Many years ago, when I was in my early 20's, I joined WW and got down to about 135, the smallest I have been in my adult life. My high weight back then was about 180, a weight I was deeply ashamed of (interestingly, I am no more ashamed of my current weight than I was of that weight -- probably less so -- and don't perceive myself to be any bigger, which may be part of the problem).
Anyway, my office had some kind of celebration at a restaurant one night and there was also dancing. I remember one of the office guys "slow" dancing with me, but he was really good, twirls and fast moves and such. I had never been able to keep up with anyone like that before, but I remember I did, and I had such a good time!
Now I am almost 60 and newly engaged(!). My fiance loves to dance and is very good, but I never dance with him. It is sad, really. He loves me for me, I know, but I also know he loves to dance and misses it. If I were slim I know I could dance with him and not be awkward and slow because I still remember that time 35+ years ago when I was able ... to....dance. CJ
Keeping the win at my back!
Last edited by CJZee : 06-06-2009 at 06:03 PM.
Reason: Sorry for posting on the 20-something thread but your topic called to me!
- thighs not rubbing together
- being able to literally run around and not worry about how I look
- feeling a smoooth back, not lumpy backfat
- not having to cover up with a jacket or a blazer
- having enough room to put my legs up when I'm in a car or in a chair lol
so many more but that's what I can think of from the top of my head!
~not having to worry that I'm outeating everyone, including guys, at parties
~not having my thighs rub together also
~not having people make snarky comments when I go to lunch at work (it happened, years ago, still haven't forgotten it)
~being able to wear a bikini again! (Haven't worn one in 13 years)
~not having only two clothing store options to choose from in the mall and both of them suck and are horribly expensive.
~not feeling snug in a plane or theater seat (can fit in one, but as mentioned, it is a bit tight.)
These are just a few of several.
ONEderland by Memorial Day: MET 5/28/10
177 when school begins:
150 when school ends:
125 (goal) by the end of the year:
-shopping anywhere for clothes
-buying stylish,cute clothes
-having self confidence
-not obsessing about food/weight
-not thinking if only I was thin
-having energy,and being able to move around easier
Pretty much everything that has been mentioned before. Plus,
*being able to fit in rides (like at disneyland)
*being able to walk faster
*being able to climb stairs easier
*being able to play with my kids more
*being able to run
*being able to fit in booths are restaurants easier
*being able to wear whatever I want!
*being able to wear normal shoes (I'm hoping my wide feet lose some weight too)
*being able to make love with my husband easier
-not making a joke about myself to cover up how I really feel
-when someone refers to me as small and I look around to see if they are really talking to me.
-hot having to worry when getting out the car or chair making sure pants don't fall under rolls or your stomach is showing
-when someone hugs me or when a guy touches my back i don't feel disgusted
-when taking a picture with others then viewing it, i don't have to mental prepare on how fat i will look
-or when taking a picture you try to do the pose that underemphasis your weight
-when walking a short distance not looking like you just walked a mile, sweaty and shiny. lol
you ladies probably going to kick my butt for saying this but when a guy walks by I won't think I could have gotten him if i was smaller. (sad but true)
-going to a food buffet with confidence
dymondnruff - great list! i like the one about walking, hehe, cuz i sweat like a pig!
beaka - not superficial at all. I can't wait for that either.. I hate going shopping with my thin friends because I can't buy anything from the stores they shop at, and vice versa. I'll be happy even wearing an XL, as long as it's in the misses dept!
- Being free from this relationship with food
- My thighs not rubbing together also!
- Not feel like I'm being judged if I eat a slice of pizza
- Being able to shop at "regular" stores and fit in "normal" sizes
- Being comfortable in my skin
- Going to the beach! It's been years!
- Not being afraid I won't fit in a ride. I haven't been to an amusement park in a long time
- Not dreading summer because I sweat so easily
- Be okay when people take pictures and post them online without my permission
It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle choice!
Sexy By Halloween Challenge 2012
The journey continues...
Mini goal #1: 238 | Mini Goal #2: 215 | Mini Goal #3: 199
Mini Goal #4: 180 | Mini Goal #5: 169 | Final Goal #6: 150