Weight Loss Surgery - A list of reasons I want to lose weight and have this surgery




SpookyXXL
01-07-2009, 02:29 AM
Here is my list..... feel free to add anything I missed

REASONS I WANT TO LOOSE WEIGHT
1 Because I want to be able to walk to the mail box.
2 Because I want to be able to help my Grandma garden
3 I want to be able to cook dinner or do dishes without sitting in a chair
4 Because I want to be able to walk around the mall without getting short of breath and wanting to cry.
5 Because I want to be able to ride a bike.
6 Because I want to be able to go walking around the neighborhood.
7 Because I want to be able to walk around Hyde Park Street Faire and Art in the Park without wanting to die when I am half way done. (I did not go this year to either)
8 Because I want to be able to walk on the beach in the sand.
9 Because I want to play in the waves and be able to walk out through slushy wet sand.
10 Because I want to travel by plane.
11 Because I want to be able to drive long distances without my knees hurting so badly.
12 Because I want to be able to sight see when I travel.
13 Because I want to be able to fit into booths in restaurants.
14 Because I want to not have to worry I will get too big for my car.
15 Because I want to be able to drive safely without a seatbelt extender.
16 Because I want to be able to sit in any chair without fear of collapse or getting stuck.
17 Because I want to be able to ride amusement park rides (I haven't been able to since I was 16)
18 Because I am tired of having to squeeze through tight spots and ending up with bruises
19 Because I want to have a lap not just a knee.
20 Because I want to be able to sit on the floor without having my legs strait out in front of me.
21 Because I want to be able to get up off the floor and not look like a fat 2 year old with my butt up in the air.
22 Because I want to be able to get in and out of a swimming pool using a ladder.
23 Because I want to be able to cross my legs not my ankles.
24 Because I want to bend over without making an umph noise.
25 I want to be able to trim my toenails
26 I want to be able to polish my own toenails
27 I want to be able to shave my legs
28 I want to be able to put on my shoes without just slipping my foot into them
29 Because my cholesterol was too high.
30 Because my triglycerides were too high.
31 I want to be in as good as shape as my grandma at least.
32 I want to not sweat with the least amount of effort.
33 I want to be able to actually swim laps not just float
34 I am tried of being the fattest person in the room
35 I am tired of being the fattest person I know personally.
36 I am tired of being the fattest person in my family (both sides)
37 I am tired of Hurting so badly
38 I am tried of every step being an effort.
39 I want to be able to buy clothes in plus size stores not just catalogs
40 I want to be able to buy clothes in any store.
41 I want to have more choice of what I can wear.
42 I don't want to HAVE to sew my own clothing.
43 I am tired of bathing suits that look like knee length dresses when wet
44 I want to keep walking
45 I want to dance at all
46 I want to someday have my knees replaced
47 I want One Size Fits All clothes to actually fit me
48 I want to be able to wear rings and not have it look like I am retaining water.
49 I want to be able to wear bangle bracelets
50 I want to feel healthier
51 I want to be healthier
52 I want to enjoy sex more
53 I want to know I can change my life
54 I want to know I am strong enough to fix what I destroyed (my health)
55 I want to not always get so much sicker than everyone else
56 I want to be able to buy a pretty bra
57 I want to be able to use a regular tape measure (not a quilting one)
58 I want to be able to shop in any store for anything
59 I want to be able to shop in a store without a motor cart
60 I want to be able to stand in line if I need to.
61 I want to be able to weigh on a normal medical scale
62 Because I want to weigh on a regular home scale
63 I want to actually see something through to the end
64 I want someone to be able to hug me and get their arms all the way around me
65 I am tired of being bigger around then I am tall
66 I miss my cheekbones, I have nice high cheekbones and you can't see them.
67 I am tired of looking in the mirror and not reconizing the woman there, I hope eating well will help my skin.


Iianae
01-07-2009, 06:22 AM
wow.

I would not change a thing on your list dear. It is perfect. It is real. You will do it, I read it in your words...it is time.

<hugs>

Leenie
01-07-2009, 09:37 AM
Your first sentence says it all "Reasons I want to lose weight"

GOOD GOING !!!! :hug:


missangelaks
01-07-2009, 12:11 PM
Woohoo!!! Great list and all good reasons!

jiffypop
01-07-2009, 01:57 PM
wow. spooky. that's a powerful list. and what REALLY struck me was the 'mobility' wish list. I was there. honestly and truly.

and now i'm not. you can do this. and you can do this with LOVE for yourself.

KO
01-07-2009, 04:05 PM
Spooky! *hug* a lot of what you said sounds a lot like what I said
Print it put it everywhere!

AAAA
01-07-2009, 07:26 PM
You go girl!

SpookyXXL
01-08-2009, 02:58 PM
OK this is a silly one but the BF and I were watching Alien Vs Preditor 2 and I came up with a new one
#68... I dont want to be the first one to die if there is a zombie/alien invasion.

Oh well you have to laugh or you will cry.

worthylady
01-08-2009, 10:48 PM
Spooky, wow that is quite a list. I tell you I bet all of us can pick at least 10 - 15 of those reasons why we had or want to have surgery:grouphug: Darn, anyone who doubts your desire to change your life and be the best you you can be!

Shoshie
01-13-2009, 08:12 PM
You seem very focused, and know exactly why you want to have the surgery.
Believe me your life will change in so many wonderful ways when you get your weight down some, and are no longer physically burdened by it.

Good on ya Spooky!

Shosh