Let's pump eachother up!! Give a reason or two to why we should lose weight.
Just imagine...meeting up with a few girlfriends this Saturday for a light lunch and then some heavy shopping. Lunch lasted longer than expected, you all had alot to catch up on. After sipping on 2 Pina Colidas, flirting with the waiter, and laughing non-stop..you all feel so good. You force yourselves away from the table and pay the bill. Now..you find yourself discussing which stores you want to hit first. You're NOT thinking about which stores sell clothes that will fit you. You're NOT thinking of how you could save yourself the humiliation of telling you're girlfriends that you will meet up with them because you don't want to have to explain that you can't shop where they shop. You're NOT wishing you could hide.
You're holding you're head up high. You're taking each step with a smile. You feel good. And you look good. You walk into the closest clothing store and say hello to the size o Salesladys and smile. You didn't feel like crawling under he racks. You pick this and that from all over the store and head for the dressing room. Yes, a few things are too small or too big and you have to adjust, but they have you're size.
No one tells you that they don't carry "plus sizes". You compare you're findings with you're friends and discuss when you'll be swapping. Because you can swap. You don't wear 7 sizes bigger then them. You reach the counter, pay for you're treasures and head for the next store. No sweat. No anxiety. No anger.
Just a couple of girls enjoying a Saturday afternoon, shopping.
Not me sitting in a dressing room, fighting the tears swearing the jeans must be mislabeled.
That's what I want...
That's one my reasons..
1st Mini Goal: 239
Got lost along my way, started over 09/19/09
Follow your dreams and dance to the beat of your own heart. Fly to the stars and claim one for your own.
1. having my daughter tell me Im not pudgy anymore
2. being proud of what Ive accomplished and knowing the fight I had to put up to get to where Im going.
3. seeing the ex's face come christmas......after 13 yrs of his sabotage, I broke free!
But here's another - Right now I am embarrassed when I see people for the first time in a while. I avoid it if I can. They don't even recognize me. I can feel their shock - I look REALLY different with these 80 or so pounds on me.
I want to be able to go somewhere and see someone from way back when and have them say, "You look GREAT!" They haven't said that in a really long time and I feel it.
Joined WW 2/11/06
Total WW loss to date: 2.6 lbs
How about not being afraid of mirrors? I have a full-length mirror on my shower door and I NEVER, EVER, EVER look at ANYTHING but my face in it! (I am a pretty girl...big brown eyes and a beautiful smile...but only from the neck up.)
get out of the 230s by July 23rd: Met 7/23/2009
52 lbs. in 52 weeks (12/31/2009): Met 10/29/2009
180 (driver's license weight):
170.8 (100 lbs. lost):
160 (10 lbs to go!):
150 (final goal):
My reason is to feel more fit ... to be in a physical condition to be able to train to run a marathon, or hike the entire Appalachian Trail, or cycle around the Irish countryside. To not have to worry about injuries caused because of my excess weight. To have energy to play with my children. To be able to see my muscles flex under my skin.
And I like the first image of being able to shop in the normal clothes stores!
Jennifer, I loved that! Definitely something I want as well. I want to soooo badly not to HAVE to shop at Layne Bryant, or wander around the department store looking for the Plus Size while passing by all these unbelieveably cute miss size clothes.
I also want to get to my goal weight so, if I so desired, I could go for a day long hike or bike ride. I love to be outdoors, but always feel like there's not much I can do because of all the extra weight.
Wife to John
Mommy to Patton
I just want to feel normal, to know when ppl look at me they arent thinking how fat I am. To be able to go out in pulic and know I look hot and feel proud to show off my curves and not have to try to hide my bulges.
Most of all to feel comfortable in my skin. Its the only one Im ever going to have I may as well like it.
Its all worth working for so much more worth it then a meal or two.
Logged back in 2012. CW 128 GW 122
cw 161 Goal weight 140 as of june 2005
Or have wires spontaniously pop out of bra and gouge you right in the armpit... or spend $60 on a single bra because "it fits," or have only beige/white/onceinawhile black bras and no fun colors... OMIGOD we could have a whole thread on bras.