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.
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."
Pounds lost: 12.3
Fitness Minutes: (227,074)
353,990 5/1/19 1:08 A
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!
All things are possible.
current weight: 201.6
Fitness Minutes: (25)
2/8/19 1:58 A
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.
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.
What can you do TODAY to bring you ONE STEP CLOSER to your goal? ~SparkPeople
Jules S. Central Kansas (CST) Team Pink Flamingos/BL Swing into Spring Challenge
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.
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
current weight: 161.5
Fitness Minutes: (5,692)
10/23/18 3:25 P
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!
2014 Fall 5% Challenge Team Leader of SP Class of August 19-25, 2012 Team Leader of SP Class of November 27- December 3, 2011 Team Leader of SP Class of July 21-27, 2013 ____________________ "Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to unlocking our potential." --Winston Churchill
December Minutes: 326
Fitness Minutes: (27,361)
10/9/18 3:00 P
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.
Therese Sousse, Tunisia Central european time zone Biggest Loser Challenge team Invincible Indigos
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.