100 lb. Club - What are you looking forward to (at goal weight)?

06-28-2013, 10:56 AM
I made a list for my husband recently about some things I was looking forward to experiencing at goal weight and thought it might be fun to see what other people have on their 'lists'!

* Going on an airplane without stressing that I'll need a seat belt extender
* Sitting in a chair without worrying that I'll break it (yes, I've broken a chair at someone's house before by sitting in it!)
* Being able to sit in a chair and CROSS MY LEGS!
* I love to exercise, so the thought of all the physical things I'll be able to do at goal is super motivating
* Shopping!!!
* Swimming in a swimsuit instead of a t-shirt and shorts
* Not worrying about what people might be thinking about me/judging me as the heaviest person in the room at social gatherings (I am very self-conscious!)

These are just a few of my things...what about yours?

06-28-2013, 11:13 AM
* Not putting so much stress on my knees and ankles
* Seeing some weight-related health issues go away
* Being stronger than I currently am
* Being able to run longer and faster than I do now without being out of breath
* Sitting comfortably in a movie theater
* Clothes shopping!

Can I add a side-list to this? Things I Currently Never Thought I'd Look Forward To:

* Early morning grocery shopping to see all the new veggies and fresh meat being stocked
* Trying new things
* Going to the gym
* Looking through music for the sole purpose of putting together workout playlists

06-28-2013, 07:29 PM
Not having this role around my stomach !

06-28-2013, 07:36 PM
Health benefits aside, not being the fattest person in a group was high on my list. And not being judged when eating something in the car! LOL - like anyone who sees me when I'm driving by eating a cookie even cares!

I would never go out in public in sweat clothes or looking like I didn't care about how I looked. For example, I'd never stop at the store straight from the gym for fear that someone would just think I was a big slob. Now I assume they think I'm coming from the gym! Attitude is everything.

And I distinctly remember the day I realized I was crossing my legs. I was at my brother's house and it hit me - bonk! I may have done it prior to that day, but that was when I really noticed it. It felt really good.

Good luck with all of this - you'll do great.


06-28-2013, 07:38 PM
*Being able to cross my legs again!
*Wearing a bikini at the beach!
*Going out with friends and not feeling like the fat friend!
*Being able to wear shorts or dresses without my legs rubbing together and getting a rash (that's the absolute worst!)

06-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Right now I'm looking forward to getting my tummy tuck so I can wear a bikini and other form-fitting clothes without the stomach roll!

06-29-2013, 07:52 AM
I just want to fit into the darn pants I bought last summer. That will be around 175-180 lbs. I think.

06-29-2013, 09:58 AM
linJber, I totally know what you mean. I always feel self-conscious if I eat desserts in public, and definitely, if I'm in a room full of thin people (like at holiday family gatherings) I feel almost paralyzingly self-conscious. My husband told me that I'm just paranoid and that no one's thinking about me/judging me, but having never been obese, he doesn't understand how it really feels sometimes!

Only Believe
06-29-2013, 10:09 AM
I don't have a goal weight set but I've started over and over so many times and had so many things I wanted to be able to do when I lost the weight, but this time I HAD to lose weight or go buy more clothes. So first I want to be able to get into things I had bought the last time I started losing.
There are many many things I'm looking forward to being different but really, just wearing smaller clothing AND being able to find things that fit is on the top of my list right now.

06-29-2013, 11:15 AM
Well, I've already crossed a few things off my list; I can pretty comfortably fit in restaurant booths now - I don't have that paralyzing fear of not fitting into the booth and having to ask for a table!

* Wearing a swim suit - it's probably been 20 years since I've worn one and I'm not even 35 yet
* Not worry about flying
* More clothing choices
* Comfortably crossing my legs
* Feeling comfortable showing my legs - most of my loss has been in my stomach and arms...my legs still look like dueling piggies in pants.

06-29-2013, 12:15 PM
I would love to wear sleeveless tops and dresses and know my arms are not flapping in the wind. I would like to put on a pair of stilletos and feel sexy. I would like to wear shorts in public. Finally, I want to get rid of two rolls around my middle and feel comfortable in form fitting clothes.

Odd Duck
06-29-2013, 08:44 PM
Wearing high heels, corsets, and other sexy feminine clothing.. I dress very Tom boyish because I feel goofy in pretty clothes

My thighs not touching...

