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Whats more important for you ?

#1
What is more important to you : What you weigh or your clothes size or your health etc ...

For me, it was, and still is, my health and clothes size but for both of these, I use my scale-weight as a guide. So what I weigh seems very important to me (I should really use other things as a guide such as if my clothes are getting tighter.
 
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Elvira

Mistress of the Dark
#2
for me it's definitely health first, clothes size second and weight third.

but even before all those i want to be happy with how i look :) x
 
#4
future health, already at 26 my weight has played a significant part in pcos and having to have my gallbladder removed.
my babies are still young and i want to be around and healthy enough to play with my grandchildren.
I think also to protect my emotional health, weight has taken over my life and has held me back in so many areas, work, socialising ect.
the boost of self confidence that i get when i get into a smaller size and people comment on how well i look is priceless. It means that each week a bit more of the old confident dani shines through.
this year we went to a few festivals and gigs, i really wanted to be singing and jumping around but didnt, because i was too self concious. We are going to take our eldest son (hopefully) to see slipknot in dec, and i really want to show him how its done lol.
 

KD

Gone fishing
#5
Health.....absolutely, without a doubt, definitely.

With poor health you can't even get to the shops to buy those clothes. And what say you lose the weight and actually look worse. Wouldn't you want to put it all back on again?:eek:
 
#6
I would love to say health but vanity gets me every time....how I fit into my clothes is really important for my mental health.....which is probably why as a teenager I did some really stupid diets - such as the chewing gum & diet coke one!
 
#7
For me its about enjoying being who I am and that combines a mixture of all three.

Gx
 

Anisah

A pound at a time
#9
Health is at the top of my list. I started noticing signs that I was nearing some kind of health issue and that is what ultimately got me researching ways to lose weight and how I found Cambridge. Of course after that is the way clothes fit and then the scales. For some reason my weight on the scales dont compare to my clothing size. I can be at the higher end of my recommended weight scales and be in a size 6/8. So weight is the least important to me at the moment.
 
#10
For me it's health. I already have high blood pressure and because of my poor family history, even if I was 6stone I'd probably still have it. I just don't want it to get worse. Then it's clothes, looking forward to buying a new outfit for Christmas do :bliss::bliss:
 
#11
I know it's extremely unhealthy to be my size, but to be perfectly honest, that's not the driving factor for me. In my mind it is certainly important for the future though.

But, the main thing for me is clothes size! The size I am, I really only buy clothes that look okish and fit, whereas if I am a "normal" size, I can go into most shops and buy what I want to and I truly believe that will help me feel more comfortable with myself. x
 
#12
It's clothes size that matters most to me. I hated the way I looked in clothes (and out of them lol) and I love the feeling of squeezing into the next size down.
 
#13
for me its clothes size. iv been a 14 for as long as i can remember, and just feel at such a disadvantage compared with everyone else.
id love to be the same weight as my friends tho.
i guess im thinking about my health in a way, iv been like this for years and i dont want anymore of it. i want a family one day and dont want my chances of that ruined (either being too big to attract anyone or too big to concieve!!)
 

Snowbaby

Wants to shed pounds more
#14
Until I hit 40 years old, I never used to worry about my health - it was always about size/weight. Now I am abit more conscious about it. My sister and I lost both our parents 3.5 years ago - within 5 weeks of each other and both of them had hefty weight issues that complicated their illnesses
 
#15
For me was health but as im already finding, its so much easier to find xl and 36" jeans compared to before xxxl and 42-4. I think generally people who were obese need to do it for there health, where those who are maybe a couple or few stone overweight are doing it for image and other reasons. All valid and I think if we are all honest we all want to look smaller.
 

Lostris

Serena's title didn't fit
#17
Uhm.

'Getting back to where I was, sizewise, healthwise and emotionwise before I started eating away supressed emotions'

^.^;; That's me.
 
#18
Health is most important to me(especially mental health-not only physical) I'm so bloody miserable being obese:(Very closely followed by clothes size:)
 

missmf

getting slimmer
#19
deffo clothes size.

is that shallow??
i'm size 12 now and sort of happy, but wanna be size 8 (was a couple of years ago!) and estatic!!

keep going then.............xx
 

KD

Gone fishing
#20
I was thinking about this thread this morning. Trying to understand why people chose size over health. Not in a critical way, just trying to understand it.

For me it's health. I already have high blood pressure and because of my poor family history, even if I was 6stone I'd probably still have it. I just don't want it to get worse.
i want a family one day and dont want my chances of that ruined (either being too big to attract anyone or too big to concieve!!)
Until I hit 40 years old, I never used to worry about my health - it was always about size/weight. Now I am abit more conscious about it.
Yes. I think peoples answers are based on their own experiences, or those of loved ones...oh and age ;)

My mother was in pain mainly due to weight issues. Heart failure, constant agony with her back. Struggled to take her beloved dog for a walk. Pretty much sofa-bound in her last days.

She died in her 50's. Weighing 23 stone.

I'm pretty sure if she had the choice of size 12 or health, health would have come first. After all, is it really that important to look great when you are too ill to go out?

I think I probably aimed for a reasonable clothes size rather than health in the past. It wasn't until my size really started making life uncomfortable, and stopped me doing what I wanted, did I realise how important my health was to me.

I think the word 'health' gets banded about without people really thinking about how important this is for us. How can you possibly be happy if you are struggling to live?

Being unhealthy, doesn't necessarily mean you are suddenly going to die one day. It could mean months even years of wanting to die.
 


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