Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I'm considering what my motivation for losing weight is, and where is it coming from - inside or outside?
1. Health. I do not want to end up like my parents. Both with adult-onset diabetes, both falling apart physically by late 60's. My family tends to live long lives...and I don't care for the last 20-30 years of it to be hell because I didn't take care of myself.
2. I want to look good in costume. This may sound really shallow. As a performer, instructor, promoter....I often feel I don't get taken seriously because of my weight. Bellydance is my passion....and my weight is hindering my marketability. Not that I have to be a Barbie, not by any means. But I am obese - frankly said, but true. By losing the weight, I will have more energy and stamina and my performances will "pop" again, and I won't see the glaze come over people's eyes of "oh, the fat chick is gonna dance."
At the moment, those are my two motivations to do this - to stick with it even when the honeymoon is over...which it is. Time to go back and read "buffedstuffed's" page...she is excellent at saying it like i need to hear it, lol.