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pipernoswiper
05-20-2008, 06:49 AM
well i have to go to the dmv 2day, yay! my liscense expires at midnight so here is my question, since i will have this liscense for the next 4 years, and i'm fairly confident i will reach goal before that, should i lie about my weight and pick a number closer to goal? at least a number under 200 lb. that would be great.

i know i could go get a new liscense when i reached goal, but i have a class A cdl and it costs me 43 dollars for a new one. (don't really have the money to burn).


my liscense has always had me at over 300 lb. and i've been working really hard, and would like it to reflect on my liscense. what do you all think? am i being silly?


ladybugnessa
05-20-2008, 07:00 AM
when i had my license redone last year I put my true weight...

personal choice.

congrats on your success so far.

JayEll
05-20-2008, 07:09 AM
The easiest thing would be to put your weight as it is now. But, it's up to you. If you would feel better if it said 195, then have that listed. Most likely you won't be questioned, and it's only a rough number anyway.

In fact, in some states they no longer list weight on the license because they know so many people don't match what's there.

Jay


SunshineRunner
05-20-2008, 08:20 AM
I say do what you feel best about - lowering it because you know where you are headed is actually a great plan - then you can't cheat between here and there! (you might get falsely arrested - j/k!)....do what makes you feel better - if putting your true weight today does not - then don't....especially if that may bum you out - just keep it positive and keep on plan :)

TJFitnessDiva
05-20-2008, 09:04 AM
I would do what you think would make you happy :)

I think my driver's lisc still has my weight that I had in high school lol When I go to renew I honestly don't think about it and they don't ask.

StillTryin
05-20-2008, 09:20 AM
I would put 195 if it were me. That is the exact number I was thinking before I saw Jayell posted that number

chuckie
05-20-2008, 09:53 AM
I kept my old lisc at a weight of over 200 pd's I carry it with me, just as a reminder to not over eat. No one ever see's it but me. But do what ever make's you the happiest that's what really count's.

rockout
05-20-2008, 09:56 AM
Well, since one of my goals is to weigh what my driver's linces says I weigh, I say do what makes you happy.

Mine has said 190 since I got the thing, and weighed about 210 then.

mommamurray
05-20-2008, 10:56 AM
In Virginia they no longer have the weight

lupin
05-20-2008, 01:51 PM
I can't believe they put your weight on your license in the USA, I really think its quite rude. Sorry to be a bit rude and extreme but surely it's as embarrassing for someone who isn't happy about their weight to have it listed as guys having to put their willy sizes.
And weight changes sooo much

I have a slight feeling I may regret this post.

nelie
05-20-2008, 02:03 PM
My drivers license says 260 and I don't care that it does. That is the weight I was when I last got it. It really is up to you.

sotypical
05-20-2008, 02:29 PM
Mine is a less and it just makes me mad because I never reached it (yet) and I should have AGES ago.

Here are my thoughts, put the weight you are now - so when you go get a new in 4 years you will feel great when you give them your goal weight! Then they look at your current weight vs your old weight and go WOW. Just an extra boost down the road to look forward to.

Operator265
05-20-2008, 02:32 PM
Hey Lupin, don't regret it. My ex would be proud if they asked him. But really, most of the time anymore people's(men included) don't even have the same hair color from month to month.

xGurlyGrlx
05-20-2008, 02:37 PM
I can't believe they put your weight on your license in the USA, I really think its quite rude. Sorry to be a bit rude and extreme but surely it's as embarrassing for someone who isn't happy about their weight to have it listed as guys having to put their willy sizes.

:lol3: You are too funny!

My DL has my weight from high school. I honestly haven't thought about changing it because I don't have to fill out any forms or anything. They just take the same info from the old and put it on the new. I say do what makes you feel good. I can honestly say I wouldn't want to put my current weight on my DL...

sapphire9
05-20-2008, 03:01 PM
It's okay to lie as long as you don't say you weigh 120 when you weigh 200. When I was in the 200s, I put 199. Now that I'm in the 300s, I put 201. They still get the picture that I'm fat, no need to be precise.

meowee
05-20-2008, 03:06 PM
My license has no weight on it but the picture tells the story anyway. Just had my passport photo taken and it's 65 pounds lighter than my drivers' license photo -- noticable difference, but a toss up as to which picture is actually the most horrible. :yikes:

As to your question, I agree, put something reasonable that you think you can stand to look at and don't worry about it since no one else has to see it.-- unless you expect to get arrested on a regular basis, of course. :lol:

Tomato
05-20-2008, 03:19 PM
I can't believe they put your weight on your license in the USA, I really think its quite rude. Sorry to be a bit rude and extreme but surely it's as embarrassing for someone who isn't happy about their weight to have it listed as guys having to put their willy sizes.
And weight changes sooo much

I have a slight feeling I may regret this post.

