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1/17/11 2:12 P

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Thank you Dawn, not too sure I love myself yet, or ever will but trying to put up with myself. God bless.

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1/14/11 10:11 P

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Shame base is such a big deal for most of us who have issues with compulsive overeating. Just remember that YOU are worth all the effort that it is taking on this journey to a healthier you. Please... don't give up on YOU! Love yourself! You DESERVE it!

DAWN: Loving Myself Healthy, One day at a time.

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Still looking for motivation, I have so much shame that you would think that would motivate me, but it isn't, most times I just say to hell with it and hide. Haven't quit the Spark yet, I know my motivation is just a click away.

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I have been struggling with staying motivated this summer. I am going to work on that. Right now... just getting back on track is motivation for me! I took today as a DO-OVER and cleared all my trackers. I hope that being the best I can be will be my motivation!

DAWN: Loving Myself Healthy, One day at a time.

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4/14/10 11:21 A

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Downhill skiing
Whitewater rafting
Roller Coasters
Mountain Hiking/Camping
I want to RUN
I never want to be the biggest person in the room again!

I WANT TO LIVE! emoticon

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2/7/10 3:27 P

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1. To feel as if I'm healthy enough to have a healthy pregnancy/child

2. play raquetball again (without messing up my knee)

3. backpack again

4. be able to ride rides in amusement parks comfortably

5. be able to travel without being self conscious about my weight

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2/4/10 1:18 A

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That is an awesome goal Dawn!!

One bite, one day, one pound at a time. Remember you are worth the effort!

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2/1/10 8:19 P

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I want to go to Busch Gardens this summer with my family.. and be able to walk around the park... that is motivation for me right now!

DAWN: Loving Myself Healthy, One day at a time.

"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"

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Also, the pain in my knee when I walk 1.5 miles. Not nearly far enough for me.

I reached my bottom when I couldn't reach my bottom.

Favorite Quote: Being comfortable will kill you.


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I want to ride horses and go sky diving.

I reached my bottom when I couldn't reach my bottom.

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my motivation is to go to the zoo with my grand daughter and be able to walk around with out hurting


(Nola .F) Because there is another Nola on here my dear friend. Mountain time zone.



I HAVE A CHOICE. THE WAY I CHOSE IS UP TO ME. IF I FALL I WILL GET BACK UP. ONE STEP BACK. TWO STEPS FORWARD.


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1/23/10 8:58 A

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My motiviation is my 4 year old daughter. We are saving to take her to Disney next year and I want to be able to walk the park without any issues.

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my motivation is my granddaughter.i want to see her grow up.


(Nola .F) Because there is another Nola on here my dear friend. Mountain time zone.



I HAVE A CHOICE. THE WAY I CHOSE IS UP TO ME. IF I FALL I WILL GET BACK UP. ONE STEP BACK. TWO STEPS FORWARD.


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My motivation has been meeting and talking to so many spark friends. YOU MOTIVATE ME!!!!

DAWN: Loving Myself Healthy, One day at a time.

"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"

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Lately my motivation has been losing the weight makes me realize how much more I can do!!!!

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My motivation today is: the healthier that I am getting the better I am feeling.

Accountability. I feel accountable to my spark friends and am determined not to let THEM down and not to let MYSELF down. I honestly believe with all my heart that this is a WE thing!

DAWN: Loving Myself Healthy, One day at a time.

"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"

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MY MOTIVATION WOULD HAVE TO BE MY GRAND KIDS...I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY AND CHASE THEM AROUND. TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM TO THE PARK AND PLAY ON THE EQUIPMENT WITH THEM AND NOT WORRY IF IT'S STRONG ENOUGH OR IF I'M GOING TO GET STUCK. TO BE HERE HEALTHY THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES AND BE HERE AS LONG AS I CAN!!!

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I want to play more with my 4 year old. I want to be able to clean my whole house without help. I to hike with my husband. I am going to Michigan next year to see one of my older sons and his wife and there are places I can only see if I can walk well. I want to do Bloomsday again.

I visualize doing these things.

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What has recently motivated me, and kept me from over-eating lately is a new devlopment... I like eating a small portioned meal and not eating until I'm full. That way, when I go for a walk, I don't feel so heavy and bogged-down. It feels healthy, light, and I feel proud of myself.
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My motivations are many and varried but the top one is, BECAUSE I CAN!

I always thought my weight was inevitable and that there was nothing I could do to change it. I realized within the last three years that ANYTHING is possible with persistence and determination.

Anything.

I have always made things more complicated and difficult than they need to be. (I probably am doing that with my healthy lifestyle as well, but hey... it's working this time so I won't knock it.)

I have in the past failed to FULLY commit to myself.

