8,500-9,999 SparkPoints 8,645

What It Means to Be Motivated

Thursday, May 12, 2016

20 pounds. For some people, that's all they ever wanted to lose and for some that's just the tip of the iceberg. Needless to say, I'm in the latter category. I find myself feeling like I'm floundering. I'm terrified of gaining back the weight I've lost, I'm trying to find inspiration to push myself.

Some of it, I realize is myself. I'm not good at saying no to my comforts. Whether that be a soda, pizza or cigarettes. Cutting out all my vices is incredibly stressful, I know it isn't healthy though. So I've cut out cigarettes again. I'm still having quite an issue with putting down sodas, but that's the next hurdle. I'll work slowly and overcome it.

When I first lost the 20 pounds, I was overjoyed. I told my husband, my mother in law, my grandmother in law, my neighbors. They all praised me and celebrated with me. Now the initial excitement is over and I'm struggling to remain motivated.

So I'm reminding myself of all the reasons I should keep going:

1.) Decreased back and health issues
2.) Strength, stability
3.) To be a positive role model to my children
4.) If I lose 50lbs I can buy a new outfit (perhaps a bit vain)
5.) To look better and buy cuter clothes (definitely vain)
6.) To prove that I can do
7.) To build confidence in myself
8.) Seat belts will feel better
9.) More energy

There are 10 of my reasons for losing weight and keeping it off. 1 for every 2lbs I've lost. Let's do it again! Also, what are some of your reasons?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    The best thing I ever did for myself was to read Gary Taubes' book Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. My reasons total WAY more than 10. Our team has a whole thread devoted to it here:


    My personal reasons?

    1. Energy - steady all day
    2. Great blood pressure
    3. Great blood sugar
    4. No more skin tags
    5. Never hungry
    6. Delicious food
    7. NO MORE REFLUX!!!!
    8. No cravings (or at least, rarely)
    9. Very little processed food, so that means healthier choices.
    10. Weight loss

    Yup, I set out to lose weight, and got healthier along the way!

    (My favorite one from a teammate? "I bought a boat with the money I don't spend on prescriptions anymore." LOL!)
    1591 days ago
  • DEB62BIE62
    1593 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.