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We all have our reasons....

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Before I give you my 10, I need to explain I' m a 3 yr. veteran of SP, with a plateau that lasted about a year and a half!!! My body had to get through menopause before it would start dropping weight again, and now it's going down s-l-o-w-l-y!! But that's why I'm on the Slowest Losers team!!!! So I'll hang in there as long as it takes!!!! My 10 best reasons for taking this weight off are:
1) Body image and actual image will be closer to equal!!
2) I feel better about myself when I am feeding myself healthfully and keeping myself fit.
3) I can choose clothes I actually like instead of having to be content with those available in my size.
40 I feel more at ease in social occasions.
5) My energy increases!!!!
6) I sleep easier and get better sleep!!!
7) My confidence in myself increases in leaps and bounds!!!
8) I feel more accepted by my slender family members.
9) I don't have to feel unknowledgeable around "healthy" food conversations!
10) Car and airline seatbelts are not my enemy anymore!!!!

I am sure I can come up with so many more reasons-some that have happened already, and others that I am patiently waiting for, but I think the best reason to drop this weight is just because it's the right thing to do!! And I chose to do it!!!!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NORWOODGIRL 10/26/2013 9:04PM

    Those are wonderful and well thought out reasons for losing weight. Good for you!

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HIP-WITCH 10/19/2013 6:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It WILL get better! You are doing awesome things for yourself like participating in the 5% challenge, and whether you realize it or not at the moment, you are making great strides. You are becoming healthier and healthier all the time. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 10/19/2013 11:06AM

    I love your 'reasons' list, especially #10! I took a trip across country by bus 2-1/2 years ago. Physically, it was difficult, as I weighed close to 300#. My legs were the size of truck tires by the time I had traveled almost 3000 miles! I just told hubby last week, that it would be a much more comfortable trip now.

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KAREN608 10/18/2013 5:49PM

    You go girl...slowly is good.

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RDEE22 10/18/2013 8:46AM

    You are doing well! emoticon

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SMITTY4RL 10/18/2013 7:50AM

    Ugh, plateaus are the worst--but you cam out from under it a winner. Like your list here, but I really love your last line--because you choose to do it--I think that's a woo-hoo moment!

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TERI-RIFIC 10/18/2013 7:21AM

    emoticon Hang in there and keep up the positive attitude.

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SPEEDY143 10/18/2013 3:11AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon keep up the good work emoticon emoticon

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