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My Reasons Why

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I'm following BLUEJAY1969's lead and going to list my reasons for being here (again):

1. I want to get healthier and stay healthy. I am saving my life. My mother got diagnosed a few months back with diabetes, and I absolutely do not want to follow in her footsteps. I have high blood pressure, but I can change that. My goal is to eventually be on NO medication. I am at at critical age (early 50's) and I can turn myself around NOW and not end up going in and out of the hospital in a few years.

2. I want to have more energy. I am really frustrated with being tired all of the time. If I do more physical activity one day, I get totally wiped out. I want to keep up with a fairly active life, and not be dragging every day.

3. I want to be a good example for my niece and nephew. Sadly, my sister is not. At least they would have one good role model in the family for being healthy.

4. I want to feel better about myself and not be so afraid to go out. With my yo-yo dieting and constantly fluctuating weight, I am always worrying about how much weight I have gained or lost since I last saw someone, and will they notice it and say something about it, so I often just stay home.

There are other reasons:

1. I want to look as good as I possibly can.
2. I don't want to shop in "plus sized" stores for clothes.
3. I want to enjoy, not dread, clothing and dressing up.
4. I want to enjoy having my picture taken, and not hide from the camera.
5. I want to be able to run again, without worrying about stress fractures in my feet.
6. I want to be as happy as possible and I have difficulty being happy if I am obese.

I can do it!
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MARTYLYNN1 8/22/2014 11:05AM

    Sounds like some great reasons!

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MICKEYH 8/21/2014 11:39PM

    Great list my dear! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 8/21/2014 6:38PM

    I love your reasons and your commitment! BTW - I'm stealing a few of your reasons......LOL!
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Jeanne

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/21/2014 6:37PM

    Yes you can!

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KAREN608 8/21/2014 4:57PM

    Good for you!
I don't want to shop in the plus size sections, either!
I don't know what weight that is for me, but look forward to it.

You go girl!!!

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STARLITNIGHT 8/21/2014 4:53PM

    Having reminders of what matters to us is key! Your choices reflect what you are most focused on. Your mind creates, and your body does all it can to make it happen. Keep growing Strong!

Comment edited on: 8/21/2014 4:53:52 PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/21/2014 4:40PM

    Great reasons!

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