happily engage in a certain salacious activity in physical arrangements that, before, were more difficult.
I've been stalling mentally again in my new decade, which bums me. However, after getting quite a few nice surprises recently from my better fitness levels, I decided to take an inventory of all the awesome things I can do now that I've lost 50 pounds. The one above just happens to be my newest discovery.
So, what can you do, now that you've lost some weight?
Mini-Goal #1: 220 - Achieved 09.17.12
Mini-Goal #2: 210 - Achieved 01.03.13
Mini-Goal #3: Onederland!! - Achieved 03.26.13
Mini-Goal #4: 189 - Achieved 07.25.13
Mini-Goal #5: 179
Mini-Goal #6: 169
Last edited by Song of Surly : 07-18-2013 at 10:52 AM.
I have serious pain and fatigue problems. What really got me going when I committed again a year and a half ago was the frustration and helplessness I was feeling over my health. Losing weight was one of the few things under my control that could impact how I feel - it was important for me right then to seize onto that and realize there was something I had control over.
I still have severe fatigue and pain issues, so from the outside the change might look minimal - but I removed a small added burden, and every little bit counts for so much.
Hubby can't always keep up with me when we're out and about (and I used to struggle to even keep up at his pace on a five minute trip to the grocery store).
I can cross my legs for the first time ever, something I couldn't even do as a teenager.
Bending over to pick anything up off the floor used to be an impossible feat, but it's no problem now.
I no longer begrudge anything about themeparks (turnstiles, fitting on rides, tons of standing in line, and all-day walking). Well ok, I might still begrudge the expense.
No more fear of whether or not I'll fit in a seat (especially theaters), or breaking any seats for that matter.
I can literally walk for miles now, when at one time it was impossible to just walk from one end of the room to the other.
Before taking my pregnancy break, I was able to jog a non-stop half mile and was working my way up to doing a 5k. I plan on starting over with C25K once the baby's here. And again, at one time it was impossible for me to walk from one end of the room to the other!
I haven't had an asthma attack in over a year.
My diabetes is in remission, without any medications! And no signs of gestational diabetes either.
I don't think I "belong" on this thread as I gain back everything again with this pregnancy. But when I was near goal, I loved that I could run! I was running up to 7 miles outside without stopping! I was working towards doing a half marathon. Most. amazing. feeling. EVER.
Now that I've gained the weight back, I can't cross my legs anymore and when I climb stairs my knee clicks, doesn't hurt, but clicks. I can't blame the pregnancy as I do not carry the baby in my leg! Nope, its from the extra nearly 100 lbs...
2007- 230 lbs to 160 lbs after baby #1 Boy
2010- 220 lbs to 145 lbs after baby #2 Boy
2013 - 215 lbs to 157 lbs after baby #3 Boy
Baby #4 - It's a Girl! born 3-19-15
This may be TMI, I am just getting started again with weightloss. I have lost 6 lbs, know what a 6 lb difference can be? I can wipe easier! There, I said it. I know some of you ladies know what I am talking about. hahaha
I can tie my shoes without holding my breath.
I can run, and not have things continue to shake for several seconds after I stop.
I have way more style options ... at 300+ pounds, I never wore skirts, dresses, shorts, belts, fitted clothes, tank tops, etc.
Seatbelts and chairs fit every time.
I can step on a longboard and not worry about it cracking.
I don't have to worry about weight restrictions on things! (rides, horseback riding, etc)
I am still 30 pounds from goal, but I think I am able to do pretty much all of the things that thin people do effortlessly. I try to think of these things when I'm impatient w my slow losing. Even if I stay right here, my life is so much easier and more comfortable!
I totally agree about the salacious activities, Surley! lol we just fit together better and I have more energy. Plus, I swear that ketosis has a positive effect on libido. Others -- definitely crossing legs is FUN, fitting right in furniture, getting in and out of the car.
I am not a bath person, but I no longer look at my bathtub and worry I wouldn't fit in it anyway.
Tonight I think I'm gonna paint my toenails myself! The last time I did that I think I got redfaced and out of breath.
type I diabetic and mama to ds1 (9/14/03) and ds2 (2/11/09)
sometimes vlc, sometimes pure carnivore, always once-a-day feeding
yeah, i'm super digging the sex life. i can especially tell a difference now that i've started putting on muscle. and yes, heels! being able to wear heels is great. also not having to worry about whether or not you'll break something when you sit on it constantly...