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4/18/09 6:03 P

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My primary motivation for getting healthier is to be able to keep up with my son. Secondary motivation is to not succumb to complacency when it comes to being fat like many people on my mother's side of the family.

Managed to literally work what little butt I had off in the last 6 months and want to get rid of the gut and jiggly arms too.

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4/9/09 11:31 P

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First Motivator: I want to live!
After having a blood pressure reading of 171/113, I was scared into immediate action, which is how I found this site-- I was up until 2am doing research on high blood pressure and PCOS.

2nd Motivator: Hubby and I want to have another baby.
Because of my PCOS diagnosis, I have been basically infertile. My oldest/youngest child is 17! We started very young but are now "ready" even though we're so close to being empty-nesters. LOL!

3rd Motivator: Hubby is super sexy, and I want to be able to compete! LOL... not really compete... but it would be nice. emoticon

So far, I've been on top of my game... working out 4x per week and eating healthier. The weight (and/or inches) practically fall off. Love this site too.

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3/3/09 10:48 P

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-My motivation is to take better care of myself.
I seen my mother go through having a mini-stroke and I don't want to go through that If I can prevent it happening to myself
-I want to feel good
-I'm a sweet person on the inside & I want it to reflect on the outside
-Increase my confidence
-Rub it in the face of my haters who thought I couldn't do it or tried to bring me down.(Am I wrong for feeling that way?LOL)The hating adds some fuel to my fire.
-Once I lose the weight to motivate others to live a healthier lifestyle since I will be walking proof that it can be done.





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1/14/09 5:13 P

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My current motivations:

1. Walk/Jog in a 5k event and build up to a half marathon

2. Fit the current motivation outfit I bought

3. Lower my cholesterol

4. Avoid diabetes

5. Feel more energy

I am hot and about to get hotter!


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1/13/09 4:57 P

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Wearing a summerdress with confidence

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.


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1/11/09 11:12 A

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me, knowing I owe it to myself

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11/11/08 9:44 A

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Health and course everything that goes with it.
Also, to keep it a little fun, "I want to be the sexy mom at the basketball games."




"A year from now, you may wish you had started today" - Robert Schuller
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DOINGITWELL Posts: 45
8/25/08 5:19 P

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My motivation is when I am able to put on a pair of pants or shirt and it fits perfect. Not too snug.

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8/1/08 11:42 P

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my sister & I are trying to lose 20lbs. by here birthday (a little over a month left)

She's my weight loss buddy & our common goal is keeping me motivated.

"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe in kissing. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
-Audrey Hepburn

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long ~ UNKNOWN


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7/30/08 1:46 P

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My motivation is breaking the familial cycle of heart disease and diabetes. Also, I want to look and feel my absolute best on my wedding day.

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7/8/08 2:52 P

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My motivation definitley are my children, I have twin boys and a girl, and I refuse to keep looking like I just had my kids when they are now 4 & 5--LOL!!

I need to be here for them.

Dream It
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6/6/08 11:22 A

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My motivation is to be able to keep up when I start the Correctional Officer Training Academy on June 16th.

You can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go.

-Lachlan McLean



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6/3/08 3:55 P

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Ahhh, today's motivation ... to alleviate the thigh rub, the belly jiggle and the back cleavage! Those are my vain modes of motivation.

Then there is that issue of great health, endurance and all around about to be 40 fitness!

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CHOCOLATEDL's Photo CHOCOLATEDL Posts: 32
5/26/08 1:16 P

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Hi everyone! There are a few...
1. I want to be around for my children's children's children. I want to see them grow, marry and have children of their own.

2. I want to be healthy. My mom had colorectal cancer. She survived but now has a colostomy bag which in her case is not reversible. I've suffered with some high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I don't want to take pills or be dependent on any outside substance to try to keep me healthy and alive.

