100 lb. Club - ONE reason you will stay on your plan today...Month of MARCH 2012

03-01-2012, 06:35 AM
There are many reasons, of course. What is ONE reason you will stay with your plan today?

03-01-2012, 06:35 AM
because it feels so much better in my mind and body when I do.

03-01-2012, 08:11 AM
Because I need to prove to myself that I have control over my health and fitness.

03-01-2012, 02:22 PM
Because I need to get back to where I was.

03-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Because I am finally in the 250s and I want to make out of them as soon as possible! :D

03-01-2012, 02:57 PM
Cause is what is required.

03-01-2012, 03:21 PM
Because I feel guilty if I don't.

03-01-2012, 03:35 PM
Because I will be 100% POP for the month of March!

03-01-2012, 03:36 PM
I am finally taking time for me and it feels amazing! I haven't been so happy in a long time!

03-01-2012, 04:03 PM
Because I want to loose not gain anymore.

03-01-2012, 04:10 PM
Because it's a new month and a new ME!!!! :dancer:

03-01-2012, 04:14 PM
Because I would like to see my feet again!! I know they are down there somewhere!

03-01-2012, 06:36 PM
Because I'm starting to see a difference in the way my clothes fit and I want more of that!

03-01-2012, 06:55 PM
Because I want to prove it to myself that I do have what it takes.

03-01-2012, 07:07 PM
Oops...posted in February! Because I want to get out of the 160s!

03-02-2012, 12:11 AM
Because I no longer crave junk food and nothing tastes as good as losing feels!

03-02-2012, 07:37 AM
Because a little water retention doesn't mean that I've failed. The only way down is forward!

03-02-2012, 07:47 AM
because I ultimately feel badly about myself if I go crazy with food.

03-02-2012, 10:28 AM
Because I am getting stronger. Physically and emotionally. :)

03-02-2012, 11:07 AM
Because I want to shine!

03-02-2012, 11:14 AM
because i want to be able to practice yoga in my tiny shorts and a sports bra and not feel self-concious working beside sweaty ripped men ;)

AND because the less i yo-yo lbs up and down, the less my stomach will look like a baby sharpei at the end ha-ha-ha

03-02-2012, 11:21 AM
Because I want to wear a swimsuit this Summer.

03-02-2012, 12:48 PM
Because I need to fit into my winter coat before next winter.

03-02-2012, 01:03 PM
Because I want to prove to myself I CAN DO THIS!!

03-02-2012, 01:40 PM
Because I don't want to give up. I've come too far. Amazingly and sadly, this is the most I have EVER lost on any weight loss attempt since my early teens. I just wanna keep going!

03-02-2012, 02:50 PM
It is the only way to succeed. :carrot:

03-02-2012, 02:53 PM
because I'm so close to my goal and I just want to get there

03-03-2012, 12:24 AM
Because summer is around the corner and I can't look like a hot *** mess! lol

03-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Because I'm feeling great! Mentally and emotionally, I feel great and some of my physical discomfort is going away too -- why would I ever want to mess with that?! ;)

03-03-2012, 12:13 PM
Because I want to buy new summer clothes this year, but two sizes smaller than I wear now! And that work starts today with eating on plan and getting in a good workout. :carrot:

03-03-2012, 02:14 PM
... because I want to tie my shoes in the middle of my shoe - not off to one side. I haven't done this for over a year!!! I feel soooooooo much better not eating junk!

03-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Because I need to know that I can trust myself to achieve this!

03-04-2012, 10:12 AM
Because I feel really awful when I go off plan, and I have more respect for myself than that.

03-04-2012, 10:39 AM
Why will I stay on my plan today? Because I want to, so I will!!!! LOL :D

03-04-2012, 12:18 PM
Because I want to purge my closet of my size 14s and start filling it with 12s and 10s.

03-05-2012, 03:03 PM
Because feeling sorry for myself is not a valid excuse to blow my diet. I know I would just feel worse if I went OP when I feel this bad.

03-05-2012, 03:12 PM
Because my grandmother (post hip replacement and heart attack) did 30 minutes of bike cardio and stair steps like it was nothing-- I can't let my grandma beat me like that lol.

