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Whats your reason for losing weight?

Whenever I need a little extra motivation I ask myself this question. For me its pretty simple-- to feel better. Somehow my health always improves when I drop a few pounds. And vice versa. Someone mentioned that they knew someone who lost 80 pounds or so by walking 5 miles a day. I have been walking as well whenever I get a chance and it really seems to be working. I fell great after I walk.

Tue. May 31, 9:16am

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Have a huge closet full of clothes that fit me at a smaller size and I refuse to buy new ones.

-- Elle

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 1:25 PM

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My boyfriend is so damn skinny! He's 8" taller, and only 5lbs heavier. We'll probably be engaged soon, and I refuse to date someone who weighs less than me!

Okay, that's not the real reason, but it sure does give me motivation!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 3:06 PM

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I have always had weight/body issues, and when I hit 200 lbs, my doctor looked at me and told me I had to start loosing weight or I was going to start seriously risking my health. Lost 25 lbs and still going! I'm motivated now to be skinnier thank I was in middle school and get under 150 for my wedding 2 years from now.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 6:30 PM

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My reason for losing weight is...

I plan to get married and have kids in the next few years and I want to be in the best shape ever so my body is prepared for child bearing. I had a roommate two years ago who worked out for this reason and she made me really think about the future and what I am doing to my body. I guess I am lucky I started trying so early because I have not been able to commit for more than two months...hopefully PEERtrainer will keep me on track.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 8:04 PM

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almost there

i realized the other day that i've always been about 25 pounds heavier than my mum. at the moment, i'm likely 50 pounds more than she is. we're built identically, save the extra pounds on my body.

it's time to be the size i'm biologically supposed to be, not wieghing down my organs and bones with excess.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 8:30 PM

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RE: prep for childbearing

I was in the best shape of my life when I got pregnant. While I was pregnant I walked, swam, did yoga4-5x a week and meditated everyday. I had a WONDERFUL pregancy and an easy drug-free, home delivery.
I believe strongly that being in good shape going into the pregnancy, excercising throughout (lots of walking at the end), mediating and generally being at peace and accepting the ever changing pregnant body prepared me for a beautiful birth. Giving birth was an amazing experience. I'd say completing my first marathon was on par with the giving birth, minus the knee pain :)

Best of luck to you!

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 8:43 PM

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I have so many friends with such cute bodies, who eat anything without remorse and all that jazz. So I guess I (the one NOT blessed with a super-metabolism) am just trying to keep up.

Aside from that sort of superficial reason, I just look and feel worlds better when I eat well and exercise. It's also motivating to realize that I can achieve my goals and can push myself further than before.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 11:15 PM

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Sweat and Drool

Reason 1: About a year and a half ago, I was 10-12 lbs lighter and I remember doing a challenging hike and keeping up with my very fit boyfriend. A few months ago, I did a similar hike and I felt like I was going to die. I don't want that extra weight limiting me and keeping me from enjoying things.

Reason 2: I have a 10 year reunion coming up and I want to feel great and make all those guys I used to have a crush on drool over my tone and trim body.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005, 11:10 PM

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To be Happy

At first my reason was to just get in shape for my wedding. But as the weight is dropping off (thanks to Peertrainer) I realize how much happier I am. I feel so good about myself instead of constantly critizing myself. Life seems sweeter, clothes fit better, and I can start to love myself. Plus I have so much more energy.

The biggest reason of all: I am proud of myself for my accomplishments.

Thursday, June 02, 2005, 11:33 AM

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Fighting Time

I turned 40 this year and I can see my skin aging and feel the changes in my body. I want to continue to have an active lifestyle and good health well into my 80's (as my grandmother did). If I care for my insides (muscles, bones and all my varous systems) outside will reflect the love I give me.

Thursday, June 02, 2005, 11:37 AM

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