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2/13/17 11:49 P

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to make my knee stop hurting



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energy for my husband and grandkids and to one day dance at all the grandkids' weddings. Would love to get to meet great grandchildren someday. We just said goodbye to my mother-in-law who was very healthy and active right up until her last few days. She was even out of bed a bit on her last day as I cared for her with hospice help. She was my role model as she never carried extra weight, was always very active, and was so cute at 5'1" and always under 100 pounds, I think. She was down around 75 at the last, but still her feisty, positive, encouraging, bossy self. She was 101 years 6 months and 3 days young! I want to be as much like her as I can be.

Becoming the healthiest me that I can be.
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I'm hiking the Chilkoot trail the end of July and I don't want to carry anything extra. A 35 pound backpack is heavy enough. No room for flab!

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I'm working to loose around 10lbs for two reasons.

The first being that there will be a large family gathering in March. I'm looking forward to it, and wanting to look my best for the camera.

The second reason being that I've had some extra pounds on me for awhile, but due to a stomach condition have not been healthy enough to stop eating. My energy levels easily become low. Now I'm feeling somewhat healthier, more energetic, and so it isn't as big of a deal missing snack foods.

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2/12/17 11:36 A

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Keeping my blood pressure in check is the first reason.

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To get my dry weight down to bring down my dialysis costs!

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2/10/17 8:20 A

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As of last night, high blood pressure.

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2/9/17 9:48 P

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to get blood sugar down



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2/9/17 7:31 P

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to be healthier and feel better

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2/9/17 7:30 P

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Foremost for my health. I am in my early 60s and finding it extremely difficult to breath with so much extra weight on my 5'1" frame. I recently became a grandparent for the first time and I want to be a part of they of their life for a very long time.....

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2/9/17 2:54 P

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Mobility, less back pain, comfort in my clothes.

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2/8/17 2:47 P

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to become the healthiest me that I can be so I will have energy to travel with our family and to dance at the weddings of my grandchildren.

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2/7/17 5:29 A

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to be healthy

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to alleviate knee pain



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2/5/17 11:54 A

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As of Wednesday, to lower my BP.

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to relieve pain

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2/1/17 10:59 A

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I want to be healthy so I can be around as long as possible

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2/1/17 10:44 A

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I want to get healthy, look better and feel better about myself.

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2/1/17 10:04 A

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My husband and I are looking to expand our family through foster care/foster adoption and I want to be a better role model and be more active for my future family.
I want to be healthier.
I want to feel more comfortable overall.




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2/1/17 8:00 A

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I think NIHERIN makes an excellent point and has good ideas.

I definitely want to lose weight for health, to feel and look good, to erase the pain from my knees, and because there's the slight possibility that I'll want to have a child in the next few years.

However, my motivators have always had to be something more immediate. Despite my size, my health has been excellent, so "doing it for health" doesn't seem like an achievable goal for me. I know it will slash all my future health risks and KEEP me healthy as I age, but that doesn't seem to do a lot for me in the here and now.

So, what seems to be working for me this time around is giving myself a solid, realistic deadline. I aim to lose two jeans sizes this year. I'm working to fit into a size 14 (UK 18) by June 24th, when we might be in Switzerland again (we went three years ago and I was a size 22), and fit into a size 12 (UK 16) by Christmas Day.

I also have rewards for myself. These range from monthly rewards for a job well done (January's reward was getting a couple clothing items and accessories from Primark) to rewards for reaching particular goals (my reward for losing a jeans size will be one of the three perfumes I've been hankering).

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I want to look beautiful and sexy.
I want to be healthy and move with more ease.
I want to swim and win in a competition.

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1/29/17 12:02 P

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BOOKLOVINFELINE,

I can relate. I also suffer from depression and medication has helped me want to live. Unfortunately, it doesn't help motivation or energy.
Like you, I want my health.
Other things I think about are: reducing aches and pains, clearer skin, hopefully more energy from carrying around less weight, it will be easier to shop for clothes, maybe have more hobbies, easier to travel and do activities with family, and also to be an example for my kids.



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1/29/17 11:56 A

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I want to be able to bend and move freely without becoming exhausted.

