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Once I become a happier, healthy me, it’s over for you b*tches..

koda_102koda_102 Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
What are your reasons for losing weight? Ten year high school reunion? Proving an ex-spouse wrong? Someone told you you can’t? Never been fit? Trying something new? Missing the skinny days? Struggling to put your socks on? Want to feel sexy?

Tell me what made it just click for you.
edited February 24


  • jenpettipasjenpettipas Member Posts: 37 Member Member Posts: 37 Member
    How about all of the above!? Ugh!!
  • 7rainbow7rainbow Member Posts: 156 Member Member Posts: 156 Member
    For me...
    -To fit in my clothes again
    -To feel confident again
    -To love my myself again
    -To hear "omg you could be a model!" again
    -To leave the house in whatever I want without being self conscious again
  • nookickynookicky Member Posts: 16 Member Member Posts: 16 Member
    I want to feel more at ease in my body. I miss what I could do when I was more fit. I felt like I could do anything! I want that back.
    I've also noticed that since I gained weight, I've stopped being treated as capable, I no longer have people expressing interest in me, and I don't get cast in as many roles as I used to in plays, shorts, etc. So it's also that. But mostly for myself and how I feel in my body.
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 8,002 Member Member Posts: 8,002 Member
    I just wanted to shop comfortably again. I felt like nothing ever fit right or looked halfway decent. And I wanted to feel comfortable in my own skin without feeling the paranoia that everyone must be looking because I felt so huge. And yeh, of course to feel healthier, be able to breathe again going upstairs or for walks.
  • bubus05bubus05 Member Posts: 121 Member Member Posts: 121 Member
    H.e.l.l. sex got definitely better, I feel like an acrobat again, LOL.
  • JennliftsandspinsJennliftsandspins Member Posts: 150 Member Member Posts: 150 Member
    I want to live not just a long life but a vital, healthy life. I want to be able to stay active with my husband well into our retirement years.

    I look at my parents and husband’s mom who never exercised and didn’t know much about nutrition and how they struggle with physical mobility and I won’t let that be me.

    I also want to look and feel my best.
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 6,292 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,292 Member
    This thread title! 🤣 Really it's an internalized thing for me: conquering demons 'n all that.

    What someone (other than people on my healthcare team) thinks about my body is not much of my concern.

  • Poobah1972Poobah1972 Member, Premium Posts: 866 Member Member, Premium Posts: 866 Member
    I was suppose to get married last September.. Unfortunately Covid made that impossible. Well impossible cause my fiance and I want to do it right, and have a proper party afterward. We've never been married before and if you combine our ages this marriage has literally been over 100 years in the making. So yeah it's worth a celebration.

    In 2019 we were pretty successfully losing weight together (low carbing again)... But between Christmas 2019 and then Covid we definately fell off the tracks through 2020. I must say my habits were better then in the past, so my starting point this January was better then last. But were both back to being focused and concentrating on life long changes, and it would also be big bonus to rock a suit at the wedding and fit in that beautiful wedding dress. Lol

    However if my fiance keeps doing as well as she is now, she may need a complete new dress, or a very talented seamstress. :D

    For the real Low-Carb bread that cooks, smells and tastes like bread... Click.
    edited February 24
  • Speakeasy76Speakeasy76 Member Posts: 806 Member Member Posts: 806 Member
    The quicker I learned to do it for me and use internal motivation vs. some external factor like looking good for a certain event, to get revenge, etc., is when weight loss became much easier for me. Yeah, there was some external motivation like looking better in a swimsuit, but when I focused on doing it for myself and my health, that external pressure was off.
  • jennacole12jennacole12 Member Posts: 1,168 Member Member Posts: 1,168 Member
    I was always hiding behind my children in pictures.... I was so sick of trying to scrunch up behind them. I wanted to be in pictures with them happy, not scared and worried of what the picture would look like. I wanted them to look back at the pics one day and remember the moments where mommy was 100% focused on them and not busy trying to hide her belly with shame in her eyes.
  • callsitlikeiseeitcallsitlikeiseeit Member Posts: 8,117 Member Member Posts: 8,117 Member
    i dont feel the need to prove anything or do anything for others. I simply don't care what people think of me.

    The choices I made were based on my own personal health goals and not wanting to have a heart attack and stroke as my ex did, all by the time he was 40.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,672 Member Member Posts: 1,672 Member
    For me, it’s about making sure that as I age I do so as independently and healthily as possible.

    I don’t want to be limited in what I can do and live for years as a burden on my children by developing life limiting disease or health conditions.

    I’ve never been more than half way into the overweight BMI category, but still, now approaching 60 I’m really determined that I’ll remain towards the bottom of a healthy BMI range to give my heart, lungs and joints every chance to age well. 👵🏻
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