The question is who motivates me first & foremost its everyone here at SP but there I people I see daily through out the day while I work I see people who no longer have the mobility due to there weight issues which lead to health issues Its hard to explain but I see them and I do not want that to be me and it could easily be me in their shoes
Linda (Florida - Eastern Standard Time )
I am " (we are) spiritual beings having a human experience " Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Amethyst BLC Fall 2012 to Summer 2013
2012 Fall 5% Challenge Community Team Casual Travelers t0 2013 Spring & summer 5% Challenge Community Casual Travelers
Nothing motivates me like numbers on the scale getting less and clothes hanging loosely. Some day my double chin will disappear and I'll be over the moon.
"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."
For me there are different types of motivation....I have my grandkids and I want to live an extra long life to see them accomplish their dreams. I also have goals for myself which include losing weight and becoming healthy which will help me accomplish my wish of seeing my grandkids accomplish their goals!
current weight: 169.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,518) Posts: 2,307 12/31/11 3:27 P
What motivates me is the knowledge that this change in lifestyle has to come from me and me alone. Yes, people along the way will inspire me and give me words of encouragement, but still I have to do the work - physical, and mostly emotional. I want to be able to say that when the going got tough, I did not quit. This is where I am right now. Every cell in my body is screaming for me to just give up. That is my usual way of doing things - especially when I feel a bit of depression coming upon me. I want to be able to push myself so that the older I get, the more I will be able to push myself through the not-so-pleasant times and know that I will come out the other side a stronger person.
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.”
MY BIGGEST MOTIVATION TO MAKE IT TO MY 5 GRANDKIDS GRADUATIONS AND WEDDINGS...TO THINK THAT I MIGHT MISS THESE EVENTS JUST MAKES ME CRY....AND YOU ALL AT SP ARE AN INSPIRATION TO KEEP GOING...HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOU AND I WILL SEE YOU ON THE MESSAGE BOARDS IN 2012
As a year ends and another begins, I am sitting here reviewing how I've done over the past 12 months. I was thinking of all the things that have kept me going when times got hard.
How about you? For what reasons (besides improving health) are you committed to losing the weight? What has happened along the way to keep you going?
Here are my reasons, in no particular order, other than health: To look better in my clothes To have more self confidence / feel better about myself To be less shy in social situations To silence everyone who ever whispered behind their hand about me ... and to prove wrong all who ever said I couldn't do it.
Here is what happened along the way to keep me going: I fit into an airplane seat without using the belt extender. I went to Disney World and could ride all the rides I wanted to. I wore a bathing suit on the beach for the first time in YEARS. My husband can hug me now and touch his hands to his elbows. I can tie my own shoes and put on my own socks. I became able to shop in the regular-size department again. I realized I could walk up a flight of stairs without being winded.
The best thing that happened along the way? I proved to myself that if I wanted it badly enough, I could do it. Even though it is hard and feels impossible at times. Even though it is taking years with setbacks and backslides along the way, I am doing it!!
Edited by: OHIOCOUNTRYGIRL at: 12/31/2011 (12:06)
Type II Diabetes - DX 12/2009 Last A1C: 6.0
Working on me one day at a time.
Starting Weight: 284 (BMI: 48.9) Current Weight: 197.8 Next Goal: 190 (95 pounds lost - 32% body weight) Goal: 184 (100 pounds lost - 35% body weight) Goal: 170 (115 pounds lost - 40% body weight) Final Goal: 160 (45% body weight)
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