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Why are you trying to drop the poundage?


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What's you reason? Why are you trying to lose weight?

Mine - I am sick and tired of my ego not matching my body. (Does this make sense?) I think I am an awesome person, but  when I look in the mirror what looks back at me does not look like me.  And I am by no means a vain person. I am not too concerned about what I wear, as long as it matches and is clean.  (Thank you wife for both of those things happening). My concerns of what others think of me is barely measurable. It just I don't think I look like me.

My other big reason is that I have a 3 year old girl who is active and loves to play outside. While I am able to do so right now, I know as she grows older and bigger and her energy increases, I am not mine sure I would be able to keep up, if I do not drop the poundage.

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I'd like to hear (read) your reason for wanting to lose weight?

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A huge thing for me was for the longest time I did not see myself as beautiful. I thought I was ugly and fat (I have never actually been classified as in the fat range) but its just what I thought. I was down about myself but I would not do ANYTHING about it. I just didnt care.

THEN I met someone wonderful. My entire thought process has changed. After a few months I started to think maybe I actually am a beautiful person. Maybe there is something I can do about how I feel about my weight. Its weird to think that it took me coming to find myself as beautiful to get my butt in gear to lose some weight. When before, I thought I was ugly and I was accepting of that. crazy!

I still feel like I am the girl I was in my early twenties when I was  pretty fit & active.  First and foremost, I want to feel better about myself and have more confidence.  I also kind of want to look and feel better for my sweet hubby.  I've gained about 20 pounds in the 4 years we've been together and he's never EVER let me feel anything less than perfect.  I don't know, that's silly maybe, but I want him to be proud of me I suppose.  I also think feeling better about myself would go a long way in improving certain aspects of our relationship.  It's hard to feel romantic when you don't feel good about your body.

I also have a 2 year old son, man those kids have some energy!  I think I not only want him to be proud of his mama, but I want to have the energy & stamina to keep up with him and do the activities he should be doing.  And be a role model to a fit, healthy kid when we have so many problems with childhood obesity.

I want to be the hot wife and hot mom!  I've never really been fat... I was fortunate enough to carry my weight well so while I was heavy I hid it well. 

My husband has never once said anything negative but I always felt like he was the better looking one in our relationship and for a while that was okay but now I want him to feel like I look like my personality....if that makes sense.  His friends have always said that I was the coolest wife ever but I don't want to just be cool, I want to be smokin' hot too!

Plus we are talking about having a family soon and I want to be healthy when we are ready and I don't want to have to lose extra weight on top of baby weight when it finally does happen.

my brother is getting married next year, and it reminded me that actually i want to look my best, and i look my best when i weigh less.

secondly, i am an actress, and a lot of the roles i would be suitable for require a small frame, which at the moment, i don't have. and i haven't worked for almost two years, and i think my looks and weight are hindering that.

i am also 5 foot tall, and weight just makes me look like a ball, and i don't like it!!!

I want to lose weight primarily because I do not like the way my weight gain has changed me, though I do wonder if the depo has anything to do with the way I feel. I used to be really outgoing, personable, love to meet new people, etc., etc. but I feel embarrassed and awkward when I meet new people, and I don't really want to go out much anymore... I want to break out of that, I'm 23 years old, for goodness's sakes!

Admittedly I have always been on the thick side, being 5'2 and 150-160 in high school, I thought I was hot with curves and etc. (yes I was full of myself, ha.) Now, no more at 220, ugh.

I WANT to LIVE life to the fullest and sadly I feel I can only do that once I get back to my old weight or at least look somewhat decent.

Mine is stupid & simple. My 1st husband had an affair once the weight went on. I managed to go from 190 down to 144 after it ( 3 yrs ago) but when i met my new partner 20 lbs has crept back on & I dont want same thing to happen again.

Were going on our 1st holiday in Nov so i also wanna fit into that bikini. lol

To look like the sexy bitch that I know I am.

I was out with a bunch of my geek friends playing painball (imagine 16 desk jockeys in camo trying to bean each other while trying not to expire from overexertion).  As a forty-something woman, I felt pretty okay about my performance, but I remember how much energy I used to have when I weighed less and how I wouldn't be winded just running a few dozen meters.

I am on day 15 and so far so good.  I am ramping up the exercise slowly and eating right.

