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Why?


Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I want / need to lose weight for lots of reasons, but here are my top 3:

1. Health - I need to get rid of this weight to be healthy. I am terrible about going to the doctor and lately I feel old and creaky with lots of aches and pains (knees and hips and feet). That is what the extra pounds are causing - so much stress on my joints.

2. Self Esteem: I don't want to be scared to do things anymore. I don't want to wonder if people are making judgements about me based on my weight - I also think it negatively impacts my career. I want to feel good when I look in the mirror or put on a bathing suit. It's time to stop hiding behind the pounds.

3. Role model for my kids. I don't want to sit on the sidelines anymore - I want to show my kids that I am active, healthy and willing to try anything. Living in fear is not living and as my kids get older, I want them to be able to look up to me - not be embarrassed by me.

I could write 1oo more, but these are enough for me to start for sure.
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COMPUCATHY 2/16/2013 8:17AM

    I know how you feel. I can echo those same thoughts...except replace "kids" with "grandkids". emoticon We can do this. We see that we have a need. We know that we are in the right place to get the information and find the tools and motivation for success. We just have to make a plan, put it in to practice and do it! Success is on the horizon. We just have to keep walking toward it. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 2/12/2013 9:53PM

    Wonderful reasons for this journey

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PEEKINGOUT 2/6/2013 6:07PM

    Loved your list of reasons for losing weight and I could identify with all of them.
Also, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog!
Best of luck in the Winter Challenge!
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FUNKY5RED 2/6/2013 8:33AM

    Great reasons for losing weight! Identifying that you want to be healthy instead of fearful is very insightful. With that knowledge and a good plan, you will reach your goals!
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JANIGURL 2/6/2013 7:20AM

    This is a great laundry list of things you want to improve about yourself , thank you for posting this. You can achieve your goals if you want to, one step at a time as they say; keep pushing !! Best wishes to you on your journey of weight loss and success :)

Jan

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