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what motivates me ....

Saturday, March 09, 2013

What is your true motivation? This is the assignment for today.

As I pondered the question above, I realized that I had a multitude of reasons for wanting to lose weight. I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. I often have about 25 lbs that I would like to lose (which I have lost and gained several times). My usual motivator is that I want to look and feel good about myself. Also, my daughter is getting married next year and there will be lots of photos. I recently went on a vacation and when I saw the photos I thought, is that how I really look? They say the camera doesn't lie! Most importantly we have a very serious history of heart attacks in my family, and it is my hope that if I eat right and exercise, I will be able avoid this health issue.
For me, the Sparkpeople plan is all about a lifestyle change. Therefore, although I will reach my goal weight, it is my intention to make this a permanent change and so maintaining or continuously improving my health will be a constant work in progress!
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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 3/9/2013 1:05PM

    I find that writing my goals and motivations is so helpful. On the hard days you just read about why you started on your health quest and it really helps.

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BRENDA_G50 3/9/2013 8:45AM

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AHSOKA70 3/9/2013 8:27AM

    My usual motivator is the same as yours - to feel good about myself - to feel healthier and to look healthy too. There is also heart disease in my family and my husband's, so that is always on my mind. Here's to a healthy, positive day! emoticon

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