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Feeling and looking great

Go For It - U Can Do It!



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Motivation for eating organic is keeping my liver healthy so I can stay on my rheumatoid arthritis meds.

Motivation for exercise is to regain the strength and stamina rheumatoid arthritis has stolen from me.

Motivation to lose weight is to lower my risk of heart disease. Rheumatoid arthritis raises my risk to the same level as a man. Also to take stress off my diseased joints.



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to be healthy and fit.

I love my body unconditionally.


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my motivation is no more ankle pain being able to walk up a flight of stairs without being tired, fitting into smaller clothes, being off BP meds, having low cholesterol etc
feeling good.



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My motivation is arthritic knees or face knee replacements. emoticon Knees get swollen if I walk through the grocery store, so I have to ride the handicap carts. Stairs are just as bad. Motivation is get my game on and get with it now.



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Summer!!! That's my motivation.



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I fell off the bandwagon when I took over a different store last year. But I remembered how great I felt, all the weight I lost, and hope not to offend anyone here but even the sex life was like 10x better. I didn't totally gain all the weight back but I did gain and I let the stress of building another store up get to me and took to eating. So now a year later I'm back on, not just for myself but also for the health of the ones I love dearly. My husband and brother who lives with me have followed same plan and both need to shed also so it's become a family affair. And one last motivator is my grandson who's 3. Me being 41 I should be doing more with him and all those beach trips. Time to step it up and get my game on again!



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My motivation is my health and my daughter. I NEED to get my cholesterol down and my weight --- just tired of feeling tired, sore kneed, and lumpy. And I want to be a good role model for my daughter. She should know what health looks and tastes like; reasonably fit and lots of fresh, single ingredient foods.

I can and I will.


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Continue to enjoy the knowledge that I have my diabetes in great control.

"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.

Co team leader for Living With Diabetes team.

Co Leader for Healthy Hearts team.

Leader of Gilbert Speaks team.


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I suffer from chronic pain and can not work due to other issues. My weight is over a lot sure. I finally have the mind set to lose the weight to take the poundsoff now. But it is a challenge to exercise with my mobility issues. I just keep working at it this site is great. They have a lot of different choices in the exercises that are geared toward people with disabilities. Right on!



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Yes, Jillian Michaels rocks!!!!

This "may not" be a dress rehearsal.


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I really want to improve my health so I can be better wife and mother.



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My biggest motivation is how great I feel when I'm exercising and eating right. I have more energy, look better in clothes, and even my skin looks and feels healthier. I am 41 years old and currently have 30 pounds to lose, but I'm not just dieting (not eating). I am eating healthy and at 3 hour intervals while also strength training and getting plenty of walking in. I do not think everyone realizes how much strength training improves your overall body image as you get older. It helps keep you tone and looking fit. Anybody can lose weight, but I'm always impressed when I read success stories of women over 40 that are also gaining muscle (instead of losing it). I am very motivated to get in shape and stay in the best shape I can the older I get. Most people are afraid of aging. I find it to be a challenge that I embrace and I say "bring it on!". Oh, LOL, and knowing that I may only live once and this life time of mine may not be a dress rehearsal.

Edited by: TBURRIS1936 at: 5/13/2012 (13:15)
This "may not" be a dress rehearsal.


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My motivation is to stay healthy, active and upbeat as I age...to REALLY enjoy the rest of my life, to be a fun and positive life partner for my husband, to have energy and confidence to parent my children well and set a good example for them, and most of all, to feel good--physically, mentally, emotionally!

"My actions are my only true belongings."
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to get healthier for myself and for my grandchildren



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Wow, what a great question. As a very motivated individual, I like getting things done and being done with it! Unfortunately, I am not able to work so my motivating comes from 1-sharing my goals and beliefs with others, 2-volunteering where I feel I can do the most good.
3-Helping others less fortunate than myself. 4-trying to lose weight, get in shape and STAY THAT WAY! I have tried just about every dieT there is; and it works while I am working it; but fails when I "give up". Since my motivation comes from getting things done; things sometimes never get done and I get more frustrated and aggreviated. It is a vicious circle. day in day out, try to get enough sleep, try to eat the right foods. try to help others, try to keep the family together without too many arguments and hate and resentment. FORGIVENESS is easy; but FORGETTING is not. Why is it when you are down and out; you remember only the bad things that happened to you. When you are as high as a kite; the world is your rollar coaster!
But at 56, rollar coasters are NOT so much fun anymore either. without being strapped in; what was once fun; becomes fearful.and painful. Anyway, I guess I have made a short story long, my MOTIVATION IS TO HELP OTHERS THAT ARE LESS FORTUNATE THAN MYSELF.



Light, Love, Power, Presence. Light,Love,Power,Presence


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My motivation is to increase my self esteem. I tend to believe that when I am not in good shape, that I am somehow defective and it affects my relationship. I reject myself and to project this rejection to my spouse. This attitude clouds my ability to feel lovable amd that sucks!



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I love to read what motivates others. That gives me ideas about what I haven't thought of. I do find it hard to motivate myself to excercise alone. Anybody got any ideas for that?



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Great Motivators! I think those are gonna be some of my mini goals!

The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates


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Motivation is like the sea, it comes in and it goes out. The trick, I find, is to realize that none of us are perfect and if you can find a kind word for a friend then why not for yourself...Plus my grand daughter keeps me going. She 11 and full of life and love and kindness. She is a real inspiration for me.



