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My big goal

Thursday, January 31, 2013

In my sparkcoach training session today, Sparkguy talked about the over arching goal for weight loss. This really touched me. It is so true. I don't want to lose weight, just to lose it. There are larger, more important reasons for me to lose weight and get healthy again. I have a few of them written down in my daily planner.

The most exciting reason that I want to get in better shape this year is because I am planning to travel in November. My best friend and I are going to Peru. I want to be healthy when I travel. I want to be able to walk all day and not feel sick/tired. I want to be able to move freely without pain. Also, I want to fit more comfortably in the airplane seat. Lastly, I want to surprise my friend with my weight loss because last time that we saw each other she commented that I had gained so much. This goal is very exciting for me. I am looking forward to traveling which is something that I have always loved to do, but haven't done in many years.

The most important reason that I want to be healthier is my future. I want to have kids very badly. I want to be healthy so that I can get pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby. When I have kids, I want to be a good role model for them. I want to help them learn to be active and eat well. I also want to be able to actively play with my kids. I want to live a long life so that I can be there to support my kids as they grow up. Also, I have a little nephew. He is three years old this month and he is so important to me. I want to be a good role model for him too. I want to be able to run and play with him and be there for him.

In September I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I have been doing research about type 2 diabetes and I have learned that my weight is a large contributor. I was also diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. I know that losing weight will help be to control the symptoms of both of these health issues. Losing weight now could even reverse both of them. My doctor has been pushing me to start with a goal of just 10% of my body weight (25 lbs). I can do this!

I also want to be a good role model for my husband. He is overweight too and I think he sees his weight as something that can never change (I know I have felt that way before). I hope that if he sees changes in me, he might be more motivated to make changes in his own life.

I am almost 30 and I don't want to keep going through my life this way. I want to feel good in my body. I want to be healthy and have energy. I want to fit back into the clothes that are in that box under my bed. I want to feel confident and ready for the prime of my life, not washed up and drained before my time!

I am ready to making lasting changes because these things are really important to me. I am not just trying to lose weight. I am losing weight for these reasons. What a great coaching session, I feel ready to take on the world!

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

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