Traveling to a foreign country and not being the "average fat american"

Not having a phobia of cameras, I literally run and hide when I see someone getting ready to take a picture... Sucks because I would like to start a photoalbum to remember parts my life

06-29-2013, 09:14 PM
crossing my legs was a big one. I still sometimes am amazed that I can cross my legs and sit comfortably.

06-30-2013, 12:14 PM
- Walking into any department store and finding clothing in my size....and, it won't be a tiny little department tucked over in a corner by the maternity clothing!
- Having the choice of going for a pedicure or giving one to myself
- Being on my feet all day at an amusement park or shopping and not feeling like my feet are broken
- Having the stamina to work in the yard all day, clean the garage or clean the whole house
- Maybe coming off of the diabetes and blood pressure meds

06-30-2013, 03:06 PM
Looking forward to not ever hearing someone ask me am I pregnant again
My knees and my lower back not hurting most days
Being able to cross my legs at the thigh (no stomach in the way)
Not having the extra rolls around my back and sides
Not having the wire under my bra kill me because it is on top of my stomach
Not being a diabetic anymore if that is possible, no more Met.

JessLess I have a ton of clothes from 3 years ago when I got down to 165. I look forward to wearing them again

Francis123 I know what you both mean. Because I did lose most of the weight 3 years ago I have an elderly Aunt that always reminds me of how healthy I use to eat and how small I was. Her daughters 4 of them ages 41-70 are all in good shape so I guess that why she criticizes me :shrug: It'll be nice not to hear that at a family gathering ever again (or should you be eating that?)

07-01-2013, 09:57 PM
I am looking forward to a lot of stuff!

1. Being strong enough to lift patients without worrying about injuring myself
2. Buying a smaller size nursing uniform when I graduate
3. Wearing Summer Dresses without feeling self-conscious about it
4. To maybe walk into an elevator while others are in it and not feel like I am going to bring the whole thing down!

07-01-2013, 11:31 PM
GirlyGirlSebas - that really bugs me that seemingly every store has the maternity stuff right next to the big girl stuff...subtle, very subtle.

vdander24 - LOL...I've had that very same irrational fear when I get into an elevator with other people.

love2b150 - I can't wait for that last roll on my back to go away...it's like the only thing I'm focused on when I look at myself when I get out of the shower every morning.

07-01-2013, 11:53 PM
* being able to wear shorts and not have them constantly bunch up between my legs as I walk
* not being the only overweight person at family gatherings (my side AND my husband's side are all size 6 or less....I just want to get to a size 14)
* Not having all those fat rolls on my back
* being able to wear heels with confidence
* not always thinking about how I want to wait to go out with friends until I weigh less/look better
* not having to constantly pull my shirt over my stomach when I sit, stand up, etc.

08-04-2013, 11:17 PM
Just to have the ability to take a deep breath and say Im FINALLY at goal weight

08-04-2013, 11:48 PM
Oh there is SO much I look forward to! I really need to get on the ball. Just thinking of moving around faster makes me excited! Some things I'm looking forward to are:

*Being able to shop ANYWHERE for clothes. This is a big one for me!
*Not having to worry about not fitting in/breaking chairs.
*Being faster/more mobile (specially at work! I'm on my feet 8 hours a day)
*Wearing shorts in the hot summer (out of the house!)
*Not having to adjust a fat roll to get comfortable.
*Being able to cuddle with my husband and not feel like I'm squishing him.
*Comfortabling playing/chasing after my daughter!

And plenty more I'll think of later!

08-05-2013, 12:10 AM
I am looking forward to buying a whole new wardrobe, being able to run for a long time without feeling like I'm dying and not feeling so insecure about my stomach roles when I go out :)

08-05-2013, 05:23 AM
sighhhhhhhhhh.... Ive been looking forward to reaching goal for such a long time that it almost seems impossible that ill ever be there... But im strong and sure this time that I WILL prevail! ..
One thing im looking forward to is wearing WATEVER I damned well want to wear and not hearing things like "dont wear white/off white, it makes you look more fat" "dont wear horizontal lines, make u look more fat" "dont wear flares, make u look fat" "dont wear A-lined shirts, u look massive" and so on and so forth...
Secondly, I look forward to being confident abt me, and not hiding whenever sumones taking a picture.... Thirdly I wanna see the looks of shock and surprise on faces of ppl who've always seen me fat and have been rude and mean abt it... Ooohhhh really looking forward to tht! :D

08-05-2013, 07:08 AM
I want to have a baby. Perhaps not at goal weight but I would like to be under 200... preferably out of the obese category. I had a child with autism and they say weight is a factor so i want to try this.. for real this time as I am becoming ancient :(

08-05-2013, 11:42 AM
I'm looking forward to being able to wear all my clothes again, most of which are too small at the moment. I'm also looking forward to being able to run around with my dog and not pay for it with knee pain the next day.