And now that I am facing my obesity it is going away! So I want to defeat it completely.

And also because I want to be BUFF. I want to be Amazonian! I want to be firm and strong and fit. I want to RUN, JUMP, KICK, and throw punches like a man. I want to do chin up and push ups and BE A MARINE! Yeah I said it, I want to be a soldier. I want to fight! YEAH! So one of my "Dare to dream" goals is to lose the weight and see about joining the armed forces.

Because yeah, I never thought i could before but now I know I can do ANYTHING!



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LITERB93, what a nice acrostic. . .
As for me, I am motivated by the people at my job. A lot of them are trying to become more healthy. Also, my parents recently cut back on eating out, red meat, etc. I feel that if they can do it, so can I.

Phil 3:19 I'm ready to show my belly who's boss.
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Im new to the team, its nice to talk to people who have the same weight issues as I do. Lets see .. My motivation has changed alot in the last year. First thing that motivates me are my children. I want to live to see them grow up and have children of their own. Second thing.. I just recently got married to the love of my life, and I had my girls before we met, so I would love to have a baby. We've been trying for close to 2 years. Third motivation, Im 26 yrs young and I have found out this year, that I have sleep apnea and also have recently been put on cholestrol medicine. So Im on day 2 of my new start and IM GOING TO STICK TO IT.


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1/12/09 12:35 P

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Things to keep me motivated is this site and people here. Also keep saying to myself that I can do this, listening to my favorite 80's music makes me think of me being thin again and brings back good memmories.

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I have to stay motivated I not only want to want to change my body image but I want make changes in my eating and seeing that progress from mo to mo and I can do things that I could not do when I started like jog and run on the treadmill just doing new thigs and steping out side of my zone My music helps me also and I have my fam behind me the one that matter anyway!!!!!! Last this site wow has this site helped me in so many ways I am so blessed to have found spark

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hi ,i am new in spark people. I joined spark few day's a go .I am so happy that i fined this web site and happier to have fined this team want to lose weight to be here for my daughter and be abel to play whit her ,go to swim ,whit out being concerned that i have to where swim suit and being abel to enjoy all the other things i can't do right know

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M ake short term goals
O ut with the negative thoughts
T hink of why you want it
I magine how you will feel
V isualize the future you
A cknowledge your successes
T reat yourself with respect
I nvestigate new ideas and foods
O bserve your healthy lifestyle
N ever give up and never give in
S upport one another!!!!

Fast from discouragement; feast on hope

Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire

" Greatest thing you can do to help yourself is believe in you."
Written in 2007 by Nilesh Pampattiwar --- India

Matthew 19:26. "With God, all things are possible.

Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.- Norman Vincent Peale


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Thanks Kat i will check it out.

"An individual has a healthy personality to the exact degree to which they have
the propensity to look for the good in every situation." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There was a great article on motivation under the Healthy Lifestyle tab.

Keep Looking UP! (to the Creation and the CREATOR)

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tracy
im bad with eating to much salt too. i have to do better with my excersizing soon. i hope my asthma gets better and your too. have a great night. hugs jacki

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7/5/08 1:46 A

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My asthma is better too when the weight is off!! I need to get the salt under control too!

One bite, one day, one pound at a time. Remember you are worth the effort!

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i just have to loose this weight i wish my asthma was better when i walk. i will just do little at a time walking and work my way up. hope you are all doing good. hugs jacki

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I want to lose weight to be healthier, so i can do things that are currently either difficult for me now or I can't do them at all, and to be hot! I want all the other men to be envious of my boyfriend when we are out places together. I also know there's a fashion diva screaming to get out and I wanna release her! I can't wait until I can fit in normal sizes and looking for clothes is an enjoyable experience, not a chore.

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Best of luck Brianna! I was heavy (250+) when I was pregnant with my daughter and luckily had no problems but ti is better to be healthier.

TracYZ

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I also want to be a mom, I want to be healthier before I start TTC

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Goal Date - December 31, 2011
Long Term Goal - 200 lbs

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Ahhh..thanks for the LUV mamas!! It's a new month ladies let's step to it and make it happen!!! Eyes on the prize...lookn' FABULICIOUS!! Gett'em BOO!! ONELOVE ~ TAUMAIA emoticon

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Taumaia,
I wanted to comment on what a beautiful woman you are. ON another team I am on we also have a Samoan lady and just your skin tone alone is so lovely. And what is in your heart makes your more beautiful. You can achieve all you put your mind to.
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I just love reading what motivates everyone. We are all different and we all have different reasons for doing what we do but in the end we are all working to the same thing a better longer life, GO YOU!!!


