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Old 04-20-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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I am wondering, what is YOUR motivation for losing weight?!

Is it appearence? Health? Personal Gratification? Family?

What motivates you and pushes you to continue to reach for your goals?

My motivation is a little bit of it all! Being in shape is a GREAT feeling!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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I am wondering, what is YOUR motivation for losing weight?!

Is it appearence? Health? Personal Gratification? Family?

What motivates you and pushes you to continue to reach for your goals?

My motivation is a little bit of it all! Being in shape is a GREAT feeling!!
All of the above, but mostly health was the motivation for my weight loss. I'm not afraid of dying, but I sure want to put it off as long as possible.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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lately my motivation is to not be a statistic

(ie 60 something % of aussie adults are overweight or obese)

and lots of the ones you've listed.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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For me- Looking good in clothes or sans clothes, being and feeling really fit, and living as long as possible in a healthy way. So yeah, a little bit of everything I guess.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:00 PM   #5
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I started for confidence, then I decided it was for health, then I did it for personal gratification, and now I'm doing it for appearences. I might change my reasons again at some point. There are so many to choose from.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:07 PM   #6
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All of the above and then some. I want to be the best version of myself-I know I can be that. I also love to write, and I can't concentrate on writing if I feel crappy about myself. I had awhile where I did no creative writing and it made me sad-now I'm writing again!
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #7
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It started off with feeling better about my appearances. Now I find I have a lot more energy to spend on chasing my son around without the extra weight so that's become a motivator too.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:25 PM   #8
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I got sick of fighting with my food and yo-yo dieting. I felt like i was on a rollercoaster and my food was controlling me. I wanted to take control of my food. That is my number 1 goal.

Also, i want to be lighter and more athletic. To be able to run without getting shin splints and feeling like i was heavy and struggling with every step.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:26 PM   #9
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honestly,

i want to wear cute clothes.

also, i hate how reclusive and miserable i get when i near my highest weight. it's ****ing awful.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:54 PM   #10
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All of those, plus... I wanna have great sex again...*blush*

Dont get me wrong, I do still have a nice sex life with my husband, but there are things we used to do that I CAN"T do now. I really hate that the most.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:55 PM   #11
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It's pretty selfish and vain: but my appearence. At least, that's what I keep telling myself. I'm sure it goes a lot deeper than that. Health is also very important to me, but I have this grand idea of what I'm going to be like when I finally get there. I feel as though I stand a higher chance at not being alone.

Once I get to where I want to be, there are going to be other issues I'll have to address- but I'm happy where I am right now, and at the rate I'm losing, so I'm content to deal with any underlying self image issues later. Probably not the best plan...but it's a plan, and it's mine, and the amazing thing is I'm sticking to it.

I guess I take back what I said; it's sort of for all of those reasons.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #12
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When I read Beck's Diet Solution while doing SB, I actually wrote a list. I still read it every day or two. Some of my biggies are: I'll feel more in control, be proud of myself, look and feel better, enjoy getting dressed and undressed, become more confident, feel a sense of accomplishment, and be healthier.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #13
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just to be healthy!
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:32 PM   #14
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My initial motivation was health, which is odd because I never cared about health before then. I was depressed because of my physical appearance and how I didn’t really fit in. Neither of those things provoked me to start my weight loss journey… it took a health scare to do so.

My motivational list has certainly grown since I started, though. I just want to live life to the fullest now. I want to be able to shop on the “normal” side of clothing stores, ride roller coasters, be a proud sister and daughter, fit in with my thin friends, go skydiving, hike, and just overall be proud to be me. The list is just sooo long now!
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:51 PM   #15
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Started with health for me.. But I sant so many other things too... Too look good, feel good, to wear nice clothes, to not feel like I stand out like a sore thumb and so on.
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