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why why why (life saving list!)

Jayellekay

this time - the last time
#1
I wrote this list a LONG time ago.
Some I feel I have already achieved, but a lot are still relevant to the rest of my weightloss journey.

I wrote this list, printed myself a copy, and read it everytime I struggled or was tempted to cheat!

The list is personal to me, but I hope it can help others to keep focussed in tough times! :) Feel free to add your own motivations!

Edited to add: I don't claim these are all mine! Some were borrowed from fellow minimin-ers!

Confidence
- I'll have more confidence
- I'll feel happier when I look in the mirror
- I'll feel in control
- I won't feel so self-conscious
- I'll feel more optimistic
- I'll be less self-critical
- I'll make a better impression on people
- I'll be more willing to make life changes
- I'll be less inhibited about my body
- I won't feel the need to eat secretively
- I'll feel fabulous on my wedding day
- I'll feel as if I have accomplished something important
- I'll do more things in public (swimming/dancing)
- I'll feel at peace with myself
- I'll feel that I am in control of food and not the other way around
- I'll feel proud of myself for getting to goal
- I'll be able to walk down the street/into a room and not feel everyone is judging me on my size
- I'll feel like I am worthy
- I'll spend my time living, not worrying about how much I weigh and what I am eating.
- I'll have the old me back!
- I'll feel amazing
- I'll feel good when I go out
- I'll feel good in a bikini
- I'll look myself in the mirror and smile
- I'll be happier
- My OH will be proud to have me on his arm
- I'll be able to walk into any shop, see an outfit I love and KNOW they will have one that fits me
- I'll improve my self-esteem
- I'll be able to go into any shop and be able to buy whatever I want and like as opposed to just something that fits & looks remotely half-decent
- People will be able to say "wow you're stunning," rather than "but you've got a really pretty face!"
- I'll have proven to myself that I can achieve a goal I have set myself
- I won't feel like I am being judged because of my weight
- I'll surprise old friends in a good way, not in a "wow didn't she get fat" way
- I won't panic, hide or try and avoid the occasions when someone brings out a camera
- I'll begin to take photos, so I have a good record of memories for the future
- I'll look forward to nights out because I have a million gorgeous things to wear
- My relationship will improve as I will be more confident
- I'll go on holidays and not have to worry about not fitting in a plane seat / be able to get the belt around me
- I'll be able to dance on tables and not worry I'm going to break them!

Look Good
- I'll feel happier when I look in the mirror
- I'll look better and more attractive
- I'll get more compliments
- I'll be able to wear smaller clothes
- I'll fit into more fashionable clothes
- I'll be able to wear lovely clothes
- I'll look fabulous on my wedding day
- I'll look and feel good in lovely vintage dresses
- I'll be able to buy fancy new underwear
- I'll be able to shop in young, trendy shops
- I'll enjoy trying on clothes
- I'll re-discover my love for clothes and shopping
- I will look good in a bikini
- I'll be able to wear a mini skirt with pride

Health
- I will be healthier
- I'll feel better physically
- I'll be more energetic
- I'll have stamina
- I'll be at less risk of type 2 diabetes
- I'll have conquered my food demons
- I'll not be a slave to food!!!
- I will have a Healthy BMI
- I will be able to run around
- I won't share any bad food habits with my future family

Comfort
- I won't have to cover up with cardigans and long sleeves when its hot
- I'll be able to sit on a chair with arms
- I'll feel comfortable in the bath
- I'll be able to easily wrap a towel around me
- I'll be confident a dressing gown will do up
- I will be able to walk down a train carriage without turning sideways
- I'll easily be able to put my handbag on my shoulder
- I'll feel more comfortable eating in front of other people
- I'll be able to open my wardrobe and choose to wear anything I like and know that it will fit.
- I won't have to squeeze into clothes that don't fit
- I'll be able to do anything and go anywhere without worrying that I won't fit / feel uncomfortable
- I'll feel comfortable in my skin
- I'll no longer be the fat friend
 
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#2
That last comment brought a tear to my eye xx
 

Jayellekay

this time - the last time
#3
emsiem said:
That last comment brought a tear to my eye xx
Reading the list back all together - it might make me sound a bit sorry for myself! Not at all meant to have a 'woe is me' vibe!
But it is an honest list! I don't expect hitting goal will resolve all my worries, but it does shock me how carrying extra weight does affect me mentally.
 
#4
I think you have covered everything!

The only thing I would add, which is a personal matter for me, is that I already PCOS & Hypothyriod and no periods against me, I want to help relieve their symptoms, not have to take pills to have period and even more important, have a more 'healthy environment' in the hope I can get pregnant
 

oisin

Silver Member
#6
I think you have covered everything!

The only thing I would add, which is a personal matter for me, is that I already PCOS & Hypothyriod and no periods against me, I want to help relieve their symptoms, not have to take pills to have period and even more important, have a more 'healthy environment' in the hope I can get pregnant
Sorry to gate crash but just wanted to say i have pcos and under active thyroid and have got pg 3 times while on the cd xx
 

Rolly82

not giving up
#9
Hi all weekend blues have set in after a nearly my first week of ss weigh in tomorrow morning I just pray it's as much as I feel it is. Just read this list after smelling my OH dinner and now I'm back in the game x
 
#10
Good luck for weigh in, my first weekend was awful, but they hav been fine since xx
 
#11
Good luck for weigh in, my first weekend was awful, but they hav been fine since xx
Thank you :)

I lost 7lb. I am so pleased it may not be a huge loss compared to most people but I am really pleased with myself I'm starting to win the fight and I am in a whole new frame of mind this week.

xx
 
#13
Thats great!

Im have been having unprotected sex with my OH for the past 10 years and never got pregnant, my gyny has told me we will probably have to do IVF.
I was trying for years too & my cons told me i would never be able to have a child naturally!! Have you got pcos? xx
 
#14
Love this list

And to all the people TTC I was told I needed a hysterectomy at 24, well when I say i was told I was already in theatre for an emergency op after collapsing and they tried to get hubby to sign the forms. Thank god he didn't 2 ops 6 month in the menopause and clomid I found out I was pregnant the week before my appointment to see IVF docs. Also fell pregnant when DD was 9 months old with no help. All I did was diet when they put me in to the menopause after 5 years of trying I put it down to losing weight an have 2 beautiful little girls, just nee to get the last baby weight off lol
 
#15
Love this list

And to all the people TTC I was told I needed a hysterectomy at 24, well when I say i was told I was already in theatre for an emergency op after collapsing and they tried to get hubby to sign the forms. Thank god he didn't 2 ops 6 month in the menopause and clomid I found out I was pregnant the week before my appointment to see IVF docs. Also fell pregnant when DD was 9 months old with no help. All I did was diet when they put me in to the menopause after 5 years of trying I put it down to losing weight an have 2 beautiful little girls, just nee to get the last baby weight off lol
Wow... I am glad that this all worked out for you. Congrats on losing over 100 pounds, too! You can add a century banner to your profile -- you've earned it.

Mel