Challenge Blog-What Motivates Me?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I've been thinking about this for a day or two. What really motivates me to lose weight. There are the obvious ones, such as, wanting to look better, and feel better, being a good example to my childre, etc. But, I thought that was too easy, and I'd write about the not so obvious ones.
I work as a waitress. For those of you that have had this job, it is very demanding, both physically, and mentally. I'm on feet for my entire shift. I have a lot of back pain, knee pain, and foot pain. I originally started to lose the weight, because I knew it would make it easier for me to my job. Not to mention, people don't just tip based on how good the service was. Unfortunatly appearances do matter.
MY BABY BROTHER
My Brother is currently in the middle east with the Marines. I really want to surprise him when he comes home next Spring. I want to greet him at the airport, a few sizes smaller, in a nice outfit. I want him to be as proud of me, as I am of him.
She doesn't think I can do it. I've lost weight before, and never reach my goal. I give up, and of course, gain all the weight back. For whatever reason, my Mother does not know how to be supportive. Her comments are always negative. She has always put me down, and said really hurtful things about my size. I want her to know that I can do it. I want to get one size smaller than her, so I can pack up the clothes that are her size, and give them to her. I want to say THESE ARE TOO BIG FOR ME MOM, I THOUGHT YOU COULD USE THEM!
Ok, that last one is a bit on the Bi__chy side, but I can't help it. If you knew my Mother, or read the blog I wrote about her, you would understand. I'm not the only one that feels this way about her. My Sister, and Brother feel the same way. Even though they don't have a weight problem, my Mother finds other reasons to belittle them. Any way, enough about that.
These are 3 of my not so obvious motivations.