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SASLVY1 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/9/09 12:32 A

Back problems and can not do anything more to help relieve it, to last unless I lose weight,can not walk for a very long time.
Plus we are going on a trip and I want o be able to set
in a airplane for 11 hrs.

PROJECTFIT4LIFE SparkPoints: (13,487)
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Posts: 851
4/8/09 11:43 P

when i just got tired of not feeling comfortable in jeans an a t-shirt. i always wanted a jacket on to cover up!

not anymore! :)

REDROCKR Posts: 362
4/8/09 2:13 P

My wake up call occurred when I was viewing a picture of my backside when I was getting an autograph from Jerry Reinsdorf (Owner of Chicago White Sox). Since it was spring training in AZ, I was wearing shorts. I thought the moment would be great to capture on film; turned out that I was never more humiliated than when I reviewed the pictures. That was it...I found out about SP from my co worker and I am so grateful to be here among friends:)

Edited by: REDROCKR at: 4/8/2009 (15:11)
JILL2361 Posts: 199
4/8/09 11:34 A

When the women in my family started having strokes in their 50's. I just decided, that is not going to be me!

LADYBUG197499 Posts: 637
4/8/09 10:55 A

A picture I did not believe that was me!!

TMSPENCER43 Posts: 52
4/8/09 8:26 A

when my knee's hurt so bad I could not hardly walk.
And the heaver I got the more pain in my legs and knee's.

4/4/09 2:42 P

After having my daughter, I was the heaviest I've ever been in my life, I hated the way I looked in pictures.

DAVISY1 Posts: 654
4/4/09 12:18 P

Looking in the mirror and thinking "no, no, no you dont look good in that"

TTRAC02 Posts: 31
4/3/09 12:44 P

Looking in the mirror and not liking what I saw. Gereral "uggg..." all the time. And pants getting too tight or having a "muffin top" in pants I liked. Also seeing my face get chubby.

HIONLIFE93 Posts: 1,779
4/3/09 10:46 A

knowing that if I don't do something I probably won't see my son grow up, have a family and maybe even get to spoil some grandchildren.

LIZZY468 Posts: 614
4/3/09 10:42 A

break-ups are a good one...

MCL423 SparkPoints: (43,541)
Fitness Minutes: (19,783)
Posts: 364
4/2/09 10:28 P

Seeing pictures from a cruise I took combined with a bad breakup....recipe for success I say! lolol


MFIT4ME Posts: 526
4/2/09 4:05 P

After having my son, I wanted to get back to my pre pregnancy weight

RASHUN10 Posts: 114
4/1/09 6:20 P

When I started getting ready to go somewhere and my clothes were getting tighter and tighter. I knew I had to do something different.

LIKEAWREN SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 3,925
4/1/09 9:55 A

My clothes don't fit anymore, and I can't handle going up yet another size.

4/1/09 8:53 A

I started changing clothes in the closest to stay away from the mirrors. emoticon

TEACHREASON SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 267
4/1/09 7:31 A

I knew I had to lost weight when my fat jeans became my suck in my gut jeans.


CINDEELOU Posts: 208
3/31/09 2:58 P

When I didn't feel comfortable changing in front of a mirror in a clothing store.

FITSPIRED1 Posts: 603
3/31/09 1:53 P

Last year my doctor put me on meds to lower my cholesterol. I began to workout and within 6 months she told me my numbers were normal. I stopped working out regularly and didn't care about what I ate and in January she told me that my numbers were bad again.
I have to add that my father has diabetes and has had open heart surgery; my mother died in 2007 at age 63 of congestive heart failure. My grandmother died of a heart attack last December and my sister had a major stroke at age 42 and has been paralyzed and unable to speak for the past 6 years.
When I got the call from my doctor in January, I decided that if I truly loved my husband and children then I had to take better care of myself. I can't keep eating unhealthy foods and not exercising. If there's anything I can do to help prevent a stoke or heart attach or premature death, then I need to do that so I won't be a burden to them.
My journey began Feb. 2, 2009 and I've lost 17 pounds and I exercise 5 days a week for at least 45 mins each time.
It's hard but I beleive my family is worth it.
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TOOTZ480 Posts: 641
3/31/09 7:24 A

When the Doctor wanted to put me on cholesterol meds.Didn't happen lost weight started exercising and no need for meds

CANDANCE29 Posts: 51
3/29/09 8:03 P

My size 16 was getting to tight. I felt so uncomfortable

BLUEROSE73 SparkPoints: (149,401)
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Posts: 35,243
3/28/09 9:01 P

I saw a picture one of my children drew of me. The double chin was shocking to me. Later that day I looked in the mirror. I guess I do have one. It is amazing. I always knew I could not see weigh loss in myself visually, but apparently I can not see gain either. Now I HATE having my picture taken. I am doing it though, to help me keep visual track of my progress.

CELTICMOTOCAT SparkPoints: (17,968)
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Posts: 956
3/27/09 3:45 P

Mine has been several. One was seeing myself in my wedding dress, the other was actually getting on the scale 7 years ago and seeing i was creeping up to just under 400lbs, not something i wanted.