08-05-2013, 12:34 PM
I look forward to no longer having the first thing that comes to mind when someone asks me to do something (like go to a party or out to dinner with the girls) be "I wonder if I can make up an excuse not to go this time and hopefully I'll have lost more weight by the next time they want to go out"
why do I think I have to wait until goal to do things?! (By the way, I usually still go out, I just have to talk myself into it)

08-05-2013, 01:31 PM
So many things, but:

- Feeling strong and healthy physically.
- Wearing shorts again for the first time in 27 years.
- Fitting in clothes that I have purchased over the years for when "I lose
- Hearing "you have such a pretty face" and not immediately be insulted
because I know what they really mean is "too bad you're so fat".
- Not being afraid of trying new things because I might look stupid
because of my weight.
- Feeling proud of myself for winning this battle.

I could go on, but there are so many. I have let my weight control my life for 20 years, I am determined to not let that ever happen again.

08-05-2013, 01:43 PM
- Being able to fit in any and all chairs comfortably
- No fear of being stared at or judged because of my weight
- The ability to do fun things without hurting/feeling tired because of all the extra weight I carry around
- Shopping for normal clothes, and hopefully a hot pair of heels
- More energy
- Not being turned down for jobs because of my weight (I know it's happened, sadly.)
- Not feeling excluded from things
- Looking friggin fabulous.

08-05-2013, 02:01 PM
I am not sure what I am looking forward to for goal, it seems so far off! Right now I am looking forward to:

Being back in normal sized clothes +/- 210 i get into size 12/14
Horse back riding lessons which is my goal reward for getting under 199

08-06-2013, 02:54 PM
- Being able to grab anything off the rack and know I'll be able to fit into it.
- Having more endurance and stamina.
- Lowering my cholesterol and risk of diabetes. Right now I'm very high on the first and borderline on the second.
- Being able to sit in a plane and have "normal" fears about crashing, not whether I'll be able to fit into the seat and asked to pay for two seats.
- Not feeling like my internal fat is helping to roast me alive in this hot weather.
- Not looking too bulky in my winter clothes.
- Not feeling like I am constantly being stared at. Sometimes I catch people staring. Sometimes I think it might be my imagination. But I hope it stops either way the closer I reach goal.
- Being able to wear cuter bras that aren't expensive, not boulder holder granny bras.

08-06-2013, 09:30 PM
So many things!
-Fitting into cute clothes from the regular section.
-Being able to find my size in clothes that I actually like.
-Be able to run a 5K, 10K, and half marathon!
-Not feeling hypocrytical for being an obese nurse.
-I had never really thought about the cute bra thing, but now I want to wear cute bras!
-Be able to go hiking without feeling like I'm dying.
-Not feel so self concious in everything I do.

08-06-2013, 10:31 PM
-Not feeling hypocrytical for being an obese nurse.


I'm a nursing student (halfway done! :carrot:) and I get the hypocrite feeling too when I'm sitting in class. I've noticed that a lot of the other students aren't just thin but seriously fit, too. One student said, "I haven't run in two weeks, so I only managed 3.5 miles yesterday."


08-06-2013, 10:50 PM
I cannot wait to be able to wear jeans and not be so uncomfortable all day! Also, it'll be nice to be able to rock some of my heels and not feel like an ogar (5'10" and larger is intense) :carrot:

08-07-2013, 09:52 AM

I'm a nursing student (halfway done! :carrot:) and I get the hypocrite feeling too when I'm sitting in class. I've noticed that a lot of the other students aren't just thin but seriously fit, too. One student said, "I haven't run in two weeks, so I only managed 3.5 miles yesterday."


When I was in nursing school, everyone smoked! I always thought that was the craziest thing even though I was one of them.

08-08-2013, 07:45 AM
When I was in nursing school, everyone smoked! I always thought that was the craziest thing even though I was one of them.

Rhonda, one of my friends had actually quit smoking, only to start back again due to all the stress. Every now and then she sees the COPD patients and it scares her enough to quit for a few days but she starts back up again when stressed.