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Doing regular, mild forms of exercise helps you respect your body no matter what your size by making you aware of its wonderful construction. It is a good feeling to appreciate the skin you're in instead of focusing on size, something I hadn't done for wwwaaayyy too long.
Wanting to look a particular way or fit into a particular dress size might jumpstart your journey, but it's not enough to carry you through 18 months of losing a pound a week. Find the reasons to get healthy besides your appearance that really matter to you and remind yourself of them every day. Whether you're doing it for your diabetes, your God, or your kids, when you make it bigger than your vanity, you're more likely to succeed.
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