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what motivates me ....

Saturday, March 09, 2013

What is your true motivation? This is the assignment for today.

As I pondered the question above, I realized that I had a multitude of reasons for wanting to lose weight. I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. I often have about 25 lbs that I would like to lose (which I have lost and gained several times). My usual motivator is that I want to look and feel good about myself. Also, my daughter is getting married next year and there will be lots of photos. I recently went on a vacation and when I saw the photos I thought, is that how I really look? They say the camera doesn't lie! Most importantly we have a very serious history of heart attacks in my family, and it is my hope that if I eat right and exercise, I will be able avoid this health issue.
For me, the Sparkpeople plan is all about a lifestyle change. Therefore, although I will reach my goal weight, it is my intention to make this a permanent change and so maintaining or continuously improving my health will be a constant work in progress!
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    I find that writing my goals and motivations is so helpful. On the hard days you just read about why you started on your health quest and it really helps.
    1871 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
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  • AHSOKA70
    My usual motivator is the same as yours - to feel good about myself - to feel healthier and to look healthy too. There is also heart disease in my family and my husband's, so that is always on my mind. Here's to a healthy, positive day! emoticon
    1872 days ago
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