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WENDELINA0866
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4/11/14 12:49 P

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More energy, feel better about myself and those two evil words.. class reunion!! :-O

Edited by: WENDELINA0866 at: 4/11/2014 (12:49)
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SUESCHOICE
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4/6/14 5:50 P

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To have more energy and not be out of breath from short walks or steps.
My knees and hips to not hurt all the time.
To have more clothing options when I shop for new clothes!

It's working!


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MLHAYES17
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4/5/14 6:37 P

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I want to fit in pretty cloths again

Treat every day as if it were your last.


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MLHAYES17
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4/2/14 9:37 A

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I want to be healthy and live longer

Treat every day as if it were your last.


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KENDRASTIC
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2/10/14 10:44 A

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My doctors told me I should lose some weight to help manage my migraines and reduce my risk for cancer, which runs in my family.

So, here I go!



“I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can.” -Edward Everett Hale


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JOANNEHOLL1
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3/17/13 11:10 A

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emoticon Fit my clothes better
emoticon Keep my cancer from returning
emoticon Look better & feel good about my appearance
emoticon Climb stairs with ease
emoticon Be around longer for great grandchildren
emoticon Be here to greet future great grandchildren
emoticon Walk, walk & walk when spring finally arrives
emoticon Dig in my flower beds when spring finally arrives
emoticon Work in my garden when spring finally arrives

Edited by: JOANNEHOLL1 at: 3/17/2013 (11:23)

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MIDWESTLORRAINE
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3/10/13 3:16 P

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hang in there emoticon


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MIDWESTLORRAINE
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3/10/13 3:14 P

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I'm tired of being the fat twin. I am an identical twin, she lives in Connecticut. I'm tired of using this climate as an excuse. Everyone esle around me is loosing weight and getting healthy. I'm tired of sitting on the fence. It's time to join it and feel good again and not let winter be an excuse. I'm going back to Connecticut in May and its time to feel good. No more fat twin, here we come


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LISAGOULDIE
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1/15/13 12:15 A

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Doris I love to canoe too! God Bless Ely!


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DORISHEROFF
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1/14/13 2:21 P

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My goal is to be healthy for my family, especially to be able to do the traveling I want to do by canoe and camping in the US and internationally. Short term goal is to fit into my ballroom dancing shoes so I can be comfortable dancing in public again. If my ankles get slimmer by losing 10-20 pounds, that should do it!

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.    Dale Carnegie


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LISAGOULDIE
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1/9/13 1:19 A

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My biggest reason for losing weight it? Energy. Carrying around the extra pounds is exhausting. The superficial reason is to look better. The craziest reason would be the opportunity to shop for new clothes.


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FRAN0426
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12/10/12 5:26 P

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My main reason for losing weight is to be healthier. Since starting SP I have with diet and exercise. have gone off all insulin for Diabetes--every other benefit is a plus

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LOVEMY3KIDS5
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8/28/12 10:47 A

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I started many years ago on Sparkpeople to lose weight for all the wrong reasons. Although they were valid reasons, I always "fell off the wagon". I wanted to lose weight to "look good", "for my children/future grandchildren", "to fit into better, smaller clothes", etc. This year I had many eye openers of how out of shape I am. Now I am losing weight and getting fit so I can walk without being out of breath and be healthy. The weight has not come off as fast as I would like, but this time instead of getting upset and quitting, I have measured in other ways. I have lost a lot of inches, dropped both a shirt size and pant size, and I can walk a distance without hurting or needing my inhaler. This all since only July 4th, 2012...oh and I have lost 12 pounds also.


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FATBASTICH
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8/20/12 6:38 A

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To live the best life I can.


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JANNAG123
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3/19/12 11:30 A

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To be happy with what I see in the mirror/pictures
To be able to run a 5K
To wear a bikini
To borrow my friends clothes
To shop at the same places my friends do


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CAKEMAKERMOM
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1/19/12 10:02 P

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I'm tired of being tired.
I'm tired of aching much of the time.
I'm tired of not being able to shop for clothes at Target.
I'm tired of having to order my bras online, I want to be able to try them on at the store and buy them off the rack.
I get too tired trying to keep up with the kids.
I just want to stop being tired...

An excuse is just a challenge to figure out how to do something different.

