Is there something in your life that has motivated you?
By Hanni Harel
• United States
For me it has always been the fear of being poor. I have spent my entire life saving and saving and saving and investing to do whatever I can to avoid that. I have a DEEP fear of being poor. Incidentally, as a result, I have been able to amass a good amount of wealth and live quite well. But no matter how much is in the bank, I am still TERRIFIED I will be poor.
• United States
@Hannihar What drives me more crazy than anything is that I know for a fact that people, no matter what their circumstances are, do not NEED to be poor. There are ways to find money, save money, and invest money. You just have to know where to find it. That applies to mostly 1st world countries though. People, say, living in India may have a much tougher time because opportunities are not as great.
@ShifaLk I do not have a scale to tell and how to explain I will try. Every summer I find myself not really hungry and want to eat and so lose weight but something else happened. It carried into winter and I was so surprised because in winter I used to want to eat but that winter I did not. It carried into summer again and this winter it may have been hard but I kept it up. I know I do not want to be fat again. I feel so much lighter. I do not eat in between meals and cut out snacks and eat chocolate spread and chocolate type ice cream and eat so much less in desserts.
@nela13 I did not think anything about it till I walked into my clothes shop and my friend that owns the store was so excited for that he told me you look like half of me. My doctor did not say anything because he always wanted me to lose weight and when I did he did not say so i brought it up and he apologized for not saying and said yes he sees it. I never want to be that fat person again so I have to work very hard at not eating a lot. I only eat two meals a day and do not eat inbetween anymore and really am not hungry. Can look at food and not really want it.
@nela13 I have been on and off all my life losing and gaining weight. I found Overeater's Anonymous here and learned that I have to give up things and not diet. I think what really happened this time was that since it starts in summer and then it continued into winter that is what did it. Usually in winter I want to eat. Now, I can look at food and not want to eat. I can fast easily when have to fast. Now, I learned not to eat in between and just drink. I eat only two meals a day and after I take all my medication I cannot eat. It just happened and I knew I had to lose weight so maybe that helped too.
I too wish to loose a little bit of weight to wear all the good clothes that are lying in my wardrobe. But having a job that makes me sit for eight hours a day is making me put on a lot of weight. Need some more motivation to exercise now.
@mayka123 That is hard. It took me a very very long time to get back down there again but hope this is it and will not not gain it back again. I learned to not eat in between meals and just drink and exercise 3 times a day. It just happened for me and I bet it will happen for you too.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
Many things motivate me. People are an inspiration to me and help me keep going with my pursuits, particularly writing. Seeing how much I've lost in the mirror, is the motivation I need to keep going with my diet and food plan. There are days I want to give up, then something happens and I'm motivated again to keep going both at my writing and at my weight loss.
That actually is a really good question. Off the top of my head I can't think of a thing... but I will be thinking about it for the rest of the day... Oh wait... my mom motivated me to be more careful of how much sugar I consume. I saw what not paying attention can do! So, my Sugar Days are thanks to my mom! I'm on my 4th month!