03-05-2012, 03:13 PM
Because I'm cleaning out the too large clothes in my closet next week and I want the just right clothes (the formerly too small) to fit decently!! :exercise:

03-05-2012, 08:13 PM
Because I found my old jeans and I want to get back into them comfortably again.

03-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Because I want to see a new decade by the end of this month!

03-06-2012, 12:17 AM
Because I have a very stressful week ahead, and eating well will really help me through it.

03-06-2012, 02:10 AM
Because I want to see the 170's

Because i've started buying my summer wardrobe and they won't fit comfortably if I dont lose about 10 pounds xD and summer here starts EARLYY

03-06-2012, 02:29 PM
Because I want to get to $%*#@! onederland already!

03-06-2012, 02:34 PM
Because I can't afford not to.

03-06-2012, 02:38 PM
Because I want to wear shorts in a couple of months, for the first time since I was in high school.

03-06-2012, 06:24 PM
Because I am going to a residential college next August and I don't want to arrive to all of my classes red-faced and panting from walking across campus.

03-06-2012, 06:39 PM
Because I am low on motivation but I won't let it beat me.

03-07-2012, 09:33 AM
Because I want to be firmly in the 150s and not hanging out on the outskirts!

03-07-2012, 09:43 AM
Because I have never lost this much weight before. I have never believed I could successfully lose 100+ pounds. I do now.

Jacks Big Mama
03-07-2012, 01:21 PM
Because my son deserves a mom who can keep up with him without sounding like she's about to have a heart attack! I deserve to be a mom who can keep up with her son!

03-07-2012, 01:50 PM
Because tonight will be my first official weigh-in after making the new commitment to myself. :)

03-07-2012, 01:54 PM
Because I have passed the ten pound mark and won't go back this time. Also because I can tell the difference in my body already and can't wait to see more positive changes in my health :)

03-07-2012, 01:57 PM
Because I am going to a residential college next August and I don't want to arrive to all of my classes red-faced and panting from walking across campus.

I based my college decision on how much walking I would have to do for this very reason. Although I only had to walk a short distance I still would end up winded before I got to some classes which was utterly embarrassing.

03-08-2012, 12:19 AM
It's bedtime, and it's really too late for a reason for today, but I wanted to get this thread in my subscribed list.

I will stay on plan tomorrow to prove to myself I can really do it, so I will lose weight.

All In
03-08-2012, 08:12 AM
Because I don't want to let myself down again

03-08-2012, 08:40 AM
Because I've finally reached 156lb and I'm excited to see 155lb! :D

03-08-2012, 09:14 AM
Because I've broken into a new 'decade'. And I'm ready to hit that 50 pound gone milestone. I have lost more than my five year old weighs.

03-08-2012, 09:48 AM
Because what I have done to myself is unfair to me.

03-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Still working on onederland.

03-08-2012, 03:35 PM
Because I see now that I can, and now there are no excuses not to.

03-08-2012, 03:40 PM
Because I feel flippin fabulous, so why would I want to stop now!

03-08-2012, 04:25 PM
Cause i almost get the weight i had prior TTOM

03-08-2012, 05:33 PM
Because this tummy really needs to go away.

03-08-2012, 06:06 PM
because it's what i have to do.

nothing else.

i used to tinker around with all kinds of fancy motivational tricks such as buying a nice pair of pants that are a bit too small or promising myself that new haircuit or whatever.

but it's gotten beyond all that.

if i don't follow through with this and lose 100lbs ASAP, i'm looking at an artificial hip or full diabetes before i'm 50 and that's if the stroke from my whacked-out blood pressure doesn't kill me first.

my daughter will be 5 on the 16th.

i'd kinda like to not be the fat, tired, careworn, grey-haired lady in the scooter and smelling of cats she has to introduce around her high school as her mother instead of her grandmother. (in some parts of the world, i'm old enough to be her great-grandmother!).

03-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Because my doctor told me today that he was proud of me.

03-08-2012, 07:25 PM
Because I don't want my diabetes to take me at a young age, so my reason is for my life.

03-09-2012, 11:17 AM
Because 50 pounds gone is right around the corner. If I continue to work my plan.

03-09-2012, 08:34 PM
Because "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

03-09-2012, 09:09 PM
Because I do not want to go back to the 270's. (Just made the 260's today!)