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Look good for vacation & for my health.



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I love to see the scale move, I love to feel my clothes loosen, I love to hear the compliments as I get fit... but my biggest motivation is my mom. Because I started down this healthier path she is following and I rejoice in seeing her eat healthier and be more active. My Dad passed away 2 years ago and she felt like there was too much she could never do again and for the first time she is really trying!! (and succeeding) with Sparkpeople. I am so proud of her and it keeps me motivated!! Thanks Mom!!


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My main motivation is getting in shape for my semester abroad in Italy. Those pictures will last forever and I want them to be perfect!!

~Samantha


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My motivations are: My son - he's getting increasingly hard to keep up with. I don't want him to keep me out of breath all the time! And the numbers. I love trying to get my nutrition numbers to hit RDA and my fitness numbers to reach the goals I set. (And, hopefully soon, watch the needle on the scale edge downward.) It's like a video game, but in real life.



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To have more energy and not feel tired all the time and not having the energy to do the things I want. Thankfully I have achieved that but it keeps me going as over eating makes me feel sluggish and tired. As I get older I also want to ensure I have many years left but I want them to be healthy ones that I can enjoy!

Margaret

Never give up, never quit, never surrender

You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you canít. Itís a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.


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Motivation....hmmmm....

My motivation is:
Being able to stand at the sink and wash dishes without having to sit down after 10 minutes because my back hurts so bad.
Being able to bend over and scratch my dog's tummy (her favorite scratch place)
Being able to stare down a piece of chocolate cake, or whatever, and make it feel bad :)
Being able to work out, and move on to the next level because what I'm doing now is too easy.

Oh yeah, and the pair of waist-size-30 jeans staring at me from the chair in my bedroom.






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My motivation would be just to feel good again. I am tired of pain and feeling like a big blob. It is hard to get up in the morning and get dressed for work everyday when you feel crappy. I want the look I had a few years back. I felt better and I felt better about myself.

Starting out slow, will work hard to increase each month!


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Maintain a healthy lifestyle to help prevent any health issues.

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.


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To have a better life. To feel better and to feel better about myself. To get off the blood pressure pills and sleep apnea machine.

I am worth it. I can do it!


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To be healthier and happier...get the pre-diabetic status to go away, high blood pressure down to normal and cholestrol under control. Mainly to live a longer, happier life!!

Thereís always going to be another mountain
Iím always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ainít about how fast I get there,
Ainít about whatís waiting on the other side
Itís The Climb


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just want to get healthy. knees might not be so bad if I take some weight off them! I might be able to get active again.



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Being with my sisters. They all look great. They all have said the same thing. When you reach a certain age the pounds come on a lot easier and come off a lot harder. It is time to make the change. I needed to do this 6 years ago. I am now trying to make the change. It is hard but I want to look and feel better.



Set your goal. Keep on track


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To live long and prosper!



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I love to read success stories on here...that motivates me. I have the whole calorie/tracking down it's the exercise that I need help with...I'm in need of someone to hold me accountable or get on me daily about it..that would really motivate me!



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A weight loss challenge at work with monetary rewards

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My daughter's wedding in September


Dee

"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

ďEven if you are on the right track, youíll get run over if you just sit there.Ē --Will Rogers


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To not be in pain all the time. To be thin again. To find satisfaction with myself and knowing that I can take off all this weight I put on! Just 80 lbs to go!
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Health. That is my number one motivation. I do not want to be in my sixties and unable to walk swim, exercise, pick up my grandbabies.

AZ time. We don't observe DST.

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Don't let your past hold your future hostage.


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Reading about people here on SP who have lost a lot of weight. If they can do it so can I.



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more energy, getting in better shape, so I can do more. lowering health risks, too.


One day at a time...


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my motivation is to lose enough weight to get my diabetes under control. also my 17 yr old son will be graduating next year and i want him to be proud to be seen with me not mortified!emoticon



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My motivation is that I will not buy another pair of jeans in this size so I have worn them everyday and am so very sick of them. They are actually starting to wear out.

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a secondís encounter with God and with eternity"
-Paulo Coelho
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My short-term motivation is my son's wedding on June 23rd. My medium motivator is to get back again into lower clothes sizes, and my long-term motivator is to be healthy enough that my knees don't hurt from arthritis and my diabetes stays under great control with diet and exercise.

What I do about my weight expresses how I feel about myself and my relationship with my Lord right now.

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Feeling healthy and strong and looking in the mirror and loving what I see.



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Fitting into smaller sizes.

Give up everything you love, and everything that tastes good = weight loss! Simple as that!

"Eating what stands on one leg (mushrooms and plant foods) is better than eating what stands on two legs (fowl), which is better than eating what stands on four legs (cows, pigs, and other mammals)"....... Chinese proverb
"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."



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I have so much more energy to get through the day after my morning walk. I find I approach my work day with a much better attitude.



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to live longer . . .

Barb
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I want to be happy.healthy and wise. 2 out of 3 aint bad....but HEALTHY is on my radar and its a daily struggle...but I refuse to give up...no way....no how

Today may there be Peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of Faith in Yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received & pass on the Love that has been given to you.


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My motivation is a pair of jeans that I used to wear before I had my daughter. I've lost sight of them many times. I've come to realize though that I'm not going to be able to wear them again if I don't put forth the effort. I've put them in a place where I can see them everyday.

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