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Old 01-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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I was just looking at some of the before and after pictures, thinking about how motivating and inspiritational they are for me. I just discovered a website www.mybodygallery.com

You can enter any weight, height and shape and see women who are that size. I entered my current weight, then my goal weight. Thought it was pretty cool. I've been going to the gym with my mom and when she says "We are gonna be a FINE mother and daughter!" that motivates me. What gets you going and motivates you?
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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I have lots of motivation. Wanting a long life with my family, wanting to fit in regular sized clothes, wanting to have more energy, enjoy outdoor activities, sweat less in the ridiculous Texas heat, etc.

No, I have plenty of motivation, what I waffle on is commitment. Thankfully I still weigh less than I did a year ago but not by as much as I would have hoped. I need a special developed "commitment" injection and I'd be golden.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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My biggest motivation is probably to be able to let go of that whole "standing on the sideline, waiting for life to begin" feeling.

Also, I don't want the health issues being obese can lead to, thankfully I haven't gotten any of that yet.

And I wanna be hot!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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Ahhh that's such a cool site! Thanks for the link!

As for motivation, I mainly want to be able to run or walk again without my thighs chafing and burning! I bought some anti-chafe cream from Monistat (that works really well!) but no more 'aids' to fit my unhealthy body. Rather, I want a healthy body!

Also, I bought a pair of hot surf shorts at my lowest ever weight of 152. I'd LOVE to wear them again! AND I WILL!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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Surprisingly, after really thinking about it, I'm not really motivated that much by the idea that I'll "look great" at the end of it all. I already feel like I look ok, my main motivator is essential the competition with myself. I will NOT quit. I will get to my goal. I'm an avid gamer and my brain is hardwired to feel pleasure and a sense of accomplishment when I complete a task whether it's getting every single banana in Donkey Kong 64 or losing 150 lbs.

I wish real life had achievement points like my Xbox360 games! *sigh*
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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Vanity is a major motivator of course, but I just feel that I've missed out on so much of my life!
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Thanks for sharing that website, that was really neat! What motivates me is not wanting to buy bigger clothes, wanting to be an example to my children, and just overall wanting to like how I look.
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XLMuffnTop- If you find a "commitment" pill, injection, or cream, let me know because my level of it goes up and down!

Em Coconut- The women in my family have a history of obesity and health problems, so I'm trying to avoid that as well. And look hot!

NorthernChick13- I want to be able to run! I get out of breath quick. And I hate the sound of my pants rubbing when I walk!

Skellig19- Your determination motivates me!
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:09 PM   #10
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Radiojane- I was looking at your pictures earlier today. Great job thus far! Keep up the good work.

GraceAlone- I used to love shopping for clothes, but refuse to buy them until I get my weight under control.
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Mozzy- That's another motivator for me. I don't have children, but in a few years I would like to have a baby and be at a healthy weight before pregnancy.
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I'm motivated by wanting to live a healthier livestyle and I also want to look better. I do get the feeling I'm the "fat unhealthy mum" on the sidelines with my kids and would love to feel as though I can fit in with the other Mums and not feel so blobby.

I really want to stick at this and create a better healthier life for my whole family .
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For me its just i want to be better and slimmer than i already am. I don't want to be super skinny, skinny, but just a loose size 6, which is toned would do me great.
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Everyone always says to me "be motivated by health! Be motivated by knowing you'll be stronger!" etc, but if we're being completely honest here; I'm motivated mostly by how sexy I know I'll be once I'm down to the weight I'd like to be at. I'm 20 years old, it's inevitable that that's my biggest motivator. I made a sick playlist of workout songs, and I just bust my *** knowing that soon I'll be wearing one of those scrunchy butt bikinis
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I've had many motivations but my new motivation is that I may be going back to school this summer. I'll be 31. I have chronic health issues and graduate school would really push me. I think I'll fare a little better if I have less extra weight on my body. I will be required to be up and moving around for the program on the weekends, so I need to be able to do that without feeling like death.

I will not lie. My ex also works for this particular program and while I don't think I'll ever have any reason to see him (I won't even be on his campus)...I don't want to see him at my current weight should he be attending any of the events I will be attending.

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