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2013 Why I Want To Lose The Weight

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2013 is the year I am going to lose this weight and keep it off for good! I have a 4 year old grandson whom I am convinced will be scared for life if I am not around to spend time with him. I know this sounds a little narcissistic, but if this is what it takes to get me moving then this is what it takes.

Yes, I want to get healthy and look better and feel better, but mainly I want to be active so I can keep up with him. He has a motorized ATV and one day I was trying to walk behind him as we went around the block. Well, I was finding it harder and harder to keep up (I didn't realize that he had kicked it into high gear) when he stopped turned around and said "Run Grandma." Needless to say Grandma couldn't run.

We are going to Disney World in November and I know that I have to get this weight off first. It was tiring enough 24 years ago when I was younger and over 100 pounds lighter. There will also be water parks and the only reason I have been in a swimsuit in the last 4 years is because I wanted to make sure my grandson could swim and that meant doing "Grandma and Me" (instead of Mommy and Me) classes. I would not have gone out in public looking like that for anyone but him.

To be fair I am doing this for myself, but my grandson is my inspiration. My husband has been great about not making me feel bad about all this weight that I have gained since we got married, but he works out all the time and I know he would love to have a thinner wife who is able to go places and do things that I either can't or won't do right now.

At the end of 2013 I hope to be able to look back on this and see that I have accomplished my goals and am in the position of learning to maintain everything that I have worked so hard to accomplish.
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  • no profile photo CD13449521
    I think it's great that you are keeping him, and your trip in mind. :-)
    2995 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    Leslie, you sound a lot like me. My main motivations are my two grandchildren, a GS almost 3 yrs old, and a GD 6 months old. I watch my GD 3 days a week, and we try to have my GS over once a week. I have full support of my husband, and am excited to be a part of the 5% challenge. This is my third challenge, and I did well on my first, my not on my second. I intend to do better this time around. Let's be an encouragement to one another. I will friend you back. thank you for the privilege.
    3002 days ago
  • BLONDIE218145
    Your story is very similar to mine. I wish you the best to keep up with your Grandbabies!
    3006 days ago
    Leslie, I admire your determination. It's wonderful you have the support at home like you do. I know you can do this. When you feell like you are going to slip up write your self a note that you can look at to remind yourself why you want to lose the weight. Is slipping back to the old way worth giving up on your advantage of losing weight and your goal of the weight loss? Keep that nearby or put it several places so that you have a little coach in your pocket. BFP emoticon
    3006 days ago
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