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  • Lia13mfpLia13mfp Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    1) I want to survive. History of not-so-long lifespan in the family, partly due to lifestyle/food choices. I'm have been making bad choices as well. I want to survive and be there for my young kids. Losing planned 27.5 lbs and become more active should help.
    2) I don't want to _just_ survive, I want to be fun, to be the mother who is able to play with the kids, have strength when needed and overall just be a good role model for them by being active and eating well. I'm not there now but I am moving in that direction.

    Things have changed from when I joined and wrote that. I lost some weight then, but life was overwhelming, and I gained more. Stress from divorce, move and covid has lead to me overeating and "under-exercising".
    I am now finally starting to feel at home in my new life, and happy.

    The two reasons above are still totally valid though. Another one added is "I want to look good". I have never cared about what others think about my body, but now I do. I used to be curvy, a bit too heavy, but still look sexy. All of a sudden, I have a big tummy, no waistline at all and my thighs are huge. Sort of went from a cello to a big apple. I am not dating, but I want to love my body enough to feel happy about that others might see me naked.

  • livingde3dgurl_Bellivingde3dgurl_Bel Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    When I realised I had missed out on so much of life due to being obese. My son is a teen now and all the things i sat and watched from the sidelines that I couldn't do with him because of my weight. Being single for 8 years and not wanting to be alone anymore, cause my weight makes me uncomfortable around people and I feel ugly and unattractive to anyone.
  • NerdyScienceGrlNerdyScienceGrl Member Posts: 649 Member Member Posts: 649 Member
    I got tired (literally and figuratively) of being in pain and unable to live the active outdoor lifestyle I had prior to having back surgery and dealing with severe arthritis in my back and hips. Reducing pain and inflammation were the major drivers. With the pain under control most of the time, after some weight loss, health remains the driving force but being able to horseback ride again and buck hay would be great! A smaller dress size certainly wouldn’t make me cry either 😊
  • saramelie77saramelie77 Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 Member
    When I turned 40 and felt so old and tired. Now a couple months later, down 30 pounds (many more to go), I already feel sooooo much better!
    edited June 24
  • TinaLeigh67TinaLeigh67 Member Posts: 321 Member Member Posts: 321 Member
    When last summers clothes didn't fit
  • tluisa311tluisa311 Member Posts: 111 Member Member Posts: 111 Member
    When I realized that I looked like a breakfast sausage link in a bikini....
  • akern1987akern1987 Member Posts: 287 Member Member Posts: 287 Member
    I've started so many times, and it's hard to pinpoint exactly what has stopped me in the past...excuses, lack of motivation, thinking I had a ton of time, mourning the loss of both my parents and my two remaining grandparents, holidays, FOMO....Things changed for me in January of 2021, at the highest weight I have ever been, after a girls trip to Disney/Universal where I struggled to fit on some rides I realized that I didn't want to be the "fat" friend, Aunt, wife, coworker, etc.... I also have some more trips to the parks coming up, one in 2022 with my husband, and one in 2023 with the rest of our family, and I want so badly to be there with my three nieces as they experience these magical things for the first time, and I want to be able to ride the attractions with them.
    Since January 2021 I'm down 35 lbs, it's slow but going well (with some days better than others) but I'm fully committed for the first time in my life, at 131 logged days here on MFP, and daily exercise (stationary bike and weights) I'm finally ready to get this weight off and take my life back!
  • JanatkiJanatki Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
    Global Pandemic , auto immune disorder, 236 lbs. Big risk factors and clock ticking did it for me.
  • imalicswimalicsw Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    I've always been overweight but in relatively good health. Over the last few years that started to change. Well, about 2 months ago I started having problems with my knees and suddenly here I am walking with a cane! That's it for me. I'm only 52 with a 14 year old daughter. I need to get my health back in order. It's way overdue.
  • Renewed2021Renewed2021 Member Posts: 32 Member Member Posts: 32 Member
    When my seven year old son told me that he worries about me because I'm fat.
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