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50+ Reasons To Lose Weight - For Those Low Moments

#1
Just wrote this list up, and for those who are feeling a bit on a downer, it did me a lot of good to think of these things so I hope it does good for people to read!!!

In no particular order...

  1. Make OH Proud
  2. Make family proud
  3. Feel better in sleeveless tops
  4. Be able to sit in public in comfort
  5. Look brilliant in swimwear
  6. Fit into designer clothing
  7. Look better in pictures
  8. Get the right sort of attention
  9. Move attention from flab to figure
  10. Live healthier life
  11. Be able to run for charity events
  12. Increase compliments
  13. Increase chances of successful surgey (medical or cosmetic)
  14. Wear a wider style range of clothing (not just what fits)
  15. Show up skinny friends from school
  16. Get in and out of the car easier
  17. Look great in a tight dress
  18. Be able to swim in public and not care
  19. Reduce chances of getting bigger
  20. Not feel awkward when clothes shopping
  21. Increase chances of shops having your size in store
  22. Walk along a beach on holiday and feel proud of your body in swimwear
  23. Stop jiggling!
  24. Don't feel pitied when at the gym
  25. Like your own reflection
  26. The smaller you are, the cheaper it is to get drunk lol
  27. Walk up hills and not want to sit down half way up it
  28. Sunbath in public
  29. Buy lingerie without getting weird looks
  30. When people start talking about weight loss, not to feel like they mean you
  31. Make friends/family jealous that you are doing something about your weight, not just talking about it
  32. Be happy to be photographed
  33. Wear a bra that actually fits
  34. Show off legs, not monstor ham thighs
  35. Don't fear onset of summer clothing
  36. Don't think mean things when you see thin people
  37. No one will ask when your baby is due, when you arn't pregnant
  38. Look lean, mean and powerful!
  39. Say weight out loud with pride
  40. Don't have to worry about arthritis or joint replacements when older
  41. Help other overweight people who are in the same situation you where
  42. Don't wonder if people are saying "Why is HE with HER?"
  43. Can boat out to the middle of a lake and swim, knowing you can pull yourself back in the boat and not tip it over
  44. Go out in public and not care what looks you get
  45. Wear a low cut sweater and show your collerbones
  46. Wear a tight blouse or sweater and now have dents where bra straps are
  47. Wear shorts in the summer
  48. Never have to look at someone with envy
  49. Increase feelings of self worth
  50. GET ON WITH LIFE AND ENJOY IT!!!
Fell very free to add more you can think of! I think this is a great way to raise spirits and hope :p :D :) :p :D :)

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LAINEY

Cambridge Diet Counsellor
#3
Hi!
This is exactly the sort of "incentives list" I was referring to in the other post! It's simply fabulous what you've typed, and I'm sure many of us read through your list and nod at several of the points! I know I did!! Print it off, fold it up, and keep it to hand (eg: in purse/wallet) or even stick on fridge door, inside of food cupboard - just to remind you even more! My additions to that list:

To stop wearing zip-up tops, cardis, and those crochet knit tops that tie in the middle, all the time to try disguise/cover the bulgy spare tyre - especially in summer, when it's baking hot!
To have happy changing room days!
To go into Jane Norman, TopShop, etc, and not have the assistants look at you as if to say "yeah right - who you trying to kid luv?!!!!"
To stop eating naughty things and hiding the evidence by scrunching the wrappers in tin-foil before placing in my neighbours outside bin (DON'T try that at home - it ain't big and it ain't clever - shameful)
To be at target weight, and find that mandatory other thing to moan about (well, we're never happy no matter what we've got are we?!!)
To flash the sparkly belly-button piercing I had done almost 4 years ago (that no-one ever sees!)
To wear tankini and not look like a python swallowing a pig.

I think that's all for now! Probably the most personal mail I've ever done - ever. :( No - honest! I feel very exposed now! Almost naked to the thread - and trust me - it ain't pretty!!! :eek: I'll have to hide away now for another month or two, and return when bmi 25 is reading on my little wheelie-thing!