3. I want to feel good about myself. I want to still be able to turn some heads when I walk down the street. I don't want to be self-conscious when I dance, when I jog, when I walk a little fast. I don't want to feel like the biggest thing walking, even though I'm not. My body image may be off a tad.

These are my reasons.

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5/23/08 11:33 A

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Mine and my childrens lives are my motivation. I refuse to take or shorten my life because I can't control the way I eat! I have to show my children that living is a gift and no one is promised tomorrow so we should give it all we can to make sure we don't contribute to shorting our lives by living unhealthy. My children want to exercise and eat right now that they see I've taken an active role in doing so.

You can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go.

--Lachlan McLean


Happy Health!


Edited by: TERESAJ28 at: 5/23/2008 (11:32)
You can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go.

-Lachlan McLean



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5/21/08 1:58 P

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Like many others have already expressed, my own family's history is enough motivation in and of itself; diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, strokes have all been experienced by both my parents and grandparents.

My children also inspire me; it would be wonderful to watch them grow into adulthood & hopefully see their own children growing up.

My wife is another form of motivation; I know she loves me no matter what size I am, but it does help a great deal (especially since she does so much of the cooking!).

Ronnie, Ohio

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4/29/08 4:01 P

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My motivations are my children. Being able to teach them that health is one of the most important factors in life; is a great accomplishment for me. I know I've extra years to my life by getting and staying healthy.

Time to live!

You can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go.

-Lachlan McLean



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3/31/08 6:44 P

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I chose Me..... and
I want to live to see my children be senior citizens. Its not a guarantee but getting my health in order is a great start.



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" Take the first step in faith you don't have to see the whole staircase just take the first step."
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3/30/08 8:51 P

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old pics

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3/22/08 11:44 P

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i'm all about trying to be healthier. I've cut out the pork now I'm trying to become a healthier weight. i'm young these are suppose to be the times of my life when i look back on photos and say "back in the day when i was..." and i want to have that. also, in a couple of years i'll be TTC and i want to be in good shape to do so

***"Do what you have to do, so you can do what you wanna do" ***

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3/20/08 11:07 A

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Wanting to love the outside of me. I love who I love who I am but not what my outside has become.

2010 - lose 28.5 lbs...
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GW - 158.5 by 04/17/10
AW - XXX.X on 04/17/10

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3/13/08 7:55 P

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my old pictures

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3/8/08 5:52 P

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my motivation is the grandkids that my sons are going to give me when they grow up.

with my gaurdian angel by my side i know i will make it this time.


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229GODDESS's Photo 229GODDESS Posts: 72
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My motivation is me,my two boys, and my health.

LIVE FOR TODAY,FORGET YESTERDAY, PLAN FOR TOMORROW.
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11/28/07 2:14 P

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My motivation is wanting to feel better. Simply put, I want to feel better physically, self esteem wise, as well as psychologically knowing that my health/looks are a focus and improvement.

Also dangit if Mel B can look like she does post baby (you know you've watched Dancing with the Starts, lol) whats my excuse?

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11/7/07 10:38 P

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My motivation is me. I know what I am capable of. I just need to get focused.

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.


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9/27/07 9:28 A

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gurl from that "marilyn monroe" photo seems like u got sexy down!!!! :) keep doin whacha doin

Sexy is a state of mind


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Seems like most of us are on the same page with health issues. My family history is hypertension and diabetes and I don't want any of it! Plus, this premenopausal stuff is kicking my behind and if my weight was in balance, it would help with some of those symptoms.

Plus, to be honest, I just want to feel sexier!

