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Summer 5% Challenge Assignment # 3 Motivation

Friday, July 08, 2011

My motivation for wanting to lose weight has more to do with my health as I get older than anything else. My reasons for wanting to lose weight are as follows; * I want to be independent for the rest of my life. * Maintaining my mobility as I get older * Avoiding having to get hip or knee replacements as I age * Avoid getting osteoarthritis later in life * A healthy weight means less money spent on Doctor's appointments and medicine as I age. * I want to feel comfortable and look okay in my clothes. * I do not want to be depressed because of weight related issues. * Be the best I can be for my age * I want to get over the idea that because I am getting older it is okay to just give in to it and let my weight get out of control. *I want to make a lifestyle change .* I want to feel good about doing all that I can do to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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    Great goals! I see several that pertain to me emoticon
    3190 days ago
    Great reasons for changing your lifestyle and it does work! My success came when I started focusing on health rather than pounds. Another thing you can add to that list is a LOT less time spent going to the doctor and sitting in the doctor's office. Let alone recovering from all the procedures you mentioned. The older I get the more precious that time is to me and I want to enjoy it in good health too! Mobility is a big issue; need motivation? Visit a nursing home, been visiting friends there the past few years and as necessary as they have become; it's not how I want to spend the time I have left. So, let's keep moving and making healthy choices! Be well.
    3190 days ago
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    You have GREAT reasons for taking on a healthier lifestyle. If you find yourself falling short of meeting your goals, or have lack of motivation, come back to this post, print it and post it on your mirror. You can read it while brushing your teeth, and hopefully get re-INSPIRED. Best of luck. Great great reasons.
    3190 days ago
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