Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

What made you get up off your butt to loose the weight?

What was your inspiration or final straw to loose weight?


Asked by Alexias30 at 10:30 AM on Apr. 15, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

Level 18 (6,342 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (16)
  • A picture I saw of myself right after I had my third child. My jaw literally dropped when I saw how big I looked...I knew right then and there for me to be happy with my self image I needed to eat healthier, smaller portions and try to get in more exercise. I have lost 50 lbs. since that day and counting!

    Answer by wendydays at 10:33 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Having DS, I knew I didn't want to be like my mother who has always been overweight. She never had the energy to get down and play with us and she has had a lot of health problems. I wanted to be able to play with DS and set a healthy example.

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 10:44 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I just got really, really sick of being chubby and out of shape. I was completely embarrassed about my body, as I'd never been a "fat girl", til after I had my babies in my mid-20's. I didn't want to see anyone who'd known me before and even skipped my 10 year high school reunion because I felt so ashamed. It's just no way to live. I finally got real with myself about it, then got off my ass and worked it!!!

    Answer by vicesix at 12:09 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • trying on my favorite pair of shorts from last summer (12 lbs lighter then) and not being able to button them....

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 10:36 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • WOW congrats!!!! IM still trying i just feel like crap all the time. i d like to drop about 25-30 we shall see

    Answer by ZeenaS.Muh at 10:38 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I won a free makeover contest they ran in the local paper. When I saw my picture, even after color, cut and makeup...the only thing I noticed was I was starting to get a double chin and my cheeks looked so chubby. I was thankful it wasn't a full body pic...the facial pic was bad enough.

    Answer by sdks2011 at 10:41 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I feel like crap too. I know what I need to do but I'm so embarrassed by how I look now. I don't want my neighbors seeing me, I feel so unattractive.

    Comment by Alexias30 (original poster) at 10:42 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I completely understand how you feel, I have started walking daily, drinking more water, counting calories, wii fit and wii zumba

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 10:48 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I was having terrible health problems that were being made worse by my weight.

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 10:50 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Just knowing I'd be happier after. I knew I enjoyed working out, but I have always had problems with eating too much. I finally just started consistently working out and when the pounds started coming off it was motivating to get my eating in order too. I've lost 69lbs slowly, but still I'm smaller than I ever have been as an adult or teen

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 11:47 AM on Apr. 15, 2011