Tuesday, March 9, 2010

why am i doing this?

As I take the first steps on my way to a healthy lifestyle, I want to make note of {some} of the reasons I'm doing this. There are many more, but here's a start.

In no particular order:

* I want to have another baby.
* I want to like what I see when I look in the mirror.
* I don't want my joints, back, feet, etc... to hurt from just being.
* I want to weigh less than my husband.
* I'm {relatively} healthy now, but I know that's going to change one day if I don't do something.
* I want to know my grandchildren.
* I want Chris to be proud to be seen with me.
* I don't want to worry about breaking chairs, or fitting in seats.
* I want to ride roller coasters & not be worried that I won't fit.
* I don't want Jonathan {and future children} to be embarrassed that I'm their mother.
* I want to weigh what my driver's license says I do. {Actually less!}
* I want to be more confident.
* I want to be able to shop anywhere, not just the women's section.
* I don't want to hide from the camera.

These are things that should keep me going. When I'm having a rough day {because I know it will happen at some point} I need to refer to this list to remind me that it's worth it. Maybe I should print this list & hang it on the refrigerator, and the pantry door, and my bathroom mirror, and in the car, and....


  1. I so identify with that list. it looks almost like the one I had in my head a year ago. I am so proud of you. You can do it go go go.

  2. Its so great to have something in mind when you open the fridge! When I was losing my Terra weight I would think about turning 30 and it was great motivation to not snack on something unhealthy!