Wonderful attitudes and definitely the right reasons for losing weight. Hang in there team .. and let's be there for each other. The journey is so much more fun and enjoyable when sharing it with like-minded people on a similar journey!
I have wanted to lose weight for a while, but I have to lose weight because now I know that I have PCOS and need to do everything I can to avoid becoming diabetic.
im sick of feeling like im always moving in slow motion
I have to in order to bring myself to a health weight and to lower cholesterol and I want to in order to feel better about my appearance. I'm with Barb! NO buying larger clothes for my closet. ; )
both want and have to... I'm not overweight but, I'm bracing myself for my 35 year high school reunion, which is in July. And, I need to drop the 10 "dating" lbs. that I put on within the past year.
I voted the other day, but didn't get a chance to post a comment.
I'm trying to lose weight both because of health reasons and because I don't like the way I look!!
I'm very short - only 5' tall - so any extra pounds really stand out. I've never had a weight problem before so this is a whole new me and I don't like it. Besides I can't afford to keep buying larger clothes!!
Healthwise, I guess everyone knows I've been battling with hypothyroidism, plus I have pernicious anemia. Autoimmune disorders run rampant in my family - diabetes is very prevalent and I'm trying to avoid adding THAT to my list of illnesses. The extra weight contributes greatly to sore muscles, joint pain, etc, plus contributes to higher cholesterol and blood pressure.
I feel that if I could get rid of the weight gained while I was awaiting the dx for the thyroid problems, I would be in a lot better shape overall.
Bottom line?? I both WANT and NEED to lose weight.
You are all AMAZING with your commitment and reasons behind losing weight .. and you're all doing it for the right reasons!
For me, there was something inside of me that "clicked" when a kind gentleman saw value in me and my work .. he championed me to all who would listen and was joined by 2 others who did the same. Their belief in me gave me the courage to believe in myself .. and my journey began.
The weight loss brought about positive changes mentally and physically and I am a new person. Health issues have resolved and/or improved and my self esteem has soared. Someday I hope to meet them ... and share a real hug .. but for now we continue to email now and then.
So .. never underestimate the kindness and hugs you give to one another; it can be life altering. The changes you have made and are experiencing are wonderful and the highlight of your journeys! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK .. YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!
Love and Huggggsssss ...
I want to lose weight so that some day I don't have to lose weight.
Weight can get away from you.
I have to lose weight but I also want to lose weight. I have a heart murmur and have to lose weight to help with my heart but I look at old pictures of myself and want that body back!!
At first I was always happy with the way I looked. I never watched what I ate and never got on the scale. But after learning I have pcos, my doctor really encouraged me to start losing weight as it would help with my problems. I'm thrilled with how I look right now. I'm down from a size 26 to 18/20 now. So I'm doing this for myself and also for my health. I want to have babies someday and being as heavy as I was be too hard for me to try. I'm hoping to start TTC sometime next year when I get under 200lbs..
I want/have to do it because of my mental state/ I just don't want to be overweight anymore!
I started out having to lose weight because of the diabetes, but now the diabetes is under control, i want to continue losing, each day i feel better physically and more importantly emotionally, I'm not very good at achieving things but seeing the weight come off is helping to build my confidence,