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You know what motivates me is seeing HOW BEAUTIFUL I look!! Does that sound conceited!! Well, I don't mean to sound that way!! I see how much MORE beautiful especially my FACE when I loose weight!! I am motivated by RESULTS..the beautiful compliments I get from my HUSBAND, family and friends!! I am motivated after a AWESOME workout!! I am motivated when I see the success of my fellow SP friends.. Let's Stay Motivated & Gett'em BOO!! ONELOVE ~ TAUMAIA


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I am so happy people are posting their things that motivate them I like to read them! ROck on ladies~

One bite, one day, one pound at a time. Remember you are worth the effort!

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Very True, CONNIE48036,

I've taken a long time to become serious about losing weight. People always say that once you lose weight, you'll feel better about yourself. However, losing weight requires that you feel strongly enough about your wellbeing to improve it. I had to care care about myself first and move towards a healthier lifestyle second.

Me, that's my motivation. I feel like there is a gulf between the person I am and the one I want to be. I'm motivated to learn more about myself and to experience life more fully with a smaller butt.

Phil 3:19 I'm ready to show my belly who's boss.
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Hi Karen. I read your message with great empathy. I know how you feel. Let me share something that has helped me.

I know everyone has their own reasons for losing weight. Most of us have several reasons. However, the first thing to consider is WHO you are doing it for. You said you started off thinking you wanted to live longer for your kids. While that is admirable and shows your love for your kids, you really have to do it for yourself first. After all, you have to be happy with yourself before you can share that happiness with others.

Try to take one little step at a time and one small goal at a time. When you reach your small goals, do something special for yourself. Take a hot bath. Buy a pair of socks with hearts on them. Have lunch with a friend. Go to a movie. It doesn't have to be expensive, just something that rewards you for your hard work and sticking to your plan. On the other hand, you can't beat yourself up if you don't lose or even gain. Everyone has bad days and bad weeks; we just have to move forward and eventually we will reach our goal.

If you want to chat, drop me a line. Take care of YOU because YOU are worth it!

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Wow, you all have such great motivations!
When I started off, I really thought it is to live longer for my kids. They are still very small.
Let me be honest. Lately all my motivation just flew out the window. I don't know where it has gone. I have been feeling so discouraged lately that I don't think I can try any longer!
sorry I am such a joykill, but I just needed to get it out there!
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I have had so many serious health problems recently all related to my weight. I want to live longer! So that is what keeps me motivated!!!

De

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2/7/08 12:15 A

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What motivates me is knowing I can do it .. I have a friend who got rid of over 200 pounds with weight watchers and I know I can do it too! I need to use a scooter if I want to shop and I cant wait until I don't need it anymore. I can walk for 10 minutes before I get all sweaty and in pain so considering I usually go after work I am already tired. I want to be a healthy grandma one day that can crawl around the floor with my grand babies!

Being it is Lent I made some decisions..

It is not about giving up "stuff", even though we do fast. It is a time to take a spiritual inventory if you will. Time for reflection, trying to be the best you can be and giving of yourself. If it means giving up that $3 latte everyday and giving the $ to a charitable organization so be it.

As for me, I will be going hard core (on weight watchers core/no count program) to improve my life. NO BREAD, NO SUGAR, NO FLOUR, FF dairy, NO processed foods, and also I will eat meat only 2 days a week.(including fish) I also will be reading my bible more and reflecting on my life and seeing what I can do to improve it.

I also will be making a hardened effort at decluttering my home. I believe it thwarts my efforts to be the best I can be..


SO that is my motivation! Lent will start me on my journey and hopefully I can continue it!

TracyZ

One bite, one day, one pound at a time. Remember you are worth the effort!

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2/6/08 7:28 P

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What motivates me is most importantly, living a longer, healthier life. Also, being able to go out and do things. I have to use a wheelchair right now to "walk" around the mall and I look forward to being able to actually WALK around the mall someday!

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts. -- Adlai Stevenson


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2/6/08 7:05 P

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I hurt worse each time I start over..I dont have much tolerance left...Im not a kid anymore.

Karyn
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." -Sir Winston Churchill


My ticker reflects pounds to lose to each next goal...broken into increments. The first one is to get in the 2's!


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2/6/08 6:22 P

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i have to loose this weight so i can keep living so my little ones have mommy around for along time!!!!
you will someday have little ones cindy i will pray for you ok. hugs, jacki

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What motivates you to make this change in your life?

For me the answer is simple, I want children, I have PCOS a, it's series of symptoms related to hormone imbalances in my body and is directly related to my weight. Simply put my girlie bits do not work right because I am over weight, I want to be healthy and active and I want to be a parent with all my heart.

SO WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?


Cindy Sue
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I CHOOSE ME!


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