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atwistedlime



Joined: 06 Jun 2006
Total Posts: 398

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Why do you want to lose weight? Reply with quote

So I have been doing the Beck Diet Solution and the 1 thing that I have to do every day is read a list of the reasons I want to lose weight. The book gives a list of examples to get you started but you are supposed to make your own list. My list includes (but is not limited to):

I will have more confidence.
People will respect me more.
I will be fit anough to hike to places I currently can not.
I will feel happy when I look in the mirror.
I will lower my risk of Type 2 Diabetes.


So tell me. Why are you doing this?
Leslie

Marathon runners don't worry about the conditions, they just run anyway
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Stormy Moon



Joined: 25 Mar 2007
Total Posts: 686

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my reasons are:
-to look better Shocked
-for health reasons like to lower my risk of obesity related diseases Wink
-to improve my self-esteem Very Happy
-to enjoy shopping for clothes again Cool

XO
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moogiex



Joined: 11 Mar 2008
Total Posts: 91

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- Because I want to be able to run long distances
- Because I want to hike without feeling I'm going to die
- Because I don't want to have a heart attack or heart disease at a young age
- Because I don't want to develop diabetes
- Because I feel better when I'm healthy
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megs227



Joined: 20 Oct 2006
Total Posts: 44

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to feel and look healthier
to avoid diabetes (both my parents have it)
to look good at my brother's wedding
to feel more confident
to not be ashamed or feel like 'the fat kid'
to prove to myself that i have the will power to achieve this
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tleateal



Joined: 21 Apr 2008
Total Posts: 62

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because I can, I know I can, and I want to!


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kalalor



Joined: 11 Jan 2008
Total Posts: 58

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lost the weight because I want to:

look better
feel better
not run the risk for hypertension (my blood pressure was 120/80 as of yesterday it was 100/68!! WOO HOO! 120/80 is prehypertensive!)
gain confidence!

Kristi


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missmomofkja



Joined: 20 Feb 2007
Total Posts: 212

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to loose weight because

I want to feel better about myself Exclamation
I want to be healthier Exclamation
I want to be a good example to my three little girls Exclamation
I want to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see Exclamation
I want to buy new clothes Exclamation
I want to feel I have control over myself Exclamation

I will get there Wink

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do."
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simonswalker



Joined: 05 Mar 2008
Total Posts: 12

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to lose weight because:

I want to be healthier
I want to relieve the plantar fasciitis in my feet
I want to run a 5K again without looking and feeling like I'm going to die.
I want to raise my self-esteem
I want my self-confidence back
I want to take care of the temple God gave me (that I haven't done such a good job with so far.)
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:YeNNi:



Joined: 11 Jul 2007
Total Posts: 170

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This question will never get old, and I will always love posting my ginormous lists of reasons why I want to lose weight. It always helps to constantly remind myself why I started this journey, especially in times like right now, and days like I had last week of why the heck am I doing this again, I just want to eat pie pop up more often.. Rolling Eyes


This list has been 10 years in the making...

-reduce my risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol that runs in the family
-to be able to run, for more than 10 seconds without wheezziinngg
-to go shopping for clothes that I pick out, not just because they fit me, or made to hide my trouble spots
-to NOT have to quickly search for the "plus" size sections of stores and non-chalantly head there even though everyone knows I'm friggin headed there because obviously nothing else in the whole place will fit me
-which leads to, to go shopping in normal stores with my normal sized friends
-to go into a high end boutique and buy a pair of size 27 pants ( or whatever) for $300
-to find out what european size I can be at anyways lol, I don't even know the sizing chart for numbers that small Razz
-to NOT have to fear going to places in my hometown for the risk of running into someone I know in highschool, and feeling soo ashamed for 'letting myself go'
-to run into an ex and leave him with his draw down*
-to do active things like bike riding, scuba diving, hiking or anything, without worrying that I won't make it, or am not in shape enough to do it
-to get married and focus on the moment and not if my stomach protrudes past my chest

"Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going"

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nessao22



Joined: 25 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

- Because I used to be healthy and skinny and I hate myself for gaining almost 20 pounds in the last 5 years.. FML. Unacceptable.
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mimi_intheworld



Joined: 22 Apr 2010
Total Posts: 6

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- to look good naked
- to look better in clothes
- to leave behind the plus size shops/departments
- to not feel stupid or out of place at clubs & parties
- so that I can stop being the token fat friend surrounded by beautiful people
- that I might go running without running the risk of whiplash Wink

I'm not at my best when I moralize or philosophize. Logic is elusive, especially to one who so rarely uses it.
--Tallulah Bankhead
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manda_show



Joined: 28 Jun 2009
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:57 am    Post subject: my reasons. Reply with quote

to be happy.
to not run out of breath walking up the driveway or the stairs.
to look and feel better.
to buy the clothes I love but cant fit into.
health reasons.
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rales12



Joined: 20 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- To encourage my husband to lose weight.
- To set the right example for my son (I was always the fat kid... I don't want him to know that feeling)
- To have a better pregnancy the second time around, when it happens
- To stop feeling disgusted when I look in the mirror
- So I can have a better "intimate life" with my husband
- So that I'm not so self-conscious
- Because skinny people clothes are far cuter than what my size clothes are
- To decrease my chances of all obesity-related diseases, especially diabetes.
- So that I can keep up with my son's high levels of energy that I just don't have.


My list goes on and on, really. This is just a portion of it. But the reasons on why I want to lose weight are strongly rivaled by my reasons for not losing it. Rolling Eyes
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nancyprudence



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Total Posts: 3

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: WHY I want to lose weight Reply with quote

I want to lose weight because:
I want to be a healthy person
I want to wear my favorite skirt and clothes that no longer fit.
I want to look and feel like the physially active person I have been in the past
I want to be a positive example for my patients

nancyb
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Spike99



Joined: 16 Jul 2008
Total Posts: 201

PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reasons to keep my body fit (and burn a few lbs gained during the late winter / spring months)???

- To get my T2 Diabetes BG numbers under tighter management. Stay "off the D meds" as long as I can. Been 2 years and no mandatory "D" meds yet.
- To have a "healthier" internal. My outer visual image doesn't really matter to me. re: I'd rather be "a little plump and fit" compared to "a skinny and cannot walk up 20 flights of stairs type" unfit person. If wondering, I already walk up 20 flights of stairs every week. Excellent way to keep the lungs open.
- Already jog 1 mile every over night. I suppse jogging 2 miles every other night is a good goal to set as well.
- Today and 2 days ago, roller bladed 15 miles (7.5 miles round trip). I'd like to do this distance without creating sore leg muscles. Doing this distance "every day" would be a good goal to set.

Currently age 46. Would like to perform same or "more" physical activities when I turn 50. If wondering, my dad is 78 years old and still walks 5 miles a day. And he "does the stairs" as well. Slow motion speed but he does them every other day. And he's a T2 diabetic as well...

These are my reasons for mre to "keep fit".
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