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SKINNY1DAY
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1/17/12 1:11 P

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i don't want to have another stroke
i want to be healthy
i want to be able to walk up stairs or across the room without using my inhaler
i am sick of not having clothing choices
i am sick of sitting out and not doing things because i'm too tired or winded
i am sick of every ailment i have kidney pain, stomachache, anything really when i go to the doctor automatically being blamed on my weight if I was skinny they'd have to look at the real cause for the issue.


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PAMMY222
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I turned 50 this past April and even though I've been fairly healthy my whole life, I weigh the highest I've ever been, and all my lab tests are borderline for high blood pressure, high glucose, and high cholesterol (especially triglycerides), I don't want these indicators to get worse. I want to stay healthy!


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RDELANEY44
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8/31/11 4:42 P

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So I'll be there for my daughters (www.daddythefatty.com)




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ILOVETOCRUISE
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8/22/11 11:52 A

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SICKFATGIRL
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6/20/11 9:34 P

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I'm sick of being FAT!!!! I need to lose weight to gain some self confidence.



SHOORET
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5/20/11 2:53 P

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I need to get healthier. My husband left me for a much younger/thinner woman and now I need to show myself I can do this. My son deserves a healthy active mother since I am now his only parent.


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MAYBER
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This time doing it for myself well maybe a little bit for my DH who has alzheimers want to be able to take care of him in our home our children and grandchildren are very supportive
Continue to take one day at a time setting small goals achieving and then setting another with the help of TOPS chapter


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BOVEY63
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1/23/11 10:31 A

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Better health.



MAHAILS
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1/18/11 8:51 A

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Only one? I have many reasons (don't we all) - my biggest reason, however, is that I want my husband to be proud of me when he looks at me. And (OK I know this is more than one reason) our daughter is getting married in Sept - PHOTOS (aaaggghhh!!)


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JOHANKA
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11/28/10 10:31 P

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For my health.


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JANETMDOLL
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11/23/10 9:29 A

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For all the knee pain sufferers out there. For every pound lost = 3 pounds of pressure off the knees. That's why I try to keep my weight down. emoticon

Wish it, Dream it, Do it!!!


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DIXIEWOOF
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back again- I come here after each child and it really motivates me. Now that we are all done with kids, I want to get to my goal weight finally!!!

AJ's Mommy

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DAWNA35
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4/22/10 1:35 P

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Back to try again.
My main reason for loosing weight is to be able to enjoy my life in a more active way. I miss walking and biking during the summer.. and my husband wants a boat.. would like to wear a swim suit again someday :)


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MNCOUNTRY92
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12/16/09 3:48 P

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Back again for a second go-around.

My main reason for losing the weight is to get rid of the pain in my knees and hips. I hate how my knees start a dull throb, which sadly is my barometer for being overweight.

Maybe while doing that, I'll actually feel sexy too. emoticon


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SOCIALKAJ
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11/15/09 11:40 P

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I'm currently pregnant, so while I am not trying to lose any weight at this point. I do want to be fit and healthier for our future as a family.


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ONE_TINY_LADY
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8/17/09 10:06 P

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My reasons are:

Feel better about myself
Like what I see when I look in the mirror




The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."


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Health...
Less pain...
Feeling good about myself...
so many reasons... bottom line... it is time...
to let the thinner inner me out...emoticon


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TEDDYTEDDY
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3/29/09 8:58 A

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Less pain and more life, with quality. I have arthritis and when I weighed 250 to 280 I had horrible pain all over frim arthritis and fibromyalgia. When I got down to 180 I felt fantastic. At 220, which I have gone back up to, I still am able to walk 3 miles in an hour, though I am getting more pain in my knees and feet, especially. I am trying to get back under 200 as my first goal and hope to be there by July. I know I can do it. Gotta lay off the ice cream and really control my portions. Also, as I increase my activity I know that will help with the weight loss and reduction of pain, too. emoticon

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Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.""

Tomorrow is here.









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TOPS2KOPSVILLE
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3/15/09 9:18 A

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yES i have several reasons
beyond being healthy
I have a grandson and my son soon to be married and never been at a normal weight from age of 13 or so
I wnt to wear single digets clothes

I am in TOPS just ask me about it !
Leslie Central time Persistence is more rewarding than perfectionism!


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ANGELAFAITH27
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3/10/09 10:32 P

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My reason for losing weight is definitely to be healthy. My weight has been a yo-yo, and I put on more weight again this past year. a year ago, my mom was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Anything I can do to stay healthy and reduce my risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes is important for me right now.