3/27/09 6:42 A

running out of energy while playing with my son and getting short of breath walking to my car after work.

BONNERSE Posts: 10
3/27/09 3:50 A

Looking at my old jeans in the closet and wondering if I should just throw them away!

SHININGSTAR1220 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (7,874)
Posts: 1,131
3/26/09 9:22 P

it hurt to walk

3/26/09 8:26 P

jeans getting too tight !...beefed up from lyme meds..weight has to go !...bub bye weight emoticon

ALEXA621 Posts: 21
3/26/09 5:56 P

When I saw pictures of myself at my mom's wedding. At first I thought it was just the dress but after awhile I came to accept that I needed to lose a few!

AMALAVITA Posts: 798
3/26/09 3:23 P

Seeing a photo of myself on a beach and remembering that I thought that I looked good that day! Oh my! It still took more than a year to get my head out of the sand...

LLAWSON03 Posts: 9
3/26/09 9:03 A

trying to walk up stairs comfortably ............ emoticon

LRICE2011 Posts: 255
3/26/09 7:34 A

Deciding that I wanted to have the energy to keep up with first grandbaby and I just didn't want to take pills anymore for blood pressure.
I'm happy to say I know longer have to take them either!!

CBEVNOW Posts: 6,457
3/25/09 11:28 P

i knew i needed to lose about 30lbs. but it wasnt until i was told i had 3rd stage chronic kidney failure, i knew i had to do something. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

LIFECHANGE5 Posts: 159
3/25/09 9:20 P

Every time I went to the doctor they never seemed concerned about my weight. I knew I was gaining every year and I started to get short on breath. It got harder to get in and out of the car and my clothes kept getting smaller. In my mind I know I need to loose about 50 pounds, but I struggle with exercise due to health issues.

DA_QUEEN_BEE SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 171
3/25/09 9:38 A

I just kept on more and more weight and I caught up with my husband I weighed the same as him!!! NO, time for a change and it's happening I'm down to 144 from 166 in January. Hopefully I'll be down to 120 by August it would be a great birthday present to myself.

LADYBUG197499 Posts: 637
3/25/09 9:32 A

I'm just tired of being fat

LISADOUBLEVEE SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 528
3/25/09 3:14 A

First, I was tagged in a Facebook photo where I looked enormous. Then I weighed myself and found out I weighed 15lbs more than what I thought was my heaviest weight.

3/24/09 8:29 P

My blood pressure became a problem and I really got tired of being fat.

JENHIGG1 Posts: 81
3/24/09 2:28 P

I have been going back and forth about trying to lose and being lazy and eating what ever I want and then I took my dog into the vet. She totally called him fat and a little sausage. He needs to lose 5 pounds and so I thought... what a good excuse for both of us to truely make a change for good!

LMS32164 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 132
3/24/09 7:14 A

My health and the mirror!!

BLUEROSE73 SparkPoints: (149,401)
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Posts: 35,243
3/24/09 2:48 A

I have always been a large presence. I am over 6 feet tall. I am now noticing that I am also becoming wider. I weigh more now than I did when I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter. That hurts. I also want to wear some of the nicer dance costumes when I compete. I am sick of thinking "I couldn't possibly wear that ..."

CALGARYDAVE Posts: 18,977
3/23/09 12:31 P

Saw myself in a photo

3/20/09 8:30 A

Trying to fasten my belt

JONLOVER Posts: 241
3/20/09 7:58 A

when I saw myself on a home video.

LAURIEJAY Posts: 666
3/19/09 9:44 P

I couldn't breath when I walked up a flight of stairs.

JETTER4 Posts: 12,830
3/19/09 7:52 P

When my clothes didn't fit and when my back ached.

YFZNAT SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 993
3/19/09 6:34 P

I had to keep buying new pants because mine didn't fit anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love to shop, but only when I want to, not because I have to.


SCILLA717 Posts: 286
3/19/09 4:30 P

My wake up call happened when I was 28 years old. I remember waking up one morning and while walking from my bed to the bathroom I realized I was leaning over, holdin my back, LIKE AN OLD LADY!! I stopped, then and there, stood straight up and said to myself, 'I am too young to be waking up and feeling like an old lady. I need to start exercising everyday.' I got an exercise video that day and started. I've never stopped. In fact, I exercise now more than I ever have in my whole life. I feel great and I look a lot younger than my age.
Exercise is great. It causes you to feel great.

JETTER4 Posts: 12,830
3/17/09 8:17 P

My back was aching and it was harder to move around without hurting.

DOLLIE6 Posts: 2,845
3/17/09 4:17 P

When I could not go shopping without giving out of breath. emoticon emoticon emoticon

3/17/09 2:46 P

I was leaving a buffet restaurant and met an older gentleman going in at the same time. He looked at me and said "well I hope you saved some for the rest of us" I was hurt and humiliated. I decided it was time for a change!

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