"Let everything you do, be done in love." 1st Cor. 16:14


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9/26/07 2:32 P

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My motivation sad but true...not to have a massive heartattack like my mom. on my mothers side of the family the health history is obesity, high blood pressure, diabeties, different types of cancer. My dads side is the exact opposite his mom turned 100 in january (looks about 85) she has a touch of dementia and "arthur" as she calls it. i figure if she can ask me "when u plan on loosing some of that fat" every time i see her (which is every sat) she's doing pretty good for her age. :)
talk w/u ladies later



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8/6/07 9:13 A

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My motivation is to have more energy, to be healthy and not get High Blood Pressure or Diabetes, and just to loose weight so I can feel better! :-)

Try to always be a blessing to everyone, because you never know who is in need of one. ~Yashica


"I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME!" PHILIPPIANS 4:13

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ANGELALGRAVES's Photo ANGELALGRAVES Posts: 228
6/28/07 6:30 P

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My motivation is to look great naked again, have more energy and patience for my kids, and to control my blood pressure without meds!

Mrs. A. L. Graves-Hall

"Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”


"If you FAIL to PLAN, then you should PLAN to FAIL!"

"Sexy at any size, but healthier and energetic at my ideal weight!"

“The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.”


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My motivation is my potential. I have the potential of being healthy, living long and looking great. I personally dont feel that my outsides match my insides and I can't wait until they do.

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my motivation is my family and our health history... I dont want to have diabetes or high blood pressure and put myself at risk for heart attacks or strokes...also i love to run track.... i'm good now... but if i shed my extra weight i'll be phenomenal....

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5/5/07 8:17 A

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My motivation? Well I'm 30, have 4 kids and a husband and I just can NOT go down like that. Being the used to be skinny, but now chubby stay at home is so not an option for me. Like you ladies also mentioned I have all these clothes in my closet waiting for me to fit into, and plenty of new ones in the stores might I add, but I will not be buying them in bigger sizes. NO WAY!!!

I'm not going to settle for good enough.

35 years old, 5'1, petite build


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5/1/07 7:29 P

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My health is my motivation. I have a family history of cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis. I'm 44 and feel like 84. I want to live a long time and at the rate I'm going I won't unless I get it in gear.

~ Vanessa ~

I present my body a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is my reasonable service (Rom. 12:1).

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (Hebrews 12:1).


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Hi my motivation for joining is to get healthy. I would like to be within a healthy BMI range. I no longer want to see obese when I input my weight into those BMI calculators.

~Ya-Ya~


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4/22/07 8:15 P

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Hi everyone. just joined the group!

i put on some weight over my first year at uni...decided to do somethin about it, instead of just buying bigger clothes. i lost quite alot of it...but i put it back on!! lack of motivation/effort....but im back on track!! summer's comin up n i want 2 look n feel my best.

good luck everyone n keep postin xxxx

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I have basically the same reasons as everyone else..My health,weight is a big issue in my family. I used to be good about managing my weight but with my current job I tend to eat on the go and with my schedule I never seem to have time to excercise. I want to fit into my size 8's again!

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My mother. She passed away in 2002 of a sudden heart attack. No warning at all and she was by herself. She was 45. I refuse to not be able to see my children grow up, get married and have their own children.

My family has had 7 deaths since the year 2000. All on the same side of the family all close in relation(my mom, her two sister, her parents and brother) all from health issues. I refuse to let these genetics continue.

If I don't do something now it might be too late.

Dance like no one is watching!


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My health! I'm too young to be on as much medication that I'm on......I probably take a total of 5 pills everyday...hypertension...allergies....mus
cle spasm

Started '07 with the decision of getting healthy this year. As of January 2, 2007, I weiged in at 210, and my last doctor visit I was 195. So i've made some progress!


Times out for excuse, I've gotta do this for me!


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4/11/07 2:37 P

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My health, My daughter, My husband, My Life ... The fact is that I am getting older and my body cannot withstand the quirky eating habits of a teenager.

I want to live as long as possible in the best health possible to enjoy life with my family.

Plus I have a closet full of beautiful clothes that demand my full attention and in order to give it to them I need to be able to fit them.

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I want to fit into my old clothes and lower my risks for gestational diabetes and other complications when I start TTC in the next few years as well as lower my blood pressure and just have more energy!

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Tell us your reason for Joining in the Slim Down Sista Challenge......

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