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1/7/10 10:29 A

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I've got so many reasons:
I have nothing to wear
To feel better
I'm tired and get winded so easily
To look better for my new husband
To avoid health problems as I get older
To not feel like a giant around my petite in-law family

Chara

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ELFMAGE7's Photo ELFMAGE7 Posts: 5,911
1/7/10 3:18 A

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Thinking about it, I have a few reasons.

It'd be great to not be obese.
Trying to be healthy in general to enjoy activities I feel I can't enjoy as well with the weight.
Want to be healthy when I try to start a family, which is something I really want to do in the next 5 years.
Wear non-plus sized clothing.
Stomach smaller than chest.

That's all I can think of for now.

Age: 30 Height: 4'11.5"

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RUMBLETIGER's Photo RUMBLETIGER SparkPoints: (58,218)
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1/5/10 10:01 P

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I have so many reasons. One is a "silly" one, but I want to be able to comfortably fit into all the rides at our local amusement park. :)

I want to keep up with my kids, not embarrass them as they get older.

I want to hear those "wolf whistles" as I'm out walking.

I have others, but those are good ones for now. :)



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KITTYF54's Photo KITTYF54 Posts: 4,745
1/5/10 5:16 P

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I'd like to lower and reduce the illnesses brought on by being fat. even though I was fairly fit for my weight, I found out I could loose it in a second when my knee gave out on me and bent to the side instead of front while I was running down the stairs. This happened in 2003 and since then my health has gone downhill, with cancer and diabetes in 07.

Now I'm running uphill on a treadmill that's moving downhill faster than I can run.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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CHARMINGLOCHIE Posts: 31
1/5/10 5:12 P

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I am doing this for myself and because I really want my sons to be proud of their mum and for me to be able to keep up with them. I have a holiday in Spain in August and I am determined to be able to have a really good time with them rather than feeling hot, sweaty and out of breath all the time.

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DAWNFIRE72's Photo DAWNFIRE72 SparkPoints: (45,518)
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1/5/10 2:29 P

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I'm doing it for myself and so that I don't wind up in the same boat as my Dad who has had 3 minor strokes and 2 massive heart attacks in the past 7 years (he is only 65). I want to keep my blood pressure in the normal range and keep my cholestrol levels where they need to be for my body to function properly.

I also want to set a good example for my girls so that they don't deal with food issues. We've never had an absolute "NO" rule on candy or other junk foods but we have kept them as a special occasion thing.



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MLOE02's Photo MLOE02 Posts: 82
1/5/10 1:58 P

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my main reason for losing weight is that I am sick of being this size. I do not remember a time when I was not overweight. I just want to feel good about myself for the first time in my life


Starting weight- 312
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final goal 190


Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier



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DOWN2SEXY's Photo DOWN2SEXY Posts: 8,023
1/5/10 1:15 P

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My main reason for getting fit is that I want to live a long, long time. I want to have a lot of energy to do all the things I want to do in this life. I'm not getting any younger, so I had best start pursuing my dreams now!

Besides, I think it would be a total hoot to be considered the hot grandma. If I play my cards right, maybe I'll even be the hot great-grandma.

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Won't I look good in my publicity photos when I am the leanest, meanest, most agile writing machine I can possibly be?


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SAC1DRL Posts: 46
1/5/10 12:27 P

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I want to feel comfortable in my skin. And I have PCOS and I want to help my body function properly so I can have kids someday.

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1/5/10 12:08 P

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I want to be strong again and fit too. My grandson lives at 9,000 feet and I want to be able to play with him without feeling like I'm going have a heart attack.

Kenny, my husband put on so much weight that he had to be on oxygen along with his CPAP. He's lost a lot of that weight and doesn't need the oxygen anymore thankfully. It was awful having to take that huge 40 pound concentrator on vacations.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

Ellen


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TOOLEY3 Posts: 53
1/5/10 10:28 A

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I run a race with my son every year - the Icebreaker. We run the one mile, because he's always been little. Last year I couldn't keep up with him for this short little race. He wants to run the 3 mile this spring. I plan on being there right next to him!

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MHUTTON's Photo MHUTTON Posts: 11,832
1/5/10 9:28 A

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I am getting fit so I can look good and feel good about myself naked. I know that sounds funny but I just don't like what I see and my hubby can't like it either. He says it doesn't bother him so I'm more doing it for myself.

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
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COUNTRYCUTIE23's Photo COUNTRYCUTIE23 SparkPoints: (11,815)
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1/5/10 9:18 A

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I'm getting fit for numerous reasons but mostly to feel better about myself and to be able to keep up with my two boys without being out of breath all the time!!!


~~~Renee~~~

LIVE LIKE THERE'S NO TOMMOROW!
LOVE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN HURT!
DANCE LIKE NO ONE'S WATCHING!

There is one path for all but each must walk it in their own way!

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars!"


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KENANNE Posts: 733
1/5/10 8:06 A

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I am pretty fit for my age. I am doing this because I am TOO FAT.

Anne

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1/5/10 6:15 A

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Aside from feeling and looking better, I'd like to lower my blood pressure and prevent any other conditions.

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1/5/10 4:07 A

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To be healthy and look good.

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KITTYF54's Photo KITTYF54 Posts: 4,745
1/5/10 1:20 A

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Keep at it kenny. I had it years ago and exercising and losing weight did help. Since then I've gained back the weight but I now use Buckwheat pillows to give more support to my neck and shoulders and that seems to have helped some. anyway, I no longer startle myself awake with sudden snoring noises nor do I wake suddenly feeling like I'm being smothered so I THINK I'm better. LOL

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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1/4/10 10:57 P

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I got the book The Spark and started reading it. Great book so far. So much more in there than just fitness. There's also a bunch about how to set goals and improve your life in general.

Anyway, one thing that stuck in my head: to really go after a big goal, you have to have a reason WHY. So what is everyone's reason for wanting to get fit. I forget if I mention this before, but I'll go first.

I'm 31 years old and just about 50 pounds over the weight I think I should be at (going on BMI and last time I felt healthy and energetic). Last time I can remember waking up rested was high school, or maybe college. So figure at least 10 years ago since I felt like I really had energy.

I went to the doctors to see if there was something seriously wrong with me but they always gave me the same advice: eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, lose that extra weight and you'll feel a lot better. I thought there had to be something wrong with me. Something more going on.

Turns out there was. I have a case of sleep apnea bad enough I need a CPAP machine (one of those with the mask that goes over your face and helps you breath a night). The sleep doctor says there is no cure. There's surgery that has a 50% chance of fixing it, but it may not be permanent and could screw up your vocal cords! Yikes!

The only other fix, and this one is a lot more effective - you know what's coming don't you... Get down to a healthy weight, preferably with eating right, cutting back on caffeine, and exercise. Depending on who you ask, I think if you have sleep apnea and get to a healthy weight, there's a 60 - 80% or maybe even better chance that it will just go away.

So I'm sick of having this thing over my face when I sleep and I just want to have energy again. To work, to live, and spend time with my wife and 8 month old little girl.

Sorry for the rambling, but this has got me fired up!

-Kenny


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