More energy. I can hike when I'm not so fluffy - which I have no energy to do otherwise. And living in AK - there's not a lot to do BUT hike sometimes. I'm totally winded after climbing a few stairs.
More confidence. I want intimacy way less with a little added fluff, no matter how much lingerie I buy.
More beauty! When I'm healthier, my hair, and my skin, and my body just seem to glow. You can TELL I feel good, from the inside out.
More comfortable. Clothes fit better, which makes me feel like my skin fits better, and my life fits better. Weird right? But totally true.
I think that's what it really comes down to. Life fits better. I don't have to worry about my hammy thighs not letting me fit under the steering wheel (I have super short legs so I have to get as close as possible). I don't have to worry about tight jeans and muffin tops. I don't have to worry about hiking an extra half mile, and whether or not it's going to be the end of me. I just don't have to worry as much. I feel super narcissistic when I'm over weight because I'm always worrying about the next big obstacle that's going to come. And when I'm healthier - there's just not that many things to worry about. I feel like when I'm over weight, I spend SO much of my energy thinking about how everything will effect me and trying to find some kind of balance. It's always all about me in my head. My hammy thighs, my crap lungs, my zero stamina. There are billions of people in this world, and my thighs should not have to be a priority in my thought process!
My skin fits, and I'm less stressed when I'm the healthier version of me.
Last edited by GradPhase; 04-27-2010 at 02:32 AM.