The number on the scale motivates me about as much as the chance I'll win the lottery... and I don't buy tickets (unless the jackpot is high enough to make the news). A large part of my motivation is the cameraperson (my daughter) behind this photo, being able to look good in my clothes WITHOUT shapewear (which I don't own nor want to own) and liking the way I look naked.
After ballooning to 299 pounds at my heaviest I found myself carrying size J shoulder boulders and more booty than I believed possible. At my smallest as an adult I weighed the maximum of the medical healthy weight chart and didn't like the way I looked naked. My boobs were flat pancakes and I'm not sure how I held anything up with the twiggy arms I had.
Continuing my love affair with weight training, I want to keep my hourglass figure, build muscle without looking "cut up" and no I'm not interested in a 6 pack. A waistline in the healthy waist circumference is my goal. So being "skinny" or what the media would like to sale as "fit" doesn't interest me. I'm more concerned with living a healthy lifestyle custom made to fit me. The foundation of the philosophy of Haute Health. Customized healthy living. I'm not against people who like being chiseled... I'm in awe of the dedication, time and disciplined eating habits required to achieve the look.
I'm just honest about how I feel. I like my boobs and am unwilling to sacrifice them on the altar of looking like what the mainstream and social media consider being "fit" . And in all of the classes I've taken during college I've found the definition of health is the absence of disease in the body. I've achieved that despite being considered more than overweight by the medical charts. Now I'm after the goal of being the size I like, with all of the body parts I see being pleasing to me clothes on and off. I'm vain in that regard but I'm okay with it. That is part of my haute health lifestyle.