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Today's SparkCoach Action Step

Friday, August 02, 2013

This was my SparkCoach Action Step for today:

"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?"

Hmmm... I know I want to lose about 15 more pounds (initially!), but what is behind that goal? I guess I just accepted the goal weight that SP gave me when I answered the questions in setting up my account. Why do I *want* to lose the weight, though?

Honestly, my main motivation is my personal appearance. I'm disgusted by how much I've let myself go since I had kids. I saw my rear view in the mirror today, and I nearly wept. I really should have a "WIDE LOAD" sign on my bottom! emoticon

As a matter of fact, we are going to see friends tomorrow whom we haven't visited for some time, and I've been *dreading* this. I'm very embarrassed about my weight gain... so much so, that if it weren't for Ricky, I would have gladly called the whole thing off. I realize that's incredibly selfish and shallow of me, but back when we lived near them and saw each other all the time, I was a skinny Minnie! On top of that, *they* have somehow remained very active and they both look great!!! While I did... well, I don't know what! Maybe too much couch and potato chip time over the years! emoticon

I guess I want to look good in my clothes again. I'm a size 14 for crying out loud!!! I remember when I was a size 2. {{{sigh}}} Granted, that was before I had my babies, but I'd *at least* like to wear a more realistic size 8-- or 6 would be amazing!!! emoticon I also want to be able to wear a swimsuit without hiding under a towel!

And I want to be fit, so that I don't get out of breath so easily! I want to be strong, so that I don't lose bone mass as I enter the menopause years! I want to be HEALTHY and able to keep up with my family! I want to age gracefully with my darling hubby, whom I've been in love with since I was sixteen years old! I want to live to see my grandbabies, if the good Lord gives us any! emoticon

To sum up, my goals are twofold: to look great, and to be healthy & strong! emoticon I'm going to search for images in magazines or on the internet that represent my goals, and tape them inside my cupboards, etc. I may even tape a couple inside our 'fridge!!! emoticon

Lord Jesus, please help me to reach my weight loss goals! emoticon
Phil. 4:13!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THRIVE2DAY 8/4/2013 1:33AM

    My "why" is also to look good in my own eyes. If it were up to my husband, I wouldn't be on this journey anymore - he's fine with me in a size 8. But I'm going for the 6 so I can wear "that" dress! emoticon

I also want to be good example of caring for God's temple and showing self-control.I don't want my size to take away from my testimony!

You have some good reasons to lose weight and knowing the "Why" will carry you forward. Good for you to be able to define it and put it in words and pictures.
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AJDOVER1 8/4/2013 12:18AM

    You're well on your way to reach your goals!

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JANTWO 8/3/2013 12:28AM

    Great goals!!!!

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MSLZZY 8/2/2013 11:09PM

    You know what you want and you are determined
to get to your goal. You are feeling as we all felt
when we started-how did I get to this point in my
life? I think you have a very positive attitude and
you WILL accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
So go for it! HUGS!

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UKMOM638 8/2/2013 8:47PM

    You Got This! I believe in you and putting it all out there is a GREAT Start! emoticon emoticon

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