Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I read an article today on Peertrainer.com titled Weigh Loss Motivation 101.
I definitely need this right now. Part of our challenge this week is to remind ourselves often of why we are doing this. This article helps to guide you to that why. Not just "I want to lose 40 more pounds", but "Why do I want to lose 40 more pounds".
There are 2 categories to consider:
1. Towards pleasure:
To feel good in the clothes I am wearing
To feel strong
To feel proud of myself
To stay in a jeans size long enough to wear them out
To travel and enjoy my retirement years with my husband
2. Away from pain:
Less pain in my knees and hip!!!!!!
Avoid the pain and complications of diabetes!!!!!
This is my list. While there are more items on the Pleasure list, I am more motivated by the Pain list. Diabetes scares me to death. The hospital unit where I work is filled with diabetic people and I see what happens. A work friend recently went blind because of her diabetes. I will not allow that to happen to me when I can do something about it!! I know that there are thin people with diabetes but they are the exception. That is my compelling reason to get off the couch!
Now that I have gotten to the root of my "WHY" I can work from there. I only need to go into the patients rooms to see my motivation.
I will enjoy all the pleasure reasons for losing weight but more than that I will enjoy the freedom of being healthy!