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I identify with the joint pain. It definitely inhibits activity. I just want to be a hot mama walking around - no specific location in mind!

One day, one meal, one choice, one step to a new me! Go D-Dub!


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To be healthier and feel better with fewer joint pains, hopefully get off this beta blocker, and look like a hot Momma when we go to Hawaii in June! I'd love to be able to wear a two piece - though that's not entirely likely to happen at 40 emoticon But maybe if I keep emoticon I can get there.



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To become healthier & prayerfully get off of some of my meds.



 
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1/9/14 7:00 P

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I have COPD and since losing just thirty pounds I have noticed a mark difference in my breathing.

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1/9/14 4:29 P

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to improve my health

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
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1/9/14 4:27 P

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I want to run, skip, and jump. I want to walk up the stairs without being winded. I want to see a smaller face when I look in the mirror. I want my children to see me at a healthier weight.

I want to be a better, happier me.

One day, one meal, one choice, one step to a new me! Go D-Dub!


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1/9/14 4:17 P

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to be healthy as I get older



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1/9/14 4:06 P

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Soooo many reasons!!!

Looking better in and out of my clothes
Getting rid of this constant heartburn
Feeling better about myself
Having more energy to do things with my kids and around the house

Those are my top few, but there are so many more!!! emoticon



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1/9/14 1:09 P

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Feel better

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1/9/14 12:42 P

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To look better and reduce my cholesterol



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Because I'm fat.

Until we meet again - Peace.

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1/9/14 10:30 A

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To feel good about myself. I'm tired of not feeling pretty in pictures and in my clothes. I also just want to be healthier and eat better foods. I feel so much better when I eat better.



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1/9/14 7:10 A

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because I got obese in my last job before I retied



How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.

Join the 10 minute challenge and get exercising.

See what you are made of by joining the 100 day challenge.

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Don't forget to make your workout fun so as not to get bored with it.

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1/9/14 1:08 A

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I got lazy. I let myself go these last 4 years. I didn't think about the #s and "s coming on, but I have taken a step back and realized that I will need to work harder than ever at getting myself back. I don't want to get new clothes. I want to get back into the nice clothes I've stored away because I let myself grow out of them.
2014-- Look healthy, feel healthy, and get back my previous BMI before it gets out of control.
Plenty of resources here on SP!!!! Thank goodness! I actually do use the recipes here. I just need to make working out a priority as it once was for me.


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1/8/14 8:06 P

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I agree, first it's for me. I'm out of shape and overweight. I have a New Year's Resolution to run a 10K race in the spring or summer. Need to lose some weight.

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1/8/14 7:57 P

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So I can do it mainly for:
1. ME
2. Get healthier
3. To be able to go shopping and wear "cute" clothes
4. Health issues




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1/8/14 6:26 P

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So I can do every thing I want to and not worry about if I can,

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“To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”




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1/8/14 6:11 P

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I want to lose weight because:
- For ME
- I want to be healthier for myself and my children.
- To live an active life.
- To be able to shop in the "cute" clothes section.
- To look absolutely ravishing nude.

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1/8/14 5:08 P

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In no particular order:
1. To be fit for my 21 month old son - gotta keep up.
2. To be in excellent shape for my next pregnancy and birth.
3. For my mental health. The best way for me to care for my mental health is through good physical health.

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1/8/14 4:34 P

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To be more healthy. I just turned 50 and I have a 9-year old son so I want to do it for him as much as I want to do it for me. emoticon



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I want to lose weight so that I love the way I look when I'm naked. Even though I walk around with clothes on - as do most people over the age of 3...



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1/8/14 2:19 P

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Why do I want to lose weight?

I want to kick PCOS's ass.
I hate how I feel.
I hate how I look.
I hate how I want to call my husband a liar liar pants on fire every time he says that I'm beautiful.
I want to cry every time my son tells me I'm beautiful because I'm setting such a poor example for him.
I want to be able to enjoy swimming again.
I want to have an easier time finding jeans again.
I know it's my own fault that I've gotten to this point and want to be back in control.
I want to be happy with myself again. I'm happy with everything but myself.




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1/8/14 2:02 P

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To be healthier.

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1/8/14 1:59 P

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I want to feel better about the way I look. I want my body to be healthy and look heathy.



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1/8/14 1:39 P

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to release the woman inside from her prison

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1/8/14 1:36 P

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Mainly to get healthy and stay that way. Truth be told I also LOVE clothes shopping and it is a real blessing that I am able to go to the petit section and actually be able to buy cute things in a small size. It is wonderful.

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1/8/14 1:13 P

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If I am really honest with myself, I mostly want to look nice in clothes. I want to buy cute clothes off the rack. I want to wear sexy lingerie and not be trying to hide some floppy belly roll. I want to wear the kind of cute dress that makes you want to dance all night, and then dance all night in it. I want to go to my favorite vintage shop and actually have choices of things to try on. (Last time I went there, I left with a mumu... leopard print, but seriously.) Finding cute clothes in this size (and shape) is tricky and can get expensive.

Thank you, everybody in spark land for sharing your spark!
love and light,
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Truthfully I don't or at least it is not my main focus. My main focus is to get to health- 100% function of body, mind and spirit with no evidence of disease. Getting fit and losing weight are just really nice side effects.

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1/8/14 12:47 P

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For my health and life quality!

