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Whats your current motivation for losing weight?

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  • bennim1bennim1 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    My mom is 86 and still out-running me on the tennis courts! I just turned 55 and getting ready to retire. I want to be like mom and have fun doing the things I love. But about 15 more pounds to go. And my arms are flabby and I have to by shirts too big so the sleeves fit- not comfy at all. Time to be comfy in my skin and get rid of some of the flab.
  • sianquinsianquin Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    I have suspected crown's. I'm just trying to make myself bit healthier and hopefully help symptoms but a lot of it is so I can feel less weak and useless.
  • canadjinehcanadjineh Posts: 4,858Member Member Posts: 4,858Member Member
    sianquin wrote: »
    I have suspected crown's. I'm just trying to make myself bit healthier and hopefully help symptoms but a lot of it is so I can feel less weak and useless.

    Crohn's Disease?
  • PhoebeLou333PhoebeLou333 Posts: 9Member, Premium Member Posts: 9Member, Premium Member
    I'm so vain. :p We're celebrating our 25th anniversary in Nov. and I want to have professional pictures taken. My spouse is lean and fit and he's 9 years older than me.
  • StayFocused01023StayFocused01023 Posts: 25Member Member Posts: 25Member Member
    Just ordered the cutest shirt and the arms are tight... I'm not returning it!!
    Also, I've yo-yo'd up and down between 160-135 for ten years and it takes a lot of work to get it down every time. I don't want to do it again anymore
  • weatherking2019weatherking2019 Posts: 204Member Member Posts: 204Member Member
    I took the kids to Marshalls for back to school shopping. I ended up finding 2 cute bikini's (it was originally$118 and for $30) and buying!!! 1 is a tankini but the other is triangle top with itty bitty bottom!! I need to step it up and get ripped~!
  • cayenne_007cayenne_007 Posts: 314Member, Premium Member Posts: 314Member, Premium Member
    I just hate feeling 'fluffy'.....
  • mfoltz588mfoltz588 Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    Uncomfortable in my clothes and just not happy with my weight.
  • xxzenabxxxxzenabxx Posts: 499Member Member Posts: 499Member Member
    Penrude wrote: »
    I have always been good with exercise but I tend to be an emotional eater and also have trouble with snacking. I lost my dad a couple of years ago and put on some weight with that, then lost my dog last fall (he was only 2, so was a shock) and put some more on with that. Plus the last 3 or 4 years my husband got me into weightlifting and while I have put on muscle, I have fat on top which I feel is covering it up too much. I don't feel like I look bad, just not as good as I would like. I need to get my diet under control so I can uncover the muscle I have :)

    My life exactly! I’m an emotional eater too! I’ve also put on muscle which is hiding under 30lbs of fat! Even though I’ve been using MyFitnessPal properly since December 2017 I’ve regained the weight that I lost. I seem to get tired when combining exercise with a deficit. Maybe I’m being too aggressive? I am quite active: 10000 steps a day and 5 pretty intense workouts plus my job as a designer. My main motivation for losing weight is my clothes don’t fit anymore! I was a uk size 8-10 now that’s so tight and size 12 is getting tight for me too!
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,232Member Member Posts: 1,232Member Member
    xxzenabxx wrote: »
    [ I seem to get tired when combining exercise with a deficit. Maybe I’m being too aggressive?

    This can definitely happen and is part of why I've developed a few different workout plans and have a scheduled rotation through them. Mind you, my job is sitting on my butt all day at a desk. I have a couple "after work" activities I've started up like a martial art and riding some horses, but those activities are somewhat flexible depending on my week, so I don't count them as my workouts - more just to keep me more active and off the couch!

    Workout Plan #1 is the one I do the most - 5x/week, mostly lifting with some cardio, 2 days the cardio is more intense/longer, the other days it's mostly just a 15-20min warm up, followed by ~60 min of lifting.

    Workout Plan #2 is my intense plan. I do this one for 6 weeks, 2x/year. It takes about 2 hours/day and is very intense. I have learned the hard way that even if I can physically keep up with this, mentally I cannot keep it up longer than 6-8 weeks. After that I simply burn out and end up quitting all together (it peters off, but that ends up being the result).

    Workout Plan #3 is the least intense and mostly for when I'm returning after a break and/or just need a break from my regular workouts for a week or two. It is 3x/week full body lifting, 2x/week cardio, and that's it. ~30-45 min to complete.

    Getting enough sleep is REALLY important for me too! I can give up a little sleep once or twice if I must in order to get my workouts in, but 2+/times a week and it affects everything. So making that a priority is really important for me.
  • sjd421sjd421 Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    My current motivation is my 3month old and my 2.5yr old. That and my 40th is right around the corner, ugh.
  • agreis11agreis11 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    My boyfriend and I moved in together and his bad eating habits influenced me and caused us both to let ourselves go a bit so we decided we really needed to get back in shape & stick to it. He changed up his workout slightly and ate a little better. Where as I have been super dedicated and stuck to tracking my macros for the past few months with the exception of a couple vacations. I have been stuck at a consistent weight which is only a few lbs less than I was and he’s down like 20lbs. It’s been so frustrating seeing him drop weight with slight changes and I’m stuck but that is motivating me more to get where I want to be!
  • jacaujacau Posts: 29Member, Premium Member Posts: 29Member, Premium Member
    About 2 years ago, I was doing rather well in terms of weight loss and sports and all. Then I quit smoking 18 months ago, plus I experienced some injuries/muscle overuse issues and I could not sport as I wanted for some periods of time in between. So I basically swapped one compulsive behavior (smoking) with another (eat sweet stuff, chocolate and ice cream being major victims in this story).

    Long story short, I gained some weight that I want to get rid of, plus find better ways to deal with those triggers that make me want to stuff my face with unhealthy stuff. Even though it's "only" a few kg we are talking about, I find that it makes me feel *meh*, impacts sports, and that I don't fit into my favorite clothes anymore.

    My hope is that by tracking my food regularly again and by exchanging with other people on a similar mission, I can make the changes that I need to do and to create some lasting change of habit.
  • GenieBBGenieBB Posts: 52Member Member Posts: 52Member Member
    A trip to the Bahamas in Nov. I would like to lose about 15 lbs, 20 would be nice. My thighs jiggle a lot and the chub rub is painful at the beach/pool
  • cayenne_007cayenne_007 Posts: 314Member, Premium Member Posts: 314Member, Premium Member
    agreis11 wrote: »
    My boyfriend and I moved in together and his bad eating habits influenced me and caused us both to let ourselves go a bit so we decided we really needed to get back in shape & stick to it. He changed up his workout slightly and ate a little better. Where as I have been super dedicated and stuck to tracking my macros for the past few months with the exception of a couple vacations. I have been stuck at a consistent weight which is only a few lbs less than I was and he’s down like 20lbs. It’s been so frustrating seeing him drop weight with slight changes and I’m stuck but that is motivating me more to get where I want to be!

    I so feel your pain!! Basically what happened to me as well - I moved to be with my boyfriend & discovered that I cannot eat like he does. When I was single, I often skipped dinner for just a snack - now that there's my boyfriend & his son - I usually cook and we sit down to dinner together. (not been good for my waistline) My boyfriend is very active and doesn't work in an office - I sit on my butt at a computer all day. It's forced me to be more serious about tracking food and fitting in workouts.
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