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You actually put a smile on my face with your commen about your thin friend...I can relate!!
But above and beyond that you are right that the number 1 motivator should be our health and making sure we control as much as possible our future.
I am so excited to say today that I am just about at the 99 lbs to lose mark!! I never thought that would be as exciting as it is. Only 2 lbs to go :-)
It is still a huge number but one by one I am getting to my goal.
I love this site! Keeps me going and motivated as well!
This is so sad, childish and pathetic, but here goes. What gives me motivation when I need it most is thinking about my thin best friend. I think about all the attention she gets from good looking men. Sure some of it is negative attention, sure, but I'd gladly suffer it to be the lady they all break their necks to turn around and look at. I am not completely unattractive, even though some days I feel it. I have a couple of "striking" features.
I also receive a great deal of motivation from my mom. She has been overweight all of my life and most of hers. There were so many things she couldn't do with my brother and I when we were growing up. She also has type 2 diabetes, which until I took control, was completely out of control. She had ketones in her urine (When the body is unable to burn glucose it burns fat and this produces a chemical called ketones. This occurs when there is too little insulin for the amount of glucose in the body.) They wanted to put her on insulin shots, which would cause her to lose her job. So since she wouldn't take action, I did. I want her around to meet the rest of her grand babies, if I decide to have more at a later date. In order to make it easier for her, I changed my own diet as well to match hers. I don't have diabetes myself, but I am high risk since I am obese, my mom has hyperglycemia and my father had hypoglycemia. What's more, I don't want diabetes and I want to set a better example for my daughter.
Am - Utah
I have been serious about losing this weight once and for all for just over 3 weeks now. I have not bought into any other diet plans - this time around I am determined to lose on my own terms, with my own knowledge - and listening to what my body needs.
I have never had this much motivation and determination ever!
This is what keeps me motivated:
- never having to say no to outings because I am self conscious about my weight (swimming or socials)
- being able to keep up with my kids, and giving them a mom they can be proud of.
- enjoying clothes shopping!!
What keeps you motivated?