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03-02-2008, 03:25 PM
It's funny how we can have goals that seem so small to others. My bf does not understand this goal (which is a HUGE one for me)... I want to be able to wrap a regular sized bath towel around my whole body and not be showing any skin! As of right now the top corners of my towels barely touch and the rest flares out, showing much more then I would like and making it impossible to walk around in a towel without giving someone a show. I don't want to have to go buy a special towel... so my goal (I haven't yet set a date) is to be able to wrap a regular sized bath towel around my whole body...
I know, a little odd...

03-02-2008, 03:28 PM
I don't think it's odd at all! :no:

I see this posted quite frequently on the NSV (Non-scale victories) thread!
I personally cannot WAIT until I can do the same!

Here's to being able to be covered by a normal, every day bath towel!!! :cheers:

We can do this!

03-02-2008, 04:14 PM
This is an AWESOME GOAL! I still notice it when I go to hotels and the tee-tiny little hotel bathroom towel goes all around me, never ceases to amaze me!

03-02-2008, 04:45 PM
I totally understand that goal! I can't wait to fit a regular size bath towel around me either. :) It's all about the little things in life!

03-02-2008, 04:45 PM
You go girl!!! I had the same goal! :) My towels go around but not those teeny tiny ones lol

03-02-2008, 05:31 PM
I agree. I don't think it is odd. I look forward to that same victory! :dancer:

03-02-2008, 05:59 PM
I don't think this goal is odd at all. Go for it!!!! This was such a big NSV for me, I think I may have posted it on the NSV thread. I still marvel at the fact that a regular sized towel easily fits around me. It's thrilling in fact.

It really is amazing how every day things can just grate on us when we're obese. It's just one of the many, many daily reminders I had of just how "un"normal I was. And it doesn't feel so good.

03-02-2008, 06:01 PM
It's a great goal to have! It's the 'little' things that are so exciting in this journey! Heh I went and bought myself a new set of towels when I got it to meet now just because :D

03-02-2008, 06:34 PM
I agree, these little victories mean so much more to me than the number on the scale. I remember well how excited I was when I could finally use a regular sized bath towel to wrap around myself. I still get a little kick when I step out of the shower and wrap up and nothing is hanging out!

03-02-2008, 07:19 PM
One of my goals too!! I think it's a good one -- a good way to count inches lost!! I have two sons and would love to be able to walk out of the bathroom to my room without having to get totally dressed :D

03-02-2008, 09:44 PM
I understand this....my goal is to not have the plane seats cut into my legs when I sit on the plane...and also not have to ask for a seat belt extension......strange goals I know but they are mine.

03-03-2008, 12:19 AM
I have the same mini-goal! :lol:

I can't wait until a regular sized towel will fit comfortably around me :D This is something only people like us all on 3FC will understand :)

03-03-2008, 01:22 AM
Kim, I see that you and I are the same Height, and are currently around the same weight as well....and Yes girl that is one of my TOP 10 goals during this journey......its my damn gut and hips that keeps a reg. towel from wrapping all the way around me, but i will seriously drop to my knees and thank god when that day comes!!! I might even take a picture of it and post it on here!!! lol im currently a loose size 20, bcuz i have no butt, but a big ol gut....and a tight, but still can zip up, size 18....my goal is to be at size 18 by end of may, and thats having no belly fat hanging over the jeans....!!!!

03-03-2008, 02:11 AM
NO WAY!!! This is my goal too!!! Ha ha how funny!!! Good Luck...WE can do it!

03-03-2008, 07:17 AM
This is not a strange goal! I didn't realize that it was one of mine until the day a regular bath towel DID fit around me.. teeny tiny hotel towels still don't, but i'm a 34E now, so I don't think they ever will lol!

03-03-2008, 08:31 AM
I think thats a great goal!

Dorys Girl
03-03-2008, 10:48 AM
Funny you mentioned this. After my shower last night, I did a 'trial run' to see if I could wrap that towel around me. LOL! It didn't fit, but I'm going to keep working toward that goal, too. You're not alone.

03-03-2008, 12:42 PM
Totally relate to this issue. Mine barely fits...but we'll get there :running:

03-03-2008, 12:45 PM
I can totally relate to this!!! :D I don't do inches, but the towel is a great way to measure how you're doing. Watching those edges inch closer and closer is great motivation!!!!! :)

03-03-2008, 01:40 PM
It's a wonderful thing...when you fit or something fits around you when it didn't before. Folks that have never been over weight...might not understand the significance...But, we sure do!!!!

03-03-2008, 07:05 PM
I totally get that. When you go to the doctor, and they give you a robe to put on, I want the robe to fit. It's like the towel doesn't fit but they can SEE that it doesn't fit. I am also shocked that they don't have larger size robes in the doctor's offices. I am not the only one with this problem...

03-04-2008, 02:21 PM
lol. I know what you mean about the dr gowns. I really hate when you have to leave it open at the front. Mine don't even connect. So embarrassing. I also tried my towel this morning after reading this and only connected at the top. I'm going to keep on til it closes completely around me. I might even walk through the house in my towel for once. hahahaha

03-05-2008, 06:54 PM
Have to admit, when I was in the hospital a couple years ago, I asked for two gowns. One to wrap around the front and one to wear backwards so my butt wasn't hanging out. I went in for simple tonsil removal and ended up having cysts taken out, an alergic reaction to the pain meds, and had to stay for three days instead of overnight. One of the things they made me do the second day was walk around... Funny how the nurse didn't understand my request for two gowns until I turned around and mooned her... you would think they would have bigger gowns in supply...

04-07-2008, 06:16 PM
Such an Inspiration!

04-07-2008, 06:19 PM
Keep it up!

04-07-2008, 07:03 PM
I'll have to add the towel goal to my ever growing list. Its one of those things you think of after each shower/bath. Thanks

Shy Moment
04-07-2008, 07:07 PM
I totally understand. Goals can be such unimportant matters to others. Yet, all of us here understand. A towel fitting around us just like we want it to is a BIG deal. I remember when I could get one around my chest I was sooooooooo happy. When I could wrap it around me and it cover everything lol I was ecstatic. Who said, " If you count the penny's the pounds will take care of them selfs." How true that is. Those little goals are what gets us to the big goals.