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Do you know why you are fighting?

Monday, January 06, 2014

Why do you want to lose weight and get healthy? No, what's the real reason? It's too easy for us to use a cop-out and say we just want to be healthier. There's always a bigger reason. For me, it was because I wanted my physical self to be congruent with how I saw myself, and I didn't want to be controlled by food. It was an emotional motivator - to prove to myself that I could do this and keep the weight off once and for all.
We all have to know what we are fighting for, and that something needs to have emotion attached to it. Champions use logic to make decisions (decide to lose weight - you know all the logical reasons why), and emotion to motivate (emotion is what keeps you moving toward your goal when times get tough).
So, today, ask yourself... why do you REALLY want to lose weight? Be honest. Get tough with yourself. Hold yourself accountable for not giving a cop-out answer.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I want to be smaller than my younger sister. I also want to enjoy shopping.

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EDDYMEESE 1/7/2014 8:18PM

    I want to feel sexy again

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MNABOY 1/7/2014 3:40PM

    Thanks for provoking thoughts.

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HIPPICHICK1 1/7/2014 9:24AM

    I want my "golden years" to truly be golden! I've lost weight and will (hopefully) lose more to help lessen the physical suffering of aging. My parents are going through some tough times due to their lack of good health and it all starts with what you eat.

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_LINDA 1/7/2014 12:05AM

    I simply want to stay out of a wheel chair. 1/3 of people with my disease end up there. I have had 35 surgeries and many set backs, but I am still standing.
Most people have no idea what a gift having a healthy body is, they should be grateful for it and treat it like the precious gift it is. No excuses.

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JEZEBEL2880 1/6/2014 8:19PM


For me, it's because I want to be healthy! Be able to run around with my nephew, and have less chronic pain. I liked this blog :)

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SLIMMINGSUZ 1/6/2014 4:43PM

    That's good, UMBILICAL. That's the right way to view it. But, we all run into struggles which is why it's so important to know why we're doing this.

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UMBILICAL 1/6/2014 12:52PM

  I don't make it a fight.

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RENLLY 1/6/2014 12:51PM

    I want to be more confident and feel good about myself. When I was about 100 pounds lighter than I am now - I felt attractive and proud of the weight loss I achieved, I want to feel that way again.

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