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Why do you want to lose weight

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user1482079332 Wed 15-Mar-17 19:44:19

I've got this summer dress I feel amazing in, I love to shop but feel limited by what I can wear. At the minute I'm sticking to vest tops, cardies and leggings -really boring safe mumsy clothes. I just can't wait to fit back into my skinny jeans and have a spring in my step and my cheek bones to become more prominent, basically sheer vanity. What's everyone else's motivation?

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gaaahhhh Thu 16-Mar-17 19:15:08

Same. I want a shopping spree but will treat myself once I am down to a size 8-10 (currently a 12...) Been doing ww and 30day shred. I'm on day 11

user1482079332 Fri 17-Mar-17 11:13:39

What's 30day shred? I'm aiming for a stone a month, down 1.5 got 3 more to go.

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Postagestamppat Fri 17-Mar-17 11:20:34

Get rid of my belly and lower my cholesterol. I am watching what I eat, but it's not working.

grannycake Fri 17-Mar-17 11:22:24

I would like to say it's for health reasons but if I am honest it's vanity I love clothes

RicketyCricket Fri 17-Mar-17 11:26:42


I'm 37 in a couple of months. I'm fine with that. I'm 100% naturally grey. Fine with that too (love it in fact).

But I'm not willing to be 37, grey and fat. So have lost 10lbs in the last few weeks and have another 10 to lose to reach my goal.

It is/will be great to be fitter and healthier but pure unadulterated vanity is my motivating factor.

user1482079332 Fri 17-Mar-17 16:11:38

Postagestamppat what have you tried? I'm a lover of heavy weights and macro/calorie tracking

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user1482079332 Fri 17-Mar-17 16:12:28

Glad I'm not the only one ladies. Health obviously important but nothing better than feeling good

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toffeeboffin Fri 17-Mar-17 17:35:39

Vanity here too.

I look ten years younger two stone lighter!

KatieKaboom Fri 17-Mar-17 18:43:58

I have some size 6/8 dresses I am keen to get into again. I'm a size 10.

I also work out tons and have some serious muscles and would like them to be more visible, esp. in the arms.

Vanity, too, then.

AlwaysHangry Fri 17-Mar-17 19:07:00

I want to look nice in clothes and not be the fat mum picking my kid up from school that sounds horrible but it's how I feel sad I've got three more stone to lose I've lost tow and a half already smile

gaaahhhh Fri 17-Mar-17 19:27:48

30 day shred is on YouTube. 20 minute workout every day. (I haven't missed a day) along with ww, I have now lost 7lbs in 3 weeks. Today I bought a pair of size10 jeans that I squeezed into. So pleased. It is doable!
Also in not going to ww, just paying myself the fee and writing down what in eating etc grin

I think vanity is a motivating reason enough!!

PickAChew Fri 17-Mar-17 19:35:15

Not actively losing, at the moment as life is too hectic to have it at the front of my mind, but my motivation for losing the stone and a half I have lost was getting out of breath on an uphill walk I'd done without problem about 3500 times, over the years, on the school run.

Unless it's hot or icy or I'm unwell, I'm back to springing up that hill without a second thought.

user1482079332 Fri 17-Mar-17 21:31:22

Always hangry I feel you, I've never been this big and can't help but size up the room

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user1482079332 Fri 17-Mar-17 21:32:35

I love the idea of paying myself instead of a slimming club, can go to my new skinny clothing fund.

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AlwaysHangry Fri 17-Mar-17 22:29:00

User I am the same I always feel the hugest in the room so to speak. I don't want my daughter to suffer because I can't stop eating pies!

GreenTshirt55 Fri 17-Mar-17 22:34:41

Vanity; I want to look a lot better in my clothes and rediscover my amazing cheekbones which ARE there but hidden!

GreenTshirt55 Fri 17-Mar-17 22:34:50

And for self confidence too

Leggit Fri 17-Mar-17 22:51:14

I wish it was vanity. My dad suffered some health problems last year, you know the 'do you have anyone in the family with a history of?' Type things. For that reason I am now high risk for several nasties and I have 4 children to consider.

Mehfruittea Fri 17-Mar-17 23:00:57

I need to fit back in to my work clothes and refuse to buy a whole new wardrobe for the sake of being 14 instead of 12. Come on wobbly hips, fuck off!

user1482079332 Sun 19-Mar-17 10:26:39

Greentshirt doesn't It make such a difference to face, I've got a décolletage under here somewhere also waiting to make an appearance

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user1482079332 Sun 19-Mar-17 10:27:57

Leggit hope your dad's getting better, I think I take my health for granted, it's always someone else thinking I'm imortal

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user1482079332 Sun 19-Mar-17 10:28:56

Mehfruittea I'm sure you'll get there I Darent try any of my pre pregnancy clothes just yet leggings are my daily standard

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TwentyCups Sun 19-Mar-17 15:46:15

Mostly vanity I suppose. On top of that I want to feel comfortable in hot weather. I only have a stone to lose really but it's the difference between feeling overly hot and sweaty in summer or feeling comfortable!
I also want to be fitter!

MrsDustyBusty Sun 19-Mar-17 15:51:29

I'm pretty happy really, I'm not very big, husband thinks I'm great, lovely job, baby, family and friends so losing weight won't make me happier except for one thing. I want to teach my daughter to be healthy and set the example of good health habits, including maintaining a stable and appropriate weight, eating a variety of fresh, wholesome foods and taking daily exercise.

I feel I can't be a responsible parent (in my version of what that looks like) if I don't lead by example in this.

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