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CITYZOZO
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i hear ya, my deal is that i don't feel sexy with extra rolls, that is my body image crap though... so like many others, men and women both, i think that weight baggage gets in the way of feeling attractive... speaking for myself it does... stay warm, why isn't is warmer today... it is crazy how cold it is, but that won't stop me, i'm off to the gym... zozo

My Goals:

goal 1 --exercise 2 days a week in 2014


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SUN_CLAY
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1/15/09 6:20 P

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well, ms cityzozo, I happen to know you in real life so here is what I have to say! You are incredibly beautiful, not to mention feisty. Those two things are a good combo for great sex! if you are not getting all you want, then blame that on your man *wink* just don't tell him I said that!

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

"Even on the days you just don't feel like going to work, you still go, right? It's the same with exercise." -Professional Volleyball Player Gabrielle Reece

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CITYZOZO
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my friend becky and i agree for more sex and vanity!

My Goals:

goal 1 --exercise 2 days a week in 2014


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DERBY5
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1/10/09 11:59 P

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Need to lose weight as part of getting healthy, I want to be able to play with my boys with out being winded and to be leaner.


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KAT7457
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to find clothes that fit me and to see myself get healthy.



HEALTHYRN08
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My reasons for losing weight. 1) to be able to shop in the regular section at the store and have more stores to be able to buy clothes at 2) to be able to play with the grandson that will be born this spring
3)to have more energy during the day and sleep better at night 4) so that i can look in a mirror and say to myself you did and you look awesome
Brenda



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PATWALKS
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12/25/08 10:39 A

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Hello. There are so many reasons, so I don't understand why losing is so hard for me!
I want to make my knees feel better, stop snoring, improve my health, get a healthy BMI to reduce chances of getting diseases caused by obesity.
I want to be a good role model, get fit so I can do fun things like, ski, skate, ride horse, run, swim without floating like a bobber, go to a water park.
I want to have more room in an airplane seat and on theme-park rides.
I want to look better to improve my self-confidence.

Patricia, Minnesota

If it isn't hunger, food won't fix it.

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.


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MOLLYINMN
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12/24/08 10:37 A

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Need to lose weight as part of getting healthy. I want to hit 40 being at a healthy weight.

Molly


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SOCIALKAJ
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12/21/08 10:52 A

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I got married and seemingly gained "happy weight". I am tired of my clothes not fitting, being ashamed of how my body looks and I don't like feeling this way. We are trying to get pregnant and I don't want to start off being heavier than I should be. Most importantly, I don't want to pass down my unhealthy habits to my children.


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SARAHSLY
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12/5/08 2:20 P

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I deserve to feel better, look better, ski better and live better. Treating my body with respect is very closely tied to treating ME with respect.

Things are good... they can be GREAT!


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CASHRAT
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12/1/08 5:48 P

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1. I'm sick of being the fat one in my family.
2. I want to buy pants with waist size smaller than 38 (I'm about a 40 right now).
3. I would love to have some muscle definition.
4. I don't like getting winded going up stairs.
5. Honestly, it feels great having people ask me about my weight loss.

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TOPS2KOPSVILLE
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11/23/08 12:04 P

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because i am fat my clothes dont fit and i am lazy I want to be healthy and want my clothes to fit and want to be active.

I am in TOPS just ask me about it !
Leslie Central time Persistence is more rewarding than perfectionism!


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WDBROWN94
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11/7/08 11:10 A

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My reason is to be halthy is for me first, but to also be around long enough to see my daughter finish growing up and see her accomplish her goals. I also would love to stop shopping in the plus sizes.

No one need live a minute longer as he is, because the Creator endowed us with the ability to change ourselves.” - J.C. Penney



LIVINGLIFEINMN
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11/6/08 1:20 P

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I hit 50 this year and am really lucky to be in good health. The plan is to stay that way and grow old gracefully!

Blue skies shining on me!
Cindy
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KBLUND
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11/1/08 10:14 A

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I have many but mostly for my kids. I want to be able to play basketball, softball... with them. I want to be able to bend over and tie my shoes without holding my breath. I want to be able to shop in normal size section for clothes, something I have not done for 15 years. I just want to be thin so I like myself again.


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VONNIE17
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10/31/08 2:47 P

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to feel better and get extra weight off my back



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They say to get rid of the too small clothes. Why? because most of it will be out of style. Plus, it is fun to celebrate with new clothes!