Lainey xx
 

hollycat

To infinity and beyond!
S: 23st7lb C: 15st13.5lb G: 14st7lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 7st7.5lb(32.07%)
#4
great list

Hi,

What a great list. I would add
  • To get on a plane and know that the seat belt would do up - no embarrassing asking for an extension.
  • To sit on a bus and know there is room for somebody to sit next to you.
  • To stand under an umbrella and know that all of your body is out of the rain.
  • To be able to tuck my top in, rather than have it loose to cover spare tyres.
 

Happe

escaping the fat
S: 23st5lb C: 19st8.5lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 40.5 Loss: 3st10.5lb(16.06%)
#5
Ill add;
Go to a party and not be the biggest there.
Not to be too shy to dance because of the above.
Go to a theme park and know you are going to fit on all the rides.
Do a whole list of experiences that weight/fat has restricted you from doing.
Not to be invisible.
 

sonkie

Gold Member
G: 12st0lb
#6
Just wrote this list up, and for those who are feeling a bit on a downer, it did me a lot of good to think of these things so I hope it does good for people to read!!!

In no particular order...
  1. Make family proud
  2. Feel better in sleeveless tops
  3. Look better in pictures
  4. Get the right sort of attention
  5. Live healthier life
  6. Increase chances of successful surgey (medical or cosmetic)
  7. Wear a wider style range of clothing (not just what fits)
  8. Be able to swim in public and not care
  9. Increase chances of shops having your size in store
  10. Like your own reflection
  11. When people start talking about weight loss, not to feel like they mean you
  12. Make friends/family jealous that you are doing something about your weight, not just talking about it
  13. Wear a bra that actually fits
  14. Show off legs, not monstor ham thighs
  15. Don't think mean things when you see thin people
  16. Help other overweight people who are in the same situation you where
  17. Wear shorts in the summer
  18. Never have to look at someone with envy
  19. Increase feelings of self worth
  20. GET ON WITH LIFE AND ENJOY IT!!!
Fell very free to add more you can think of! I think this is a great way to raise spirits and hope :p :D :) :p :D :)

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These are the main ones for me.

51] to not have to look for cafes/restaurants with arm free chairs

great list zoe
Or where the tables and chairs are screwed to the floor so you cant squeeze into the narrow gap !

Hi,

What a great list. I would add
  • To get on a plane and know that the seat belt would do up - no embarrassing asking for an extension.
  • To sit on a bus and know there is room for somebody to sit next to you.
  • To stand under an umbrella and know that all of your body is out of the rain.
  • To be able to tuck my top in, rather than have it loose to cover spare tyres.
OH yes please

Ill add;
Go to a party and not be the biggest there.
Not to be too shy to dance because of the above.
Go to a theme park and know you are going to fit on all the rides.
Do a whole list of experiences that weight/fat has restricted you from doing.
Not to be invisible.
YES PLEASE !!
 

wannabslim

Gold Member
S: 15st7lb C: 14st11lb G: 11st7lb Loss: 0st10lb(4.61%)
#7
I would like to add:

-not panicking when sitting on a sofa and someone wants to sit in the tiny space next to you, and instead of that sofa seating 2, it seats 3 cos your bum is now so small!

- being able to wear a top that finishes above my navel and having a flat stomach to show off!

- being able to buy chocolate without people staring at me thinking 'you dont need that love'

xxx
 

katie_oxo

Silver Member
#8
To be in a public place such as a pub/restaurant and not have to plan the route to the toilet in my head where I will fit through the gaps between tables.

To say yes to doing things with my family rather than pretending I don't want to do it when it's only my weight that's stopping me.

There's a couple for me.

Cath
 
#9
Hi!
This is exactly the sort of "incentives list" I was referring to in the other post! It's simply fabulous what you've typed, and I'm sure many of us read through your list and nod at several of the points! I know I did!! Print it off, fold it up, and keep it to hand (eg: in purse/wallet) or even stick on fridge door, inside of food cupboard - just to remind you even more! My additions to that list:


I think that's all for now! Probably the most personal mail I've ever done - ever. :( No - honest! I feel very exposed now! Almost naked to the thread - and trust me - it ain't pretty!!! :eek: I'll have to hide away now for another month or two, and return when bmi 25 is reading on my little wheelie-thing!

