100 lb. Club - Your 5 Favorite Things About Losing Weight...




taekwondomom
06-24-2005, 12:25 AM
What is everyones favorite things about losing weight?

Here's mine:

5. Being able to fit into clothes that were too tight (or didn't fit at all!) last time I tried them on!
4. Discovering new, stronger muscles! ("Ahhhh! What's this lump on my arm?" "Mum, that's not a lump, its a muscle!" Absolutely Fabulous; episode called "Donkey") :lol:
3. Being able to run and play with my kids without getting winded.
2. Appreciating my body and all it can do finally.
1. Knowing I'm improving my health and losing that extra fat on my own with a healthier diet and daily exercise!


DishyFishy
06-24-2005, 02:33 AM
Off the top of my head:

Sweating less. (Sorry if that's too yucky! :p )
Having more energy. :strong:
Re-discovering how delicious :T some plain foods are that I'd forgotten about in my haste to smother them in fatty sauces. :ink:

There are probably more....

Rtael
06-24-2005, 02:59 AM
1. Not being as fat.
2. Not being as fat.
3. Not being as fat.
4. Not being as fat.
5. Not being as fat.


Got the picture yet? :p


DishyFishy
06-24-2005, 03:11 AM
You left out the most important one, Rtael:
Not being as fat!
;) :D

BethC
06-24-2005, 09:13 AM
Mine are pretty based on vanity:

Being able to buy clothes in a regular store.
Looking better in my new clothes.
Looking better overall...

Also, I love the fact that the "drama" that I used to feel surrounding food is pretty much gone. I seemed to have moved it over to other parts of my life, but even when I go over my points, I don't feel that sense of digust/failure that I used to feel. It's a real accomplishment for me.

Jen415
06-24-2005, 10:09 AM
5. Wearing cute clothes and not look like a sack of potatoes
4. Getting a stronger body
3. Having better sex :devil:
2. Having more energy for #3 and for life in general
1. Increased self-confidence

NJ84
06-24-2005, 11:03 AM
1) When other people notice a change
2) When my bra fits better and I dont have so much back fat overhang
3) when you can start to see the doublechin fade
4) Seeing more and more of you're feet in the shower
5) Feeling like you're acomplishing something that you thought you couldnt

teapotdynamo
06-24-2005, 11:23 AM
Great thread! I love this stuff -- reminds us all why all the work is worth it!

1) Being able to shop in "normal" stores and find much cuter clothes (at lower prices!).
2) Not always having to ask myself, "Am I too fat to do this?" before doing something.
3) Having so much more energy.
4) The sex. Oh, man, the sex.
5) Being a STRONG WOMAN!

YP1
06-24-2005, 02:44 PM
1. Shopping
2. Compliments
3. Achieving things I never thought were possible (e.g. running 10k)
4. Energy
5. Feeling so proud of myself.

And maybe more shopping. Which is strange. I used to really hate it before, and couldn't see the attraction. But now, I walk into a shop and want to try absolutely everything on!

taekwondomom
06-24-2005, 03:21 PM
After reading everyone else's list, I think I need to add a few:

*Not being so fat! :lol: (Thanks, Rtael! That cracks me up.)
*Better sex! :o (Thanks, Jen512 and teapotdynamo!)
*Seeing the double chin fade (Double Thanks, NJ84!)

Sheila53
06-24-2005, 03:27 PM
Having one chin again.
Fitting comfortably in any chair
Being able to walk up a hill without being winded
No more plantar fascitis
Shopping at any store, and especially being able to fit in clothing at thrift/consignment stores.

taekwondomom
06-24-2005, 03:29 PM
Shopping at any store, and especially being able to fit in clothing at thrift/consignment stores.

I don't know about anyone else, I am I so looking forward to this myself!

Sheila53
06-24-2005, 03:31 PM
Looks like we posted at the same time about the chin, Laura. It's a biggie for me as you can see!

teapotdynamo
06-24-2005, 03:57 PM
Wow, I love seeing pics. You look SO FABULOUS, Sheila! It's amazing how much more *confident* everyone looks in "after" pics!

You are a great inspiration to me!

taekwondomom
06-24-2005, 03:59 PM
Looks like we posted at the same time about the chin, Laura. It's a biggie for me as you can see!
WOW! What a huge change! It doesn't even look like the same person in the photos! Amazing!

I sure can't wait until my extra chin is 86'd for good too! My double chin and my huge gut/shelf below my breasts are my two biggest issues that I can't wait to see gone. Sure they've shrunk considerably, but I want them gone!

barbygirl43
06-24-2005, 04:06 PM
Sheila you look great. I'm lucky I never really had to worry about more than one chin.

DishyFishy
06-24-2005, 06:47 PM
Wow, Sheila, you look fantastic! :)

jenne1017
06-24-2005, 07:01 PM
Being able to shave my legs and actually *SEE* where I am shaving! :lol:

howie6267
06-24-2005, 08:08 PM
The Double chin is a good one but being a man I was able to cheat that one by growing a beard. I guess you women could to but it's not as good as look for you.

1. SEX of course. I am a guy so this would have to be number 1. And with both of us losing it's just freaking amazing how much better it can be. Nugh said.

2.Being able to go anywhere and buy clothes. I love this most of all when I want to buy somthing with my favorite sports team on it.

3. Being able to fit in seats. Other peoples cars, movie seats, baseball, you name it.

4. just feeling better about life in general.

5. No being ashamed to be in public.

kykaree
06-24-2005, 08:18 PM
Hmmmmmmmmm so many good ones!

1. Having loads of energy and wanting to exercise
2. Being able to run to for public transpoert, without the paramedics following!
3. Being able to lie in bed and feel comfortable
4. Being able to walk up hill and down dale and enjoy the countryside
5. Wearing nice clothes, and showing my upper arms to the world!!!!!

Little miss teapot dynamo, I just looked at your tracker, it seemed like only yesterday you were at 199, you are going great guns.

And Sheila, what a lovely face you have!

Well done one and all!!!!

Lifeguard
06-25-2005, 01:05 AM
I love when you start to be able to bend & move without feeling the fat get in the way!

suunflowrr
06-25-2005, 01:24 AM
I love this thread!

1. Being able to wear everything in my closet!
2. Being able to wear zippered jeans!
3. Being able to climb stairs without my knees giving out half way!
4. Going into a dressing room with size 18's only to find out I need a 16!
5. The compliments!
6. (I know but I couldn't resist) Being able to fit comfortably in my bathtub!