As I was "thin" earlier this year, I can vividly remember (and cry about) the things that I miss about being thin. I'm going to purge absolutely everything I remember about being thing, and then I'm going for a run! (:
1. You don't have dressing room break downs.
You know the feeling of tearing a piece of clothing off your body trying not to cry because you absolutely HATE how it looks on you? And then giving up on the other things you were going to try on because the whole process is so horribly terrible? Yep. Doesn't happen when you're thin.
2. You can take more fashion chances.
Going off #2, when the threat of dressing room break downs is no more, you see something a little quirky or different hanging up in the store and decide to try it on just for fun. And oddly, it looks really good! When you feel thin, you are willing to expand your fashion tastes and try different things.
3. Pants don't fit so tight that you have to unbutton them surreptitiously when you sit down in a movie theater.
4. You don't feel jiggle when you run down the stairs, brush your teeth, dance, or go for a jog.
I never used to feel my arm jiggling when I brushed my teeth!
5. You stop comparing yourself to others so much.
Weight-loss stops being such a big deal. You appreciate your own body, and that positivity spreads to the way you view the world and other people's bodies. You stop automatically thinking, "Am I fatter than her?" and just enjoy meeting people. When you're less critical of yourself, you are less critical of others. Period.
6. You focus on other things finally.
You have time to do other things. Not saying you suddenly invent the cure for cancer or anything. But it feels nice not having it on your mind 24/7.
7. You can throw on anything and it looks good.
Jeans and a white t-shirt and messy hair? No worries, looks fine.
8. You don't have to go scroll through pictures to see which one you look the least fat in.
You actually don't even care if you get to see the picture or not. You're not worried about if it looks good or not.
9. You can take pictures with crazy-wacko-silly faces and it looks adorable.
Maybe I'm superficial. But it feels nice getting complimented.
11. People asking you for advice.
12. People telling you that you have inspired them.
This one truly makes you feel good about who you are.
13. Mindlessly making a healthy choice and not thinking twice.
Whole family rushes up to grab cookies at a party? You don't even notice, or mind. You continue right along in the conversation you are having.
14. Not having an effed up relationship with food.
I have a very messed up relationship with food. When I ran cross country for the first time last year, I felt the relationship changing. Healthy food = fuel for running. Fuel for running = better running. Simple. Easy. Amazing.
15. Feeling confident while wearing shorts.
I just miss shorts.
16. NOT BEING SO CRITICAL OF YOURSELF ALL THE FREAKING TIME.
17. "Is it because I'm fat?" Never comes out of your mouth.
If someone doesn't like you, you don't automatically jump to your appearance being a factor.
18. Sleeveless things.
Can't find a cardigan to match your dress? No worries, your arms look fine!
19. Working out becomes so routine that it actually stops sucking.
This, I miss. It takes a long time to get to this point but then it's bliss.
20. Your confidence spreads to other aspects of your life.
I miss this as well. Trying to get my confidence back up!
If I can think of any more I will add them.