145, but I just want to be able to feel a bit more success a long the way. So I'm going for 5 pounds a time so I felt like I've succeeded, then I'll add five more instead of seeing my little ticker racer have such a long haul ahead of her all the time.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JERZGURL_NAN 9/18/2012 7:16AM

    THANK YOU - I too need to OWN that Vision and Goal in order to continue successfully in this amazing journey. Now I KNOW I can do it

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CVRONEK 9/18/2012 6:35AM

    We are so alike, in this regard.
We even hit the motivation point, at the same time.
Let's make Autumn the healthiest part of emoticon emoticon the year and here is to the next 5 pounds, off, for good!

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ELIZACG9 9/16/2012 2:39PM


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BABYSTEPS84 9/13/2012 9:52AM

    Look at you! So glad you found something to keep you going! And I bad knee is so much better since I've gotten in shape and dropped the excess weight!

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KPETSCHE 9/12/2012 12:44AM

    Great start - keep moving with it!

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NEVER2LATE75 9/10/2012 2:53PM

  emoticon Be sure you reward yourself for meeting your goals!!

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REDHATSHAPELY1 9/10/2012 12:36PM

    It's great to hear that you have a new attitude! Breaking it down into 5 lb increments is a great way to accomplish your goal. emoticon

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MNNICE 9/10/2012 12:16PM

    Way to go - you've got the right attitude and attainable goals! You can do it!

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GOLFGMA 9/10/2012 9:13AM

    Those small goals can become large goals just like pennies eventually make dollars. Good idea! emoticon

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VLKSHA 9/10/2012 8:49AM

    emoticon for motivation!

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CELIAMINER 9/10/2012 8:47AM

    Thanks for your blog! Although I'm at maintenance, I'm finding it harder to stay motivated, so I'll try to piggyback on your spark!

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TONYVAND1 9/10/2012 8:35AM

  emoticon emoticon I like that small goals are doable. Consistency is the answer

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CLWALDRO 9/10/2012 8:06AM

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You will get this going again and be successful so keep trying. I wish you well in the journey to better health and starting your running again.

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    Oh, congratulations on locating that pesky motivation bug again! Sometimes they can be so elusive. Glad that yours is back. Good luck!


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DARLY55 9/10/2012 7:05AM

    Nice blog! We all can emoticon certainly relate. Keep the Spark!

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KBTYLER 9/10/2012 4:22AM


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