MUST READ - 100 reasons to lose weight!!!!

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  1. yasmine-samara

    yasmine-samara Full Member

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    I came across this and just had to share it with you. I made me laugh and cry at the same time. I think there is something here that we can all relate to at some point in our battle of the weight!!!
    HOPE YOU LIKE IT.............

    1. To feel good about ourselves.
    2. To have GREAT sex!

    3. So we won’t think people are laughing or talking about us.
    4. To buy clothes in a normal store and actually get clothes with some style to them that fit correctly.
    5. To have more energy!
    6. To be able to tie your shoes/paint toenails.
    7. To be able to sit on a floor and get up gracefully.
    8. To wear a bathing suit.
    9. To cross your legs or sit Indian style.
    10. To fit into an airline/theatre/bus/whatever seat without spilling over and without having to see “that look” from the person who has to sit
    beside you .
    11. So our ankles won’t swell.
    12. To fit into a booth at any restaurant.
    13. To not need an extension to a seat belt on an airplane and to have the
    tray table not balance on our bellies.
    14. To not worry about being decapitated in our cars with our seat belts on if we should be in an accident.
    15. To not turn beet red after moderate exertion.
    16. To be able to pick something up off the floor.
    17. Panty Hose that fit!
    18. To go to an amusement park and ride the rides.
    19. To be able to sit in any chair without worry of breakage.
    20. To not have to apologize when caught in a narrow aisle and have someone need to get by.
    21. To go dancing, sky diving, bungee jumping….
    22. To be able to go horseback riding or ride a bike.
    23. To not worry about rashes and sweating.
    24. To not have to listen to “caring” people ask why you don’t diet or worse still… “gee you have such a pretty face”.
    25. To not worry about spilling food, sauces or gravy down the front of your blouse/dress/shirt when eating.
    26. To not have to think up some excuse for not doing something because you know your weight will impede you.
    27. To not have your belly hit the steering wheel and to be able to fit comfortably in the driver’s seat.
    28. To have a bra fit comfortably and to be able to buy underwear at Victoria’s Secret rather than at “Tubby the Underwear Guy”.
    29. To not have to worry about the weight limit of step stools, ladders, motorcycle, exercise equipment, etc.
    30. To not get stuck in a turn style.
    31. To not wake up feeling achy in the back… or to have ache free legs and feet.
    32. So the bathroom scale won’t creak and groan when you step on it.
    33. To be able to leave the tablecloth on the table at a restaurant instead
    of dragging it with you when you get up.
    34. So you won’t look the other way when you see yourself in a monitor where they have security cameras.
    35. To never be embarrassed about your size.
    36. To not count tying shoes as daily exercise.
    37. To not have to wait for the handicap stall when there are plenty of other stalls available.
    38. To not be more out of shape than seniors.
    39. To not break toilet seat when leaning to one side.
    40. To be able to put on wedding rings again.
    41. To try to make a double chin and fail!
    42. Buy clothing bargains to fit the next year … and they do!
    43. Not to have to worry about plastic zippers or having your pants bust open.
    44. Normal waistbands rather than elastic!
    45. To wear knee socks correctly instead of worn like slouches!
    46. To look good in a tee shirt!
    47. To try on slacks or jeans and have the pant leg actually fit over leg!
    48. To be able to get close to sink and not come away with a wet belly!
    49. To get out of a stuffed chair GRACEFULLY and not look down to see if the chair has come up with you!
    50. To not worry if the hairdresser’s smock will fit!
    51. To not be self-conscious about eating in front of others!
    52. To not be afraid to ask which hairstyle suits your face.
    53. To not have people checking you out after looking in your grocery cart.
    54. To not feel (and look) like a sausage in stirrup pants.
    55. TO have your friends NOT be embarrassed to be seen with you.
    56. To get promotions/hired or close that sale.
    57. Pants that stay up because your waist is smaller than your butt!
    58. No more boobs! (this is for the guys!)
    59. Wearing shorts or tank tops without fear of arrest or grossing out others!
    60. To not have the fear of being rejected.
    61. To successfully flirt!
    62. To not worry about how to get in and out of the back seat in a two door car!
    63. One size fits all and it fits you!
    64. To have a lap.
    65. To not have the car you are ride in slant in your direction.
    66. To be able to use toilet paper as it was meant to be used and not to have to invent ways to “get the job done”.
    67. To not have to watch TV news reports on fat people in hopes that you haven’t been caught on camera!
    68. To be able to get between cars in a parking lot without wiping the dust
    off with your belly and your butt.
    69. No more heat rashes and chafing in the upper thighs.
    70. So that the cloth in the thigh area doesn’t wear away long before the rest of the slacks do!
    71. To meet a friend online and not be horrified to have to send a picture of yourself.
    72. To not take fat references and fat jokes personally.
    73. To know you can go anywhere because wherever you sit you CAN be comfortable and look at ease.
    74. To shop at the mall and not have your back ache from lugging your huge butt and stomach around!
    75. To be able to stand still, carrying nothing and still look poised.
    76. To be able to cross your arms across your chest without them resting on your stomach!
    77. To have your feet get smaller.
    78. Using your mouth to taste and chew food rather than as just a route to get the food from your lips to your stomach.
    79. Blood pressure returns to normal.
    80. To avoid other health complications from being overweight.
    81. To be able to borrow a co-worker’s jacket for an important meeting.
    82. To meet someone for the first time and their eyes don’t pop out of their head with amazement…because they never knew you’re fat!
    83. To see your reflection in a mirror or store window without turning away!
    84. To wear a watch with a regular length watch band.
    85. To look in the mirror when getting your hair cut without thinking you have the biggest face in the world.
    86. To not mind getting your picture taken.
    87. To not avoid going to the doctor because you have to get “weighed” in.
    88. To wake up each morning feeling energized and ready to go.
    89. To not even worry about squeezing into small spaces.
    90. To not have to enter an elevator and check the weight limit.
    91. To look in your closet and have problems deciding which stylish outfit to work since you have so many that look good and fit well.
    92. To not have to lie perfectly still in bed at night for fear of breaking the bed!
    93. To buy tie shoes instead of slip-ons!
    94. To be able to walk any distance without looking for a bench to sit on.
    95. To look forward to shopping and just trying on clothes!
    96. To be able to drive by any fast food place without salivating!
    97. To be able to shop at the same store for food instead of having to remember where you shopped last night for the junk food so you can avoid that store for a few days!
    98. To not feel lower than low when an innocent child remarks about your size!
    99. To not constantly be thinking of where your next morsel of food is coming from.
    100. And the 100th reason to lose weight … I’M WORTH IT!
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  3. ditzyangeluk