Lainey xx

More great ideas! The more you see something like this, the less likely you are to want to cheat because your constantly reminded of why you shouldn't! :) Smart thinking!

Glad to see you've opened up, bet you feel better for it, and you know, there's probably someone on here thinking the same as you but are embarassed to say. But I don't think theres anything embarassing about helping other people who just want the same thing as you. Well done that girl! :D


All great ideas guys! Keep 'em comin! :p

xxxxxx
 

Tigerlily2007

Must try harder!!
#10
To have the confidence to get naughty anyplace, anytime without having to lay a certain way to look better or hide under a duvet and best of all...

To have the light...ON! :giggle:
 

chrismars

Full Member
S: 14st9lb C: 14st9lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 34.1 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#11
For your 12-year old to sit on your lap - without sitting on your stomach (or could that be, my 12-year old, my lap and my stomach?)

To get up from the sofa without needing a winch.

Carry on......great thread!

Chris http://livelifelighter
 

Cheb

Gold Member
S: 17st4lb C: 15st1lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 2st3lb(12.81%)
#12
  • To be able to eat in public without feeling that people are nudging each other and whispering 'no wonder she's so fat!'
  • To be able to wear skirts in the height of summer without chafing my thighs!
Great thread!
 

Irish

Gold Member
#13
to be able to play and keep up with my four year old with out getting breathless.

to be proud of myself with the way I look and feel
 
#14
not to have to cut the size label off new clothes incase someone sees how big I am.

In fact when I'm a size 12 I am going to make sure all my labels are hanging out!!!
 
#15
Some more reasons:

  • To be able to cross my legs.
  • To be able to wear knee-high boots. (to want to wear them, too!)
  • Every room in our house will seem so much bigger. Especially the corridor.
  • My naturally fine hair will look like more on a smaller person.
  • To be able to use the toilets on a trans-atlantic flight.
  • To not have to pay double to take the helecopter ride on our cruise this summer in Alaska!
  • To celebrate our 25th anniversary this summer as the person he knew I always was.
  • To know that he was right.
  • And I can buy some lovely, silky lingerie!!! ;)
  • To be light enough that he can pick me up off of the ground and swing me around. (he's a power lifter...it shouldn't take that long)
  • I think I'd better stop now; I'm getting carried away.:eek:
texasmorning
 
#16
All brilliant reasons! Keep 'em comin! :D

xxxxx
 

poohbearmufc

Longing 2 b a yummy mummy
S: 16st10lb C: 16st10lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 40.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#17
Mine to add are...To be a yummy mummy...To be able to buy matching sexy lingerie and feel great wearing it!!To be the real me...To be the one who succeeds and keeps it off!!Love
 

SARAHP

Silver Member
S: 21st13lb C: 21st13lb G: 19st13lb BMI: 46.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#18
Excellent list, can I add going for a meal where you have to go and fill your plate and then return to table without thinking everyone is saying no wonder shes that size look at whats on her plate!!!
 

sonkie

Gold Member
G: 12st0lb
#19
To feel confident to go swimming with my boys.
To be able to get on the fair rides without feeling you will tip the blooming thing over.
To be able to get on the rides and have the safety bar fit over your belly.
To sit on the beach without feeling you have been beached.
To be able to buy bras that cost less than £20 +
To be able to throw anything on and know you look blooming fantastic.

This thread is brilliant Zoe...great idea.
 

nina

Silver Member
S: 335lb C: 333lb G: 175lb BMI: 50.6 Loss: 2lb(0.6%)
#20
  • To fit in an airplane seat while not having to keep the armrest up.
  • To be able to properly put the tray down and eat normally.
  • To go into a store and not have the salesgirl say --'we dont carry your size here'
  • Not have to seat in cinema seats sideways.
  • Not have knickers that look like a mini parachute.
  • To be able to run in a park just like all the rest of the fit and healthy women.
  • To not be singled out and given the 'sturdy big chair' when sitting in a group of normal sized ppl
  • Not to feel emotionally hungry.
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Love this thread!!!
 


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