03-10-2012, 12:54 AM
Because I feel so in control.

03-10-2012, 03:29 AM
Because I was just elected co-leader of my TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group and want to lead by example. :)

03-10-2012, 09:46 AM
Because I want to wear tall boots again.

03-10-2012, 11:05 AM
because I am home from vacation and I need to buckle down and eat healthfully.

03-10-2012, 01:09 PM
Because I found out I have diabetes five weeks ago. I have a strong family history of diabetes and have seen first hand what it can do. I will fight this with all I have got. It really is one day at a time, but also preplanning so that I won't be unprepared. Hope that made sense.

03-12-2012, 07:34 AM
Because I'm *thisclose* to onederland, and I know I can get there soon if I stick to my plan.

03-12-2012, 10:34 AM
I will stay on plan today because I really want to lose this weight. I have lost 65 pounds before and I know if I did it once, I CAN do it again.

03-12-2012, 11:03 AM
Because I want to wear a long sleeve bandage dress for NYE next year and look hot in it! I don't care if they have fallen out of fashion by then, I will wear it with pride!

All In
03-12-2012, 11:09 AM
I don't want to be self conscious at the amusement parks this summer!! It would also be nice to fit comfortably into a roller coaster seat!!

03-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Because I don't want to fear warm weather and revealing my bloated body to the world - I want to look forward to summer and wearing summer clothing!

03-14-2012, 09:09 AM
because I am four weeks out from my surgeries and it's time to buckle down again.

03-14-2012, 09:39 AM
Because going off plan is not going to help with my frustration levels.

03-14-2012, 09:53 AM
Because weigh in is tomorrow.

03-14-2012, 10:04 AM
Because I started the 30ds and going op would totally kill all of the hard work that I am doing!

03-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Because I choose to.

I choose to eat healthy.

I choose to continue losing weight.

I choose to say no even when (very freaking nearly) everything in me says to EAT. Even when I can't remember why I'm doing it, I trust my choice.

03-14-2012, 09:16 PM
Because I had enough energy to explore 2 museums with my kids today, then play outside with them. I've never had this much energy before, and I never want to lose it!

03-15-2012, 07:52 AM
Because I leave for the beach on Saturday, and I want this to be the last time I feel self-conscious about my weight when I'm at the beach.

03-15-2012, 02:00 PM
because I REALLY want to get to onederland!!!

03-16-2012, 09:39 AM
because I want/need a real good solid day of healthy on plan eating to strengthen my determintion

03-16-2012, 02:10 PM
Because I want to be able to give my Mom a kidney.

03-16-2012, 03:36 PM
Because I'm on a roll. :D

03-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Because I want to be able to give my Mom a kidney.

Wow, this made me tear up :hug:

03-16-2012, 07:28 PM
Because I deserve this healthy lifestyle.

03-17-2012, 05:59 AM
bailysmoma - it's a noble and a generous deed, to want to give a kidney.

because I am only one pound above my ticker weight and want to be there soon. (am losing my post surgery weight gain)

03-17-2012, 06:57 AM
Because it helps the stress

03-18-2012, 01:47 AM
because i finally inspired my husband and i want to keep setting a good example

03-18-2012, 08:08 AM
because I am just one pound away from being at my ticker weight - presurgery.

03-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Because eating out late last night has left with me a tummy ache this morning . . . even though I didn't overeat. :(

03-18-2012, 12:03 PM
Because I have started over too many times. :mad:

03-19-2012, 12:39 AM
Because I enjoy hearing people compliment me onlooking fit

03-19-2012, 07:46 AM
because food sanity for the long run ultimately feels better than overeating.

03-20-2012, 12:06 AM
because i like to look back on my day and be proud of myself for sticking with it.

03-20-2012, 02:01 AM
Because I need this.

03-20-2012, 03:07 AM
Because I have a closet full of shirts my aunt gave me that I'm dying to get into. Only a handful of them aren't too tight but I know I'll get into the rest in a couple of months if I work hard enough. :club:

03-20-2012, 07:40 AM
because I feel better when I have sanity with food.

03-20-2012, 10:45 AM
Because I want to be healthy and live long

03-20-2012, 12:17 PM
because I'm tired of being fat.

03-20-2012, 09:08 PM
because i don't want to have adult onset diabetes like my dad.

03-20-2012, 10:11 PM
Because I have to weigh in tomorrow and it's going to be awesome. :D

03-20-2012, 10:19 PM
Because I lost 1.8 pounds today and want it to stick!!

03-20-2012, 11:15 PM
Because I want to feel even better.

03-21-2012, 12:01 AM
Because I'm really sick of having to lean over my own stomach to kiss my boyfriend.

03-21-2012, 06:11 AM
because I want to get to onederland....

03-21-2012, 10:29 AM
Because I feel so fantastic when I stick to my goals!

03-21-2012, 11:10 AM
Because I know I can do it if you I just put my mind to it.

03-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Because I need to feel better.

03-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Because a year from now, if I don't stick to plan, I'll be saying "Gosh I wish I would have stuck to it then".

03-21-2012, 11:44 PM
because my husband is having a hard time staying on plan and I want to inspire him to stay strong so we can do this together.

03-22-2012, 08:40 AM
because I can't say tomorrow any more...

03-22-2012, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by BeverlyJoy because I want to get to onederland....

You are so close! I know that you will get there!

I will stay on plan today because I want to be able to walk for 1 hour.

03-22-2012, 11:39 PM
because i want to wear my express pants again

03-23-2012, 06:08 AM
- I want the scale to go down - as I lose the weight, I feel better

03-23-2012, 07:10 AM
You're doing really well, beverleyjoy - keep going! :)

...because I had a blow-out yesterday (Chinese meal) and badly want my target....

03-23-2012, 11:15 AM
Because I want to get back to my Jan 11 weight

03-23-2012, 11:49 AM
Because I fit into a pair of 14s. Now. . .they're tight. And I got them from Old Navy, which runs big. And there's probably been a ton of size inflation over the past 10 or so years. But I've never fit into a size 14 pair of jeans before. I mean, ever. When I started wearing jeans in middle/high school, I had to buy 16s. And I can fit into a pair of 14s. Freaking. Sweet.

03-23-2012, 06:49 PM
I need to get the scale moving again!

03-24-2012, 03:50 AM
to get in and out of my kayak with better ease.

03-24-2012, 06:19 AM
because food doesn't cure stress or fatigue.

03-24-2012, 10:16 AM
Because this time next year I'll either be the proudest I've ever been of myself or starting over yet again.

03-24-2012, 03:20 PM
Because yesterday, I fit into a pair of jeans I haven't worn in about 5 years, and they were comfortable! Not skin tight, not stretched...I was actually able to wear them out in public ;)

03-26-2012, 09:29 AM
If I don't conquer this sugar issue, I will end up diabetic!

03-26-2012, 09:35 AM
Because maintaining this week while I was under the weather was great, but I'd like to get back to losing now!

03-26-2012, 09:36 AM
Because I fit into a pair of 14s. Now. . .they're tight. And I got them from Old Navy, which runs big. And there's probably been a ton of size inflation over the past 10 or so years. But I've never fit into a size 14 pair of jeans before. I mean, ever. When I started wearing jeans in middle/high school, I had to buy 16s. And I can fit into a pair of 14s. Freaking. Sweet.


03-26-2012, 11:01 AM
Cuz I want to see Onederland and I'm so close!

03-26-2012, 11:27 AM
Because I stayed as close to my plan as possible while I was on vacation, and I *still* haven't reached $%^*@ onederland. I figure the scale has to give sometime.

03-26-2012, 02:02 PM
Because I finally found a physical activity that I genuinely enjoy, and if I stay on plan I'll get better at it!

03-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Because I really want to go scuba diving again this summer...and wetsuits are not very forgiving!

03-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Because I just caught a glimpse of my reflection, and I know I can be better.

03-27-2012, 01:59 AM
Because I don't ever want to get sick again like I did earlier this week. :(

03-27-2012, 02:08 AM
I will stay on plan because I have found many outdoor activities that I love and I only want to look ahead towards smarter fitness choices and never go back to perpetual couch potato.

03-27-2012, 07:46 AM
Because I want to look hot when my husband takes me out for my birthday next month!