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1/29/17 9:39 A

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We live in a society of instant gratification. So it's not silly that you are having problems being motivated by doing something for your health when your health isn't really all that poor to start out with. Most people who do not have an immediate, acute health concern cannot use health as a motivating factor. Sure it gets tacked in there are a bonus reason, but when you are somewhat comfortable where you are and there aren't any major problems right now it's hard for that little to make much difference. If you have the option of doing something or losing some major function or appendage, now that will light a fire under you. But let's say health runs from 0-10 where 0 is dead and 10 is the healthiest you could possibly be. If you're at 6, it's really hard to justify all that extra work it's going to take to get you to 7 and 7 isn't really that much farther off of 10 than 6 is. It's a tiny bit of reward for a lot of extra work, so why would anyone do it? If you're at 1 or 2 then one step in either direction is a big change with big results depending on which way you go. It's much easier to justify that step when that step makes a bigger impact on your life.

So try and make a list of things that your weight prohibits you from doing. Can you comfortably fit in an airplane seat or a certain kind of car? What about play in the park with the children in your family? Do a 5 k? Walk through the grocery store without being winded? If your weight doesn't prevent you from doing anything, then you're not going to be motivated to change something that isn't bothering you. If you buy a house with a room with wall colors that you don't like but don't hate, it's going to take you a long while to get around to painting that room. If you hate the color of the room, you're going to put more effort into changing the color of the room.

Exercise might be something that helps an eensy bit with your depression. If you're eating a bunch of junk food and having sugar crashes then not doing that will also help even out things a little, but neither of those things is going to turn everything around for you. Having some other entity that relies on you in some way can also help a little in getting you where you want or need to be. A good schedule can also help build some momentum to do. Little things like this can be a part of what helps you manage your depression.

Edited by: NIRERIN at: 1/29/2017 (09:37)
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1/29/17 8:51 A

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

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The main reason is for better health. Another reason is so I can do things I like to do longer. Of course its also good for my ego to look a little thinner.



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Health and looking better in clothes. I don't think in terms of losing weight as you can lose weight in a non healthy way. I just think of it as living a healthy lifestyle and with that the weight will naturally come off without putting "weight loss effort into it."

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Whatever works for you - works.

For me, I had all the usuals: for the kids, for my health, my depression blah, blah, blah... none of them worked.

The only one that worked for me is to look better naked. :)

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First and foremost, my goal is to avoid high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and other more or less preventable conditions. But that's a sort of lofty, long term goal and it isn't super motivating in my day-to-day life. For that I need to focus more on how a healthy lifestyle makes me feel now. Before I lost the weight, I could never seem to get comfortable, I often felt bloated to the point where it became difficult to sleep because of the discomfort, my stomach was frequently upset... and I had a skin condition that just seemed to get worse and worse no matter what my doctor and I tried. I was also moody and unhappy a lot of the time. My doctor actually prescribed at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise daily to help me deal with that, and I'll be forever grateful that she did.

Changing my diet and adding exercise into my daily routine changed everything. It took me about six months to lose the weight, and I have kept it off for 3 years now. I no longer struggle to sleep because my body just can't get comfortable. My digestive system has calmed down. I discovered the source of the skin problem (a nutrient deficiency) and was able to modify my diet to control it. I won't say I never feel bloated or have rough days, but most of the time I feel strong and confident and happy, and that is 100% due to the positive changes I made in my diet and exercise.



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All the signs indicated that I was headed for Metabolic syndrome
It is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
For me that health scare went way beyond motivation.

But getting involved in Spark and learning how to lose weight correctly, I have developed a healthy lifestyle and it has been an epiphany for me. Now I am very conscious of the choices I make and why I make them. You just have to start doing it and build on forming habits that help you feel and look better. It isn't a temporary fix...It's a way of life. It's not a magic pill, or a miracle elixir...It's a process that takes time because you have to change your mindset.

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I've been told by my PA that my reason for losing weight is not motivating me. She said this because I've not been motivated enough to do what I need to do for good results. The reason I gave her was I wanted to lose it for my health which is true, but she's right. Apparently, I need more to motivate me which sounds silly, I know.

I suffer from depression. I'm functional and being treated, but I have trouble with motivation for a lot of things. Losing weight and getting healthy is one of those things. I keep thinking "OK if I lose the weight, then what?"

My questions for everyone are in what ways has losing weight changed your life? And what motivated you to lose the weight?

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." -Nikos Kazantzakis


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