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

"Even on the days you just don't feel like going to work, you still go, right? It's the same with exercise." -Professional Volleyball Player Gabrielle Reece

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. --Isak Dinesen


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10/27/08 3:25 P

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I want to fit my cute clothes again (even though I just got rid of most of them...) and I want to make my back feel better, have better posture, be healthier for the kids, but most of all, I want to do it for me.

~Renee or XtremeMNCowgirl~

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"I'm lettin' go of all my lonely yesterdays. I've forgiven myself for the mistakes I've made." --Keith Urban


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KAT7457
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10/23/08 11:52 A

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to be healthier and i wish it took the pain away as well from my RA&OA. good luck everyone. kat7457 10-23-08



MNCOUNTRY92
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10/14/08 10:57 A

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To be here for my kids and their kids, or as long as God-given possible.

I want to lose the weight to make it easier on my knees and hips. I want to be able to look in the mirror and feel sexy.

Anyway, there's way to many reasons to list here so these are my top ones for the moment.


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DARCIREINVENTED
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10/6/08 10:37 A

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My newest reason to want to lose weight came last night after my family and I were looking through picture albums and I heard many comments about how good I used to look, how skinny my neck was and was asked- how long ago was that?

That gave me new motivation to get up and make some changes! If I keep doing what I have been doing I'll get the same results and I'll look back in another year and be mad at myself for not taking any action.

I want to be:
HEALTHY
NOT WEAR PLUS SIZE CLOTHING
COMFORTABLE NAKED IN FRONT OF A MIRROR
HERE FOR MY KIDS AND GRANDKIDS
BREATHE BETTER
NOT GET SICK WITH SOME "FAT" DISEASE
HAVE A HEALTHY HEART
RUN
RIDE A BIKE COMFORTABLY
BE COMFORTABLE SITTING, SLEEPING, STANDING- ANYTHING!

AND I WILL....



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PATHFINDER52
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10/4/08 1:55 P

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My reasons:
1. To reduce the stress on painful joints
2. To attain a healthy weight for life
3. To be more active in my 2nd 50 years than in my 1st 50 years
4. To keep up with my hubby who has 20 years on me but works out 10 times each month!
5. To be the "kick-ass granny" my grandkids deserve
6. To model health behaviors (especially since I work in healthcare!!)

Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.
-David R. Hawkins


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AMIE74
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10/4/08 11:00 A

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I want to be able to go to the park and go down the slide with them. I want to see my kids have kids and be able to enjoy playing with them too.


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SUN_CLAY
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10/1/08 2:34 P

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I just hate hearing the stats that we will not have as long of a life as our parents. Every generation, up until ours has lived longer than their parents. Because of all the pollution and processed foods, we are shortening our lives. You would think with all this modern medicine we would live longer, but that is not the case.

~melissa

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

"Even on the days you just don't feel like going to work, you still go, right? It's the same with exercise." -Professional Volleyball Player Gabrielle Reece

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. --Isak Dinesen


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10/1/08 2:22 P

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My basic reason is to be healthy. There are a lot of medical conditions that run in the family, and I would like to try to avoid as many of them as possible. The only way to do that is by losing weight, working out, and eating fairly healthy.

Sharleen

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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SUN_CLAY
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10/1/08 2:08 P

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Its all about ME!!!!

I want to be healthy, active, more energy. I also am an insurance broker, and wonder if my weight caused me to not get clients. I also want to get my hypothyroid under control. eating healthy has enabled me to reduce my medication.

Now, Two years and 100 pounds lighter? This whole loss has caused me to realize that my path has taken me to a more green, sustainable, crunchy place. I realize that there is more to my loss than just losing weight. I feel like most of the foods we eat are the cause of weight gain and other medical problems. The more I learn, the less I know.

~melissa

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

"Even on the days you just don't feel like going to work, you still go, right? It's the same with exercise." -Professional Volleyball Player Gabrielle Reece

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. --Isak Dinesen


SHANTODD420
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10/1/08 10:52 A

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1. To be healthy and fit.
2. To have more energy.
3. To stay active and be able to play with my two kids.
4. Run three miles or more without stopping.
5.To have more passionate sex with the dh.
6. To wear regular clothes and not plus size.
7. To look sexy and inviting.



Shrinking Shannon from Michigan


I will rock 2014 and not look back. No more unhealthy choices. Take it one day at a time and one step at a time.



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