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Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by Maw Broon, 7 January 2014 Social URL.

  1. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    I started SW on 2nd Jan and feeling really motivated at the moment. I keep having thought about why I want to lose weight and what the differences will be for me when I do. So, before I forget them all, I thought I would start a place to jot them down as I think about them. Then I can look back when I am struggling.

    So to start with, I want to lose weight because...

    - I will feel happier
    - I will be able to buy nice new clothes without continually thinking there is no point buying anything new until I lose weight
    - I will be able to wear a dress without having to cover up the tops of my arms
    - I will feel I am setting a good example to my daughter
    - I will look like one of those women I envy who look so good in clothes and healthily slim
    - I will not feel embarrassed in the swimming pool
    - I will buck the trend on my mother's side of the family by being slim!
    - I will not hate seeing a fat face and double chin in the mirror
    - I will not be embarrassed to be seen naked and feel more sexy!
    - I will improve my IBS
    - I will improve my sleep apnoea

    How is that for starters? To be continued as things occur to me ...
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  3. kellykelly

    kellykelly Well-Known Member

    Your objectives are really motivating, i might do this myself to remind me every time i feel like caving in. I found a brill little quote today which i know will help

    'Are your excuses more important than your dreams?'

    Hope this helps you too x
  4. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    That's great. Yes, my excuses have been more important than anything up to now! My head has continually told me I can start tomorrow - EVERY DAY!!

    Feel free to add your list here, would help me to see why other people want to lose weight as will be lots I have not thought of.

    Good luck!
  5. Rhianny2244

    Rhianny2244 Well-Known Member

    That is a brilliant quote! Might have to use that as my mantra! What a good idea to write down all your reasons! I think I might do that in my new diary! Best of luck x
  6. Desperately Dieting

    Desperately Dieting Well-Known Member

    Fab list, I'll think on mine ;^)
  7. kellykelly

    kellykelly Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I will add my reasons later, love this idea. I have started a ********* board for my daily motivation for any pinners out there.
  8. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    Anyone any more reasons to add for extra motivation?

    Adding today:

    - I will have thin ankles instead of bloated chunky ones!
  9. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    And my stomach won't poke out the water when I am lying in the bath!
  10. babycake

    babycake Please kick my butt!!

    I thought I'd share mine with you if that's ok.

    -to live to see my grandchildren
    -to be a role model to those who say they can't
    -to be able to ride my motorbike
    -to not be ill all the time
    -to stand in front of my old classmates (using the term mates loosely) and them to not recognise me!!!
    -to walk into any shop and see myself in those awful mirrors and be like 'OMG I'm gorgeous'
  11. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    Brilliant! Love your reasons.

    The shop mirror one is so true for me too.

    - I will be happy in a shop changing room with surround view mirrors!

    Anyone any more?
  12. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    I will have sexy, enviable curves instead of a muffin top that hangs over the top of jeans
  13. yoyo1986

    yoyo1986 Well-Known Member

    To feel comfortable in a pair of skinny jeans and not have to worry about wearing a baggy top to hide the flubber lol!!

    Also to be a role model for my children, my mum has always been a big lady and im so proud of her for losing over 100lb but she wishes she had done it earlier in life, I dont want my children to be ashamed of me!
  14. babycake

    babycake Please kick my butt!!


    Good one

    -to wear knee high boots comfortably without having to get stretchy ones
  15. Anti222

    Anti222 Well-Known Member

    Love this thread! Some of mine are:

    - To not suffer for a week after wearing heels for an hour
    - To have the confidence to wear a dress...any dress but in particular ones shorter than my ankle length
    - To stop pretending to be scared of rollercoasters because I don't want to risk the embarrassment of having to get off because the harness won't fit
    - To look straight down and see the floor!
  16. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    So glad other people are adding to this - it's great to read. I think I can identify with them all!

    I have never been able to wear heels (not that I have much desire to at 5ft 9" but never thought that it could be a weight thing. Be interesting to see if I can wear them WHEN ( not if!) I am much lighter.
  17. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    - To go shopping for nice new underwear that doesn't cut into my back all the time
  18. babycake

    babycake Please kick my butt!!

    -to not look at stairs and wish there was a lift
  19. Maw Broon

    Maw Broon Well-Known Member

    Ha! Good one
  20. babycake

    babycake Please kick my butt!!

    -to look at a chair and not think 'will i fit'
    - to not need an extender belt when i fly
  21. neraksarrab

    neraksarrab Well-Known Member

    to be slim & fit again...simples...!!

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