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Motivation and Motivators

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm going to be talking A LOT about my wedding that's coming up in November. I'm going to try on dresses this Friday and while I'm nervous because of my weight, I'm excited too. I am looking forward to getting in shape and looking, and more importantly, feeling good, on my day. That's why I came back. Because I know that I can't do it alone anymore. Been there, tried that, have the extra 67 pounds on my body to prove it.

My other motivation are my children. I want to be able to play outside with them, and not get winded after five minutes. They deserve to have a healthy Mumma instead of the lump of depression that comes home from work and has to sit on the couch to rest.

I want to be able to walk up the four flights of stairs at work instead of always taking the long way around the parking lot just to use the elevator. I want to say "Yes, I'll come for a walk at lunch!" to my coworkers and actually be happy to get outside.

And so, I've been gymming it up the past few days at work. See, the gym is free at work. Treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, weights...they are all there for our use. And instead of taking advantage of it, I've been wasting time. I keep running the What Ifs through my mind. What if I'd actually stuck to SP last year...where would my weight and health be today?

But I can't live in the What Ifs anymore. I can just start from today and move on.

One of my coworkers is joining me at the gym. She wants to lose the weight too and it helps that she's so supportive. I had to tell my manager that I would be taking early lunches to go work out and he has surprised me with how excited he is for me. He's lost a lot of weight too and has been constant with a steady stream of "Good job"s and "You can do it"s. It helps.

It helps to come here and verbally vomit on this blog too. I can be honest here and say, I'm tired of being the fat friend and it stops today.

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    Very well said! I agree, having this site helps a lot!
    2199 days ago
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    That's great to have support at work. The first time I ever started losing weight was with a Biggest Loser contest at work. Even though I didn't win the $100, I did lose 20 pounds, so that was even better!! Now I just have to lose them again (plus another 15!) -- but I can do it! We can do it!! Lots of time between now and November... Half of April, plus all of May, June, July, August, September, October -- see -- it looks longer if you see each month ;)

    Thanks for the support on my blog. I hope today goes OK. I did turn in a 3 page list of complaints, so it's all in writing. We'll see where they take it from there...
    2199 days ago
    Good luck to you! Glad your boss is so supportive and excited for you! If your kids are like my kids then you know they'll be happy too! Of course, your happiness is what counts most -- and best wishes on that wedding coming up!
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    2199 days ago
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