 

wel i still wna lose some pounds as i have lost some already n got tone but still have an image in ma head of what i wnt to be.....i am ok now and a lot of people call me for wantin to lose a bit more but if  lose a little it ore my confidence and happiness will be the best it has ever been ..every time i look like im closer to my goal makes me so happy Smile ....will nva gt too thin as do lots o muscle work.....good luck to all you who are trying to lose some to Laughing xxxxx

I have always been a big person. I've realized that I was born with my mother's face (which isn't that big of an issue) and my dad's figure -- guess that meant that I was always going to be bigger. I wish that I could say that I'm comfortable with the way I look now, but I'm not.

I guess the reason why I'm doing this is because I want to see myself as the person I've never gotten to be. Thinner and healthier.

I am trying to drop the poundage for aestetic reasons. I am a very healthy person so I want to lose weight to look better.

I want to be able to wear anything I want and have it look good on me. 

I first lost a lot of weight to be as healthy as possible for when we start trying to have babies. Well when I finally convince DH to start trying I stopped worrying about the weight. After 6months of trying it has crept back on (20lbs of it). When that happens my cycles get all crazy and long making things even harder. So I really need to start loosing it again or my fertility may be out the window. If I gain much more I might stop ovulating all together, which is what happened when I was at my heaviest. (sorry guys if that is TMI but its my reason)

i have been lucky in the fact that i have never really been overweight.
although there were times i have had more pounds then i really wanted, or felt comfortable with.

so my main reason was because i knew i wasnt being as healthy as i could be, and because i didn't look as good [in my eyes] that i knew i could look.

now that i've lost all the weight i've wanted to loose, my motivation to continuing to eat healthy and make good choices is so i can look good for my boyfriend. :D and i dont have to go through that blaahh stage of feeling bad about myself.

Not being able to move properly was a good incentive for me. That and not being able to adapt to heat very well anymore, fat makes good insulation and I hate air conditioning.

Original Post by scrumdown:

What's you reason? Why are you trying to lose weight?

Mine - I am sick and tired of my ego not matching my body. (Does this make sense?) I think I am an awesome person, but  when I look in the mirror what looks back at me does not look like me.  And I am by no means a vain person. I am not too concerned about what I wear, as long as it matches and is clean.  (Thank you wife for both of those things happening). My concerns of what others think of me is barely measurable. It just I don't think I look like me.

My other big reason is that I have a 3 year old girl who is active and loves to play outside. While I am able to do so right now, I know as she grows older and bigger and her energy increases, I am not mine sure I would be able to keep up, if I do not drop the poundage.

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I'd like to hear (read) your reason for wanting to lose weight?

Thank you all for all your posts. It's nice to see the many different reasons.

 

Plan your weight loss and work that plan! 

My reasons: 1) ITA with what mrsmueller said about wearing what you want and it looking good on you. I'm tired of being restricted to certain styles to "hide my tummy," etc. I don't want to have to hide it anymore.

2) To feel better. My back hurts when I am carrying more weight and not exercising, and I have to do a lot of walking with this job. So since I started exercising, I feel much better.

3) To have a terrific sense of accomplishment. I'm down 24 lbs since March, with 9 left to go until my GW. It feels simply wonderful, and I wonder very much what I will look like when I've lost the rest. Which parts of my body will change? All this time, I swear my bust is the same size (TMI, I know), which is odd. You'd think after 24 lbs I'd go down a cup size or something! Perhaps in the next 9 lbs I will shrink a bit in that area.

4) To not feel like the less attractive half of my marriage. My hubby is hot!

Ever since I was younger, I have felt big. Being 5'8 at 15, you can imagine that I have been the taller one in my grade for quite a while. I am going to a new state and a new school next year, which means a new me. I want to be skinny, and feel confident about myself. I also want to loose weight for summer, because for a long time, I have never gone outside in shorts and have never showed my tummy in a bathing suit. I want to have the body to do all of that. 

Original Post by bigbhoo:

To look like the sexy **** that I know I am.

A++, would cheer again! :D

For myself, it's because I cannot see ANY benefit in continuing to weigh over 100kg. I want to feel better, look better, wear nice clothing, have self-confidence, and most importantly, not drop dead before I'm 50.

lol yeah, same here bigbhoo!! I am sexy, dammit, and once I lose this weight, I'm gonna be smokin' hot!

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