03-27-2012, 10:34 AM
Because I'm only 1 lb away from my goal for the month! And it feels good to know I'm doing my best!

03-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Because staying on plan feels really good!

03-27-2012, 02:17 PM
Because I want to live a long healthy life

03-27-2012, 02:47 PM
I will finish today on plan... because - just because the day started out off plan doesn't mean I have to continue to overeat the rest of the day. I am going to REALLY try.

03-27-2012, 04:43 PM
Because I want to get firmly into the 150s.

03-27-2012, 05:16 PM
Because I the tin of mint-chocolate tea that I ordered will get here soon, and I can wait until then to get my chocolate fix :)

03-27-2012, 05:48 PM
Because my TOPS meeting tomorrow night is a very important one, it's my first official meeting as co-leader! :D I want to have a great weigh-in and be a good example to all the members. :)

03-28-2012, 12:55 AM
Because this has become 'easy' for me. I do not feel like I'm depriving myself at all.

03-28-2012, 01:05 AM
Because if I don't, I'll end up right back where I started from. What's the fun in that?

03-28-2012, 09:57 AM
Because no matter how frustrated I get, going off plan will not help.

03-28-2012, 10:04 AM
Because I finally broke a 3.5 month plateau YEAHHHHH and I can see things moving again! FINALLY I'm out of my rut and I'm just going to keep going :)

03-28-2012, 10:06 AM
Because I am starting to see muscles and others are noticing too.

03-28-2012, 10:10 AM
Because I want to feel good, physically and about myself

03-28-2012, 01:09 PM
Because I want to be able to rock a bathing suit! ;)

03-28-2012, 01:42 PM
because I finally got my mojo back 12lbs down this month I must keep going!!:)

03-28-2012, 01:48 PM
Because the next 20 pounds are the most important pounds ever. What can I accomplish in the next few months?

03-28-2012, 05:36 PM
because I need the energy I have when I stay on plan. :carrot:

03-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Because I haven't see a "1" in front of my weight in over 15 years and it WILL happen in 2012!

03-28-2012, 06:21 PM
because bingeing makes me feel crazy when the binge is over.

03-29-2012, 12:36 AM
Because I want to be at goal for my birthday this fall as a present to myself.
Because I want a dress for all of the weddings I'll be attending this fall and next year that makes me look HOT, not blend into the wall.
Because I'm done being fat. I want to be thin and healthy.

I can do this, I just need to keep at it. Every day.

03-29-2012, 07:47 AM
because I am really tired of these three pounds that go up and down.

03-29-2012, 07:50 AM
Because this morning I finally made it back to onederland and I am NEVER going back again.

03-29-2012, 08:15 AM
Because I want to feel free again. At the moment I feel imprisoned by my own body.

03-29-2012, 10:14 AM
My knees hurt and I know they will feel better with 10 pounds off of them.

03-29-2012, 02:48 PM
Because I want to get strong and fit!

03-29-2012, 04:13 PM
Because travel is easier if you weight less, and I really want to spend time traveling =)

03-29-2012, 04:44 PM
Because I don't want to stay in the 250's long.

03-30-2012, 08:09 AM
Because I want to put a good distance between me and 200 lbs.

03-30-2012, 09:18 AM
because every day that I eat on plan is helping me build healthy sustainable habits.

03-30-2012, 12:33 PM
Because I'm stuck, and staying OP will evidently get me over the hump.

03-31-2012, 01:16 AM
Because today I felt better in my body than in a longtime

03-31-2012, 06:36 AM
Because I hate TOM, and I won't let it win!

03-31-2012, 08:36 AM
because I don't want to wait until next year... now is the time

03-31-2012, 08:43 AM
Because every day I stay OP gives me more confidence that I can succeed this time.

03-31-2012, 11:32 AM
Because I'm doing great and there's no reason to stop.

04-06-2012, 02:06 AM
Because this stall is driving me crazy, and I have to overcome it!

04-06-2012, 02:14 AM
Because I owe it to myself to have a happy, healthy life and at age 21, I want to set myself up for a healthy future.

04-06-2012, 07:25 AM
because any number on the scale feels good on the way down rather than bad on the way up.

04-07-2012, 03:49 PM
Because I must improve my strength and fitness.