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Why do you want to lose weight
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user1482079332 · 15/03/2017 19:44

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 · 16/03/2017 19:15

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

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user1482079332 · 17/03/2017 11:13

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 · 17/03/2017 11:20

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

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grannycake · 17/03/2017 11:22

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

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RicketyCricket · 17/03/2017 11:26

Vanity.

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.

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user1482079332 · 17/03/2017 16:11

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

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user1482079332 · 17/03/2017 16:12

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

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toffeeboffin · 17/03/2017 17:35

Vanity here too.

I look ten years younger two stone lighter!

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KatieKaboom · 17/03/2017 18:43

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.

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AlwaysHangry · 17/03/2017 19:07

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 :( I've got three more stone to lose I've lost tow and a half already :)

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gaaahhhh · 17/03/2017 19:27

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!!

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PickAChew · 17/03/2017 19:35

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.

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user1482079332 · 17/03/2017 21:31

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 · 17/03/2017 21:32

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 · 17/03/2017 22:29

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!

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GreenTshirt55 · 17/03/2017 22:34

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

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GreenTshirt55 · 17/03/2017 22:34

And for self confidence too

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Leggit · 17/03/2017 22:51

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.

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Mehfruittea · 17/03/2017 23:00

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!

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user1482079332 · 19/03/2017 10:26

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

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user1482079332 · 19/03/2017 10:27

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 · 19/03/2017 10:28

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 · 19/03/2017 15:46

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!

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MrsDustyBusty · 19/03/2017 15:51

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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TheMysteriousJackelope · 19/03/2017 16:02

From having low blood pressure I now have high blood pressure (everyone on my father's side of the family did too). Losing weight will help, as does cutting most of the caffeine, alcohol, fat, and salt out of my diet.

Cutting down on salt has meant cutting out most of the bread, butter, crisps, salted nuts, cake, biscuits, cheese, too so it is helping. Around 10 lbs lost in 17 days - easy because I was about 30 lbs overweight, it'll get harder once I get to a healthier weight. I have noticed my children are paying attention too because as teens they already understand hereditary health problems. Also, as we live in the US, having a pre-existing health condition can mean the difference between being able to get or not get health insurance once Trump gets rid of Obamacare. My recent doctor visit would have cost me $400 without insurance - for a ten minute conversation with the doctor. It was $25 with insurance. I need to get rid of this so if we have to change insurance policies health care remains affordable.

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