Reasons to lose weight

I wrote this list 2 years ago when I started to get serious about WLS.. I was over 440 at the time

Because I want to be able to walk to the mail box.

Because I want to be able to help my Grandma garden.

I want to be able to cook dinner or do dishes without sitting in a chair

Because I want to be able to walk around the mall without getting short of breath and wanting to cry.

Because I want to be able to walk around the park for events or street fairs without wanting to die before I am half way done.

Because I want to be able to walk on the beach in the sand.

Because I want to play in the waves and be able to walk out through slushy wet sand.

Because I want to travel by plane.Because I want to be able to drive long distances without my knees hurting so badly.

Because I want to be able to sight see when I travel.

Because I want to be able to fit into booths in restaurants.Because I want to not have to worry I will get too big for my car.

Because I want to be able to drive safely without a seatbelt