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The WHY behind my weight loss

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Today Spark Coach assignment was to explore the reasons behind wanting to lose weight, the "true goal".

My true goal is simple and clear: to get healthy and fit. Right now I have difficulty moving around. I can barely tie my shoes. I feel heavy and awkward. Getting up out of certain chairs is hard. Running around playing with my niece and nephew is out of the question, I simply can't run. I am also deathly afraid of tripping and falling. I love to hike, but I am pretty limited to how far and how difficult a hike I can realistically do. I have to take medication to lower my blood pressure. i get heartburn frequently, especially if I overeat. I snore loudly.

I do also want to look better, but that is not the main focus, more of a side effect.

When I reach my goal weight, every single movement will be easier, period. Not lugging around 100+ pounds will be very freeing and I will be able to hike with much more ease and stamina. I will be able to play with the kids. Last time I lost weight, I got off of the BP meds., my heartburn went away and I stopped snoring.

I know I can do this, I have almost done it before, but I gave up on myself before I reached my goal. I am never doing that again. I am learning how to set better goals and I am worth too much to give up on!

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