So being that we all have our motivation toward our goal (specifically weight loss in my case and I know in MANY of your cases) what is your specific motivation?
I was currently on a blog (and I will not name names because I don't know if my next comments would offend the person - If you know who you are I am hoping this post doesn't offend you. In fact I'd like to thank you for the inspiration for a great post) where she put up pictures of her 'motivational bodies'. This is what got me thinking about a person's motivation for weight loss and how it differs in each person and on top of that what weight loss/body image means and how it differentiates from person to person.
In her blog she had posted pictures similar to this:
Now, I don't know about you, but this DOES NOT motivate me. In fact it makes me slightly ill. The one in the middle has a nice shape but seeing a person's internal organs and skeletal structure goes a bit far for me on the thin = healthy scale.
So what motivates me? Probably what most people in this day and age might call thick, chunky, pudgy or bordering on fat. I call it soft, round and feminine. I don't like being able to see every ab muscle and I don't want to see my hip bones. The only bones that should show are my knee caps (not technically a bone?), my elbows and my collar bone. I think the 1940-1950 era bodies were perfect. For example: