WHY do you want to lose weight?

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas!Well…it’s that time of year.  Christmas is over and we all start looking toward January 1.  I think most Americans see the new year as a time to reflect on what changes they want to make that year and how they will do things differently.  I also think for most Americans “lose weight” comes to mind in some form or fashion.

As you are beginning to start thinking of making “New Years Resolutions” or “Goals for the New Year“, I want you to sit down and make a list of WHY you want to lose weight.

This “list” can be as simple as 1,2,3 or as elaborate as a storyboard.  If you are ultra crafty, you could go all out and get really fancy.  I just think there is something about listing reasons, in whatever form or fashion, that really solidify WHY we want to lose weight.

I am thinking of being somewhat crafty (taking a big piece of paper and some markers) and somehow putting WHY I want to lose weight onto a board of some sorts.  Then, I will take those “Whys” and turn them into an action plan to be successful!  Does that make sense?

So, sometime today or tomorrow, let’s start this goal making process.  Let’s start by listing out the “Whys.”

Here are a few of mine:

  • To Fit comfortably in my jeans with NO muffin top.
  • To reach Lifetime status with Weight Watchers so I can attend meetings for FREE!
  • To keep my blood pressure and cholesterol in the “normal” range.
  • To prove to the checkout lady at the doctor’s office that it IS possible to be in a healthy weight range!
  • To FEEL good about my body.
  • To prepare my body for a baby.
  • To prove to everyone out there that hard work + determination = success!

Those are a few.  I am sure I will come up with more in the next few days.  I really want to do a visual to display somewhere but I just need to come up with it.  Maybe I will look toward Pinterest for a few ideas.

What are three “Whys” that you have to lose weight this year?

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  • Leslie Edwards

    Only 3??? I have many! Lol
    1. To have more energy to play with my little girls.
    2. To feel healthier by cutting out so much of the junk in my life.
    3. To not cry or cringe every time I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror.


  • Stefanie

    Leslie — I totally identify with your reason #3. I’m not sure when the cringing started happening, but I do it all the time now (and am dreading a family picture scheduled for this weekend). I want it to stop!

  • Hestercoy

    1. To ensure a long, healthy, happy life.
    2. To run faster after losing a few lbs.
    3. To look as good as I feel!

  • http://twitter.com/ThisJustInBlog1 Stacey

    1. To get my blood sugar under control and get off diabetes medication.
    2. To feel good about my body and not want to hide every time I catch a glimpse in the mirror.
    3. To wear beautiful clothes that *I* choose, not that choose me because I’m a fattie.

  • http://twitter.com/lancesquire Lance Muscutt

    I wanted to lose weight so I could get out of pain. And I did!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.medigap Brian Medigap

    To live healthy
    To feel good about myself
    To take my shirt off in the summer
    To fit into my clothes
    To enjoy life

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  • bestonlinebusiness

    Mine is to avoid discrimination and diseases. It’s easy to say the reasons but definitely hard to make an effort to lose weight. I like your site….


  • http://www.facebook.com/megan.pond.1 Megan Pond

    1. to set a good example for my chickadees (ages 4 and 2)

    2. to be healthy

    3. to look sexy for my hubby ;)


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  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.h.odonnell.5 Mary O’Donnell

    because I knew if I had great results it would work for EVERYONE and I wanted and needed to build a big successful business with a fantastic product.