    ditzyangeluk Full Member

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    I was picking out my favs but ended up like a Chinese Take-Away order so changed my mind!! Thanx for sharing!
  4. AG1981

    AG1981 Gold Member

    That was brill although I'd like to amend number 2, to having "any"......

    I was amazed to be sat there thinking I thought only I worried about that for loads of them.

    Oh the reasons are endless. Good job we're all on with getting rid of the weight and the 100 hang ups.

  5. Beki

    Beki Gold Member

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    brilliant!! thank you :D :D :D xxxx
  6. Tanari

    Tanari 100% Focused

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    Wow. So many reasons, who would have thought.
  7. Tazzi

    Tazzi is Special :P

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    OH god........ laughed and felt a huge guilt at the same time....x
  8. sue121

    sue121 always lurkin around!

    wat a fab post and omg how many of those can i relate to thanks 4 sharing xx
  9. shoegal

    shoegal Member

    I have printed that out and I'm going to look at it when I need encouragement! I've just done my first week of diet. Feeling pretty good this morning. This post made me feel a little blue, but that's not a bad thing, because it's reminded me of how far I have to go (about 7.5 stone to lose). Thanks for sharing!:)
  10. mandye

    mandye Silver Member

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    Was easier to pick the ones that didnt effect me .Have saved this in the hope that if I start to put my weight back on I will get some insperation for getting back on track .thanks x
  11. Big Bird

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    Fan-bloody-tastic - Think that just about sums it all up !!! :0)
  12. Big_emo

    Big_emo Full Member

    This is all so true, I was laughing reading this cause I could see myself in so many of them, I can't wait to be thin
  13. yasmine-samara

    yasmine-samara Full Member

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    Glad you like it!!
  14. Dietriffic

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    Awesome list, thank you!

    Personal fav...To not have people checking you out after looking in your grocery cart...people are so rude, aren't they?

  15. Big an Bouncy

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    One more wear a hospital gown without my butt hanging out the back!Love the list will keep and cross them off as I get slimmer.
  16. Susiewoosie

    Susiewoosie In it to lose it

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    These are great thanks

  17. HelenG

    HelenG Member

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    Dashed good question Jeeves!
    That's never gonna happen - they make 'em that way, not even a size 0 escapes showing their butt from a hospital gown!
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  19. Helsy

    Helsy Full Member

    Ha Ha, funny and sad too.
  20. Opeyx

    Opeyx Full Member

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    great reasons
  21. xsimplymex

    xsimplymex Hopefully due 2 fade away

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    Those are great and I can associate the majority of them with how I feel or want to feel!

    Thanks for sharing them!

  22. sweet_girl123

    sweet_girl123 Silver Member

    Thnx for that i can relate to a few of them lol....they are great for motivation!! :d
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