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My Motivation for the Weight Loss

Monday, February 04, 2013

In Sparkcoach, I was asked the following question: "Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal?"

Wow. Surprisingly, I realize that I don't really know what my true ultimate motivation is. Sure, I desire certain milestones. I'd like to be slimmer to look nice in a mother's outfit when my daughter gets married this July. Also, a colleague at work just got the lap band surgery and hopes I'll do it too so she won't be the only one. But, I would like to lose the weight naturally and get positive comments from my work colleagues just based upon my own efforts.

I also have lots of issues I am trying to avoid. Avoid diabetes, which runs in the family. Avoid high blood pressure (I'm borderline right now). Avoid sleep apnea and allergies and aches and pains, all things I had before losing a few pounds. Avoid the feelings I have when I put on a dress and I'm not happy with the way I look in it.

But what is my ultimate motivation to stay healthy? Ok... I'll pick one for now, but it may change. I want to be slim, trim, and fit so I can be the kind of grandma that can run and play with my grandkids (when the time comes to have them). I am a minister, so I'd like to have enough energy to jump down off the pulpit and preach in the aisles without getting winded. I would like to join a 5K or something for the first time to walk for cancer treatment, to honor my 83 year old mom who has cancer. And, I would like to be a role model for my two children by the time I'm the age of 50 or before.

Yay, I thought I didn't have an ultimate motivation, but I guess I do after all! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMEOANDLACE 2/5/2013 11:54AM

    Now is your time. It is good to dig deep. Hang in there

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PURPLELVR7 2/5/2013 7:05AM

    great blog, thanks for sharing

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TIKITAMI 2/4/2013 1:32PM


Great blog, thanks for sharing!


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ICBNIC 2/4/2013 1:18PM

    :) Putting it in writing always helps us to focus our energies when we get low! :) You've inspired me to do a little writing too!

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PRESBESS 2/4/2013 12:40PM

    I like your blog!

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SUGARSMOM2 2/4/2013 10:49AM

  we all have reasons to want to be slimmer . yours are wonderful and within your reach . you can do this and feel superior to the person you are leaving in the past . good luck .

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MRSJERRYBUSH 2/4/2013 10:35AM

    Thank you for sharing. Your blog makes me think deeply about my own motivation, reasons for being here, etc. emoticon

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