I find it a bit odd myself. Ours (i.e. Canadian) don't show weight (and nobody asks for that info at the MoT's office). Ok, I should say that I can speak for Ontario only in case it is different in other provinces.

StillTryin
05-20-2008, 04:09 PM
A lot of states are re-doing thier license info. Our old licenses had weight on...well I lost my weight (most of it) they came with the NEW licenses....BAM no weight on it now...of course, when I wouldnt mind it being on there, it isnt!!!!

I agree, weight changes so frequently they dont need it on there....because honestly, the picture will give an idea of what to look for. My license at one point said 170lbs...well I was 230lbs! I looked WAY different...then again my license said brown hair and I had it dye'd blonde!

sotypical
05-20-2008, 05:29 PM
I find it a bit odd myself. Ours (i.e. Canadian) don't show weight (and nobody asks for that info at the MoT's office). Ok, I should say that I can speak for Ontario only in case it is different in other provinces.

I have a BC one and it has my weight.

pipernoswiper
05-20-2008, 08:29 PM
well i walked into the dmv still undecided, and jotted down the first number that popped into my head which was 220 i don't even know why lol :) and honestly after looking at the :censored: picture, i might as well left it at my starting weight for crying out loud, geesh it is horrible!, i just decided when i get to goal i will go back and pay the extra money i mean its not that big of a deal i suppose. and i'm sure it will give me something to look forward too and work towards.

SavingServo
05-20-2008, 08:37 PM
I just renewed my MN license today. I fudged it and put my goal weight. :sssh:

The most annoying thing is I go to school in NY where they don't have weight on their driver's licenses, and my old one used to have 150 on it. It was so annoying having to show it to people and be like "yep, I used to be that big" (because just from the picture it wasn't that obvious) when they didn't have to have their weight on there's.

CrazedLedZepFan
05-20-2008, 10:30 PM
Everyone lies on their DL weight, mine says I'm 135.

zinkemomx2
05-20-2008, 10:52 PM
i know i could go get a new liscense when i reached goal, but i have a class A cdl and it costs me 43 dollars for a new one. (don't really have the money to burn).

I know you already took care of your license but as a fellow Class A license holder I would have lied on mine. Thankfully Michigan doesn't list theirs anymore so I don't have to worry about it. Now to decide if I wanna renew my hazmat as I'm pretty positive I won't be driving until the kids move out in 15 more years.

Operator265
05-21-2008, 11:08 AM
My wallet was stolen, so I have to get a new licence and I haven't thought about this so thanks for bringing it up. I think I'll just split the difference between my present and goal weight.

I also have a CDL. Here, they only so CDL's at certain offices. When I went to change mine from a WY to UT I went to the DMV, waited 2.5 freaking hours and then was told they can't give me a CDL there. The guy at the counter took me back to the woman who was basically a greeter and had said hi to me when I walked in. It is her job to check with people as they come in to see if they have CDLs and direct us to the right office. When the guy asked her why she didn't check mine, she actually said "But, she's a wo......"
I just about slapped her. Yes, dear, even in UT, some women have CDL's.

One thing I do want to mention is, NEVER give them your SSN. I think most states don't put it on them anymore and the ones that do(WY did when I left) are not allowed to if you tell them NO. If my SSN had been on my license when my wallet was stolen, the little freaks would have had free reign to completely ruin my life.

pipernoswiper
05-21-2008, 08:22 PM
oh yeah they informed me my ssn would no longer be on the dl, and operator you'll love this lol, i was in and out of the dmv in 15 minutes, there was no one whatsoever in front of me. one of the perks of small town life i guess lol. and i honestly will probably never use my cdl again, but you never know, and i figured i paid enough for the schooling, i'd be a fool to let them go.

tamaralynn
05-22-2008, 08:41 AM
Our Alberta licenses ask for weight. I only have a learners, but they transferred my weight (180 lbs) from my old Alberta ID (same type of card). Even though I was 214 when I got it.