Why Do I Want To Lose Weight

Saturday, during my Weight Watchers class, I listed my reasons for losing weight. Today I found my original list of reasons – the one I created in February 2012. Boy, what a difference. It’s clear I’m now in a much different place mentally than I was then.

My reasons for weight loss in 2012 were driven by fear and anger. Clearly I wasn't in a happy place.

The 2012 List. My reasons for weight loss were driven by fear and anger. Clearly I wasn’t in a happy place.

Two emotions started my latest weight loss journey – fear and anger.  My doctor certainly put the fear in me about diabetes and heart disease. But when looking at that old list it’s clear I was really pissed with myself.

My 2012 Angry Reasons For Losing Weight

  • Can’t walk 20ft w/o back seizing up – what the hell was I thinking!
  • Scared to death I’ll be diabetic
  • Too damn lazy!!!
  • I’m a heart attack waiting to happen
  • I feel miserable

I think Master Yoda had it right. Fear and anger only lead to bad things. I channeled those negative emotions into something more positive – determination. I stopped caring about being thin. I wanted to be happy, healthy and confident. The attitude adjustment took a few months. When it happened I started losing the weight.

I've got a new attitude. And I'm seeing dividends on my waistline, annual physical and confidence level. How awesome is that!

My 2013 List shows I’ve got a new attitude. And I’m seeing dividends on my waistline, annual physical and confidence level. How awesome is that!

Nearly two years later and 85 pounds lighter, my list is much more positive.

My 2013 Reasons For Losing Weight

  • I’m happier
  • Boosts my confidence
  • Feel GRRRREEAATT! (about myself)
  • Way more energy/more active
  • Stay off medications/be healthier
  • Want to do a Tough Mudder in 2015

What are your reasons for wanting to lose weight?

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