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1/8/14 12:46 P

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All my life, people told me how good I looked. Then I gained weight and the compliments stopped. I starved more for that than I did for food. I started eating better worked out A LOT, and finally got the weight off. Now, people tell me I look good again - and even I think so. Compliments truly make my day.

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you”
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I'm an emotional/stress eater so have gained 45lbs in doing so. I want to lose the weight to be healthier and to have more energy to keep up with my 6 year old. I think a diet overhaul for all of us would definitely benefit us all and will set my son up for making healthier choices when he is older :)



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Health issues I have are better with less weight...joint pain, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis. I so want to be able to dance at my gk's weddings someday and for now I want to keep on walking and hiking with my dh. I enjoy more energy and better moods with less weight. So, let's get those last ten pounds or so to scram!



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I have a ton of reasons. I want to put on the clothes in my too small to fit box, I want to stop looking at my gut. I want more confidence, but the most important reason is what is created out of a want for weight loss. I want to get back to wanting to get up and run, and creating healthy meal plans, I want a healthy routine, something I can stick to! And something that may spark a healhy lifestyle for me and my family too!

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"


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Good morning all. I want to lose weight so that I can be healthy. I am 59 years old and have been fighting with my weight for most of my adult life. After I had my first child, I gained 35 lbs with him. I lost some of the weight but, I became a stay at home mom because my son was born premature and I began to emotionally eat because of the stress of his health and the boredom and stress in my marriage. This continued on with the birth of my second son and then later my daughter. After my daughter was born, I lost 75 lbs, but quickly gained it back. And I have been bouncing up and down since then. She is now 23 and my eldest 31. I want to be around to see grandchildren. So the support of this website has been very helpful.

Thank you for letting me share.
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My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been a member with SparkPeople since 2008. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have been cancer free since December 2012.




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AnnaMarie 1968 I understand, I smoked for years (not heavy but still smoked) and in 2011 diagnosed with Asthma, cost of the medicine made me decide that I would never smoke again. In May it will be 3 years smoke free, I too am morbidly obese and have other health issues, I gained a lot of weight after my knee replacement surgeries and do not want to lose them. If I can encourage you in any way let me know, even if you just need an ear to sound off with!
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For my heart problem

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1/8/14 10:00 A

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To lower my cholesterol and blood pressure.



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Over the past 9 months I went from a heavy 30 year smoker, to a non smoker. I from over weight to obese. I went from pre-diabetic to diabetic.
I spent a year working on a urology / nephrology floor, I WILL NOT be a patient there!
2014 will be my year.

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I'm new here too. I want to drop the 20lbs that I've gained from three months of poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle:8 to 5 sitting desk job, which I'm completely grateful for. I've read that it's this final 10-20lbs that is the hardest to shed. Best wishes to all of us, it's comforting to know I'm not the only one struggling to achieve this.

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1/7/14 8:58 P

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~Hello Sparkpeople emoticon ~
I want to drop a few pounds and tone up my body so that I will like my body when I look in the mirror. I am pretty happy with most components in my world. If I lose weight this will signify that I have accomplished a level of discipline that keeps eluding me, year after year. It's like an olympic event; a championship series; a challenge, all of which I MUST win!

~Peace~
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~~Onward!!~~


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I want to like the way I look and I would like to improve my health.



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I want to lose weight for me......for my health and well being.

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I want to loose weight so I can be more intimate with my hubby, so I can play more with my kids, so I don't hurt so much

Darrah :)
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first day here.I just turned 55... I want to reduce my BMI. Reduce my backache and reduce my current weight so I can enjoy my upcoming vaca. I want to slow the process of my body aging if possible. reduce health issues. I want to be able to walk up 4-5 flights of steps without the heavy breathing. I want to be able to bike and skate with ease. Also, I am out of the plus size store and want it to remain that way.

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I'm going to copy "Soontobesmall"'s answer..

I want a better quality of life...

I started gaining my weight in my late 30's with emotional issues and I have arrived at 65, now, and I feel like I have been asleep for 30+ years. My life is passing by and no one really knows how much longer they have. I want to be alive now and live my life and try to be the healthiest person I can be now.

Best wishes to all who are on this journey for whatever reason! We can do this!

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This is going to sound really shallow but it's a huge motivator for me. I'm into this guy I've been friends with my entire life. We have everything in the world in common but there has never been anything romantic except for one night when we were both very drunk.

I feel like there's definitely something more there but I have major confidence issues. For one thing, he's a super skinny guy who can't put on any weight (he tries). I have the opposite issue and let myself go during college. I feel like there's such a difference between the way we look that it really makes me feel he couldn't be attracted to me the way I look right now. All the girls he's ever dated or liked have been skinny twigs.

So that's my motivating factor. I want to get fit and slender so I can feel like I have a shot with him. If it doesn't work out, I'll still be hot looking for the right person and feel better about myself. I've always had a bit of a complex because I've been the overweight one out of my siblings (my sisters are paid models). It's like being an ugly Kardashian sometimes. I want to feel beautiful and confident!

My new promise to myself for 2014 is to forgive myself. If I have a setback, this time I won't give up or call myself a failure. Instead I'll forgive myself and keep going.

Ultimately we're all human and if we keep going when we stumble, we'll get there! Slow and steady wins the race!


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