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Learning to let go is hard, but it gets easier. I am not getting older just better!
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10/13/19 9:49 A

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My weight which hampers my activity level.

God, give me mental toughness at the point of attack.
Started anew Jan. 2, 2019
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10/11/19 1:14 P

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Today it was my oldest boy who's 10. He hugged when I was leaving for work and asked if I had a baby in my belly.

Nope.

That was the spark I need to get back on the wagon.



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heart disease



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my mother and grandmother died of heart attacks. I weigh more than both of them

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9/17/19 2:56 A

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My health, primarily. I have a family history of renal failure, arthritis, heart diseases, diabetes, high Blood pressure. The works :|
I lost my mother when I was 18 to a plethora of diseases and not a day goes by that I don't miss her. I'm scared of doing that to my family, most of all my partner. I want to live a long, healthy life.

And of course, there is a more superficial reason. I was 127 lbs around 8 years back and I loved the skin I was in! Shopping for clothes was a breeze, I used to workout for fun (seems like such a bizarre concept now :P), I used to be brimming with confidence, and I used to glow! I want to be in the same place again.

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8/16/19 8:19 A

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My health, family and friends.



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8/13/19 10:20 P

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staying as healthy as I can. Gave my right kidney away to my son 3 years ago so haver to keep true to myself now.

Susan from
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I REACHED my GOAL!
I FOUGHT for it!
I WILL NOT give it up!
NOTHING will prevent me from maintaining my HEALTH!


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8/11/19 6:59 P

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to improve my health

Run with patience the race that is set before you.

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7/23/19 12:29 P

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When if feel like I am just existing.....

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back.
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7/22/19 2:34 P

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To be able to stay independent and feel good.

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7/22/19 11:46 A

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to reverse my decline into being too fat to leave the house, to walk any distance

God, give me mental toughness at the point of attack.
Started anew Jan. 2, 2019
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7/22/19 10:08 A

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My health and my family.


For my health, my life, but most of all for me.


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7/17/19 7:01 P

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All the best

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7/17/19 1:58 P

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On too many meds

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7/16/19 3:24 P

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To be so much healthier than I am.

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7/15/19 10:46 P

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Feeling good

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7/13/19 7:06 A

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Staying fitter

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7/12/19 1:38 P

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Health worries

1. You are entirely up to you. Make your body, make your life.
2. If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up!
3. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change.
4. The Dalai Lama: "One brings failure on oneself by working extremely hard at the beginning, attempting to do too much, and then giving it all up after a short time. A constant stream of moderate effort is needed."


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5/1/19 1:08 A

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Just to get fitter & healthier.

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4/30/19 2:11 P

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I have limited myself in doing activities because of my weight. I want to live a long and full life doing all the things without fear anymore.

~Be the change~

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4/29/19 1:00 A

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I feel I should do more functional fitness moves because of my disabilities I cant really move my left arm back.

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4/28/19 5:15 P

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my knee injury

Learning to let go is hard, but it gets easier. I am not getting older just better!
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4/3/19 2:08 P

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To be healthier

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3/18/19 8:49 A

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not being able to do things I did before

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3/17/19 10:15 A

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3/14/19 1:21 P

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To understand that there is no such thing as a diet, however that this is a lifestyle. I love food & I am learning how to love it, but maintain it on a healthy level.



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My sore knees



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My motivation is to be as healthy as possible. I have many obesity-related comorbidities that I know are shortening my life by about 15 years. The extra time earned back by losing excess weight and getting fit should turn out to be quality time; with full mobility and ability to keep up with my grandchildren; without pain and without most of it being spent in doctors' offices.

There's an old saying: "If wishes were horses, we'd all take a ride". The motivation to lose weight is like a horse, I think. Wish it and then just climb into the saddle and hang on tight, give that horse some encouragement and direct it forward, like you know what you're doing. A slow trot is just fine. The horse can go farther that way and this horse must go a long, long way. We'll get there!

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2/8/19 1:58 A

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Feel healthy and have incredible energy!

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Living a healthier lifestyle

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I'm coming up on retirement, grandchildren. I will finally have time to spend with my grandchildren. I need to be able to know I have done everything in my power to stay as healthy as I can, so I can keep up with them.



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I'm 55 and as I age, I'm witnessing a deterioration in my strength, stamina, etc. I've become sedentary now that my kids are grown, and gained quite a lot of weight. So I look to the future, and I see that I cannot continue as I am and manage even self-care by a later age. I'm going to end up in a nursing home, or living with my children, if anything should happen to my husband.

I don't want that! I want to be independent, healthy, active, strong! I've seen women in their 70s with more strength than I have at 55, so it can be done! I have hope that I can do better. I'm so grateful to have SP to help me along the journey to wellness.

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1/16/19 11:06 A

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For my health and to be able to play with my grandkids and step kids.

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I just want to be trail ready



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I want to be at all 13 granddaughter weddings



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I want to do everything with my grandchildren!

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Being strong

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My desire to do and be better



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I keep hearing Dr. Phil asking: "How's that working for you?". It wasn't working for me so I decided to make some changes!



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don't want medical problems



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Want to be healthy in my senior years



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11/10/18 11:54 P

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Looks like you all are finding some good motivation to lose weight!

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your soul.


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The mirror

The way my clothes fit

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Seeing family members who have issues with their weight and the related problems they face.

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Me. I want to be healthier and be able to do more.



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sometimes looking in the mirror

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

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aug 3 had double bypass surgery raising my 4 grandchildren want to be around a long time

Opportunity may knock once, but temptation
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Cardiology scare, which turned out to be nothing. After all the testing, end result- Exercise more and lose weight. Since June, when I first went to see the Doctor, I am down 40 pounds. Many more to go, but was l lacking in motivation for a couple of weeks this month, so I have come back to the Spark community.




Stay focused and keep moving forward!


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Seeing all that nature has to offer, but from a distance, and knowing that if I want a closer look I'm going to have to get into the kind of shape that will let me hike up mountains and through endless woods and across fast-moving rivers.

"Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted" - John Lennon


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chiildren and husband



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My nieces and nephews

Deep down you know exactly what you’re capable of. There’s even moments where you get a glimpse of all the potential you have. You can get there. You must be willing to sacrifice the habits, the things, the situations that are standing in the way of your success. Never Stop!


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My younger daughter. I missed out on so much with my oldest daughter, and my youngest one is in 7th grade, I don't want to miss out anymore!



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had to sit for 3 months - can't wait to start moving again

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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I 'm over 50 and I don't want to have health problems as I age....I want to be as healthy as I can be so I'm here for my family a long,long,long time.emoticon

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I am retiring this year. I want to be healthy to enjoy not working after 40 years of the same job no time off except vacation or holidays.



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wanting to live healthy until I am 106 years old. That gives me another 40 years on this earth.

Susan from
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I REACHED my GOAL!
I FOUGHT for it!
I WILL NOT give it up!
NOTHING will prevent me from maintaining my HEALTH!


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The positive family and friends that I surround myself with

"Every day is a day to start anew and get it right"


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My fiancé and me wanting to be in good shape to start a family

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Better health and lower blood pressures.



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I want to feel better, my health doesn't handle weight well. I'm not very obese but I feel the effects really bad just at 20 kg or so over my healthy weight.. There are obesity related illnesses in the family, my grandma died of a stroke and my mom gets blood clots very often so I'm worried.

It would also be great to be able to buy clothes from any store, I only buy very modest clothing so that makes it even more difficult when you only have a small choice to begin with, and you also need special sizes..

I want to feel strong and flexible too! I miss that. Longer walks, being able to move around easily.. Just living life.

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I want to live.


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My doc gave me an ultimatum.

I was sexually abused as a young child...a few times actually (now I am doing great)...so I'm sure I did the usual of making myself unappealing, as many survivors do...eating to fill that hole, eating to self-soothe, eating so nobody would look at me.

As I got older, though, it bothered me being called fat, being the tomboy and never being asked out. These days I relish in my single life because I choose it (I am a crazy cat lady, passionate about animal rights & protecting animals), but when I was younger, it caused me a lot of distress.

I had a really bad Mtn Dew addiction, became prediabetic, and the weight generally went up a few more lbs. every year. At 238 my doc said no more, I had to lose weight, especially with back & knee pain, a core that was basically nonexistent (on my way to getting more and more strength, thank god)....

And now my dad's health is failing a little more and more....and I am the only one who is willing to care for him. So it's all up to me...so I have a responsibility to care for him and can't if I can't move myself.

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I want to feel better, and have more energy to walk or work in my yard.
I just started yesterday.

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Better Health and to be able to walk better.



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To move around better and I don't want a heart attack



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There are a lot of things that should have motivated - but did not. I was a single dad, so my kids. I have chronic health issues. Clothes were not fitting. I had to use the 'fat boy' seat on roller coasters... lots of stuff never motivated me.

What finally worked - I wanted to look better naked. Every night I would get out of the shower and avoid the mirror. I have heard this is not a good reason, but to me I think if it works... it is a good motivator! emoticon

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the pain of not making the change outweighs the pain of making the change

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My son has always been my biggest motivator to make changes in my life. He turned 21 recently and I still live my life as the best example I can for him.



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Everyone and goal dear to me

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Fitting into my dress for my niece's wedding in October




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A bigger reward than the price of the goal



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Kids, family and career goals

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My kids, my husband and future career

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Because I want to know what it feels like to be smaller, shop for clothes in the normal sizes, fit in restaurant booths comfortably...



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Knowing that the lifestyle I have today will impact me for years to come.

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The way I started to feel, no energy and I started gaining weight and not feeling too good about myself.

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whenever i find myself losing steam, i reboot!



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I have celiac and other general digestive issues, so I feel sick constantly. I have a horrible relationship with food, which exacerbates the problem. I want to get healthy for my family and I want to feel well enough to enjoy life!



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Tired of being sick. I had another rough pregnancy so I won't to be healthy for my sons. Eating healthy, now my nine year old is picking up those same healthy habits. I want to be around a long time for my kids and family. I also want to be happy with my body again.



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To be healthy and disease free.



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I want to be healthy and active.

WE CAN DO IT!


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I get to run around with my grandchildren. I don't want them to think that I am old. I thought my grandparents were old. Boy, I miss them.

Stronger, more powerful, I got this.


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1. My kids. I have a 9 year old and an 8 week old. I need to be healthy to take care of them. I need to be able to teach them a healthy lifestyle.
2. ME. I'm not healthy. Im overweight, I have asthma. Its just not a good combo. As I get older, the worse my health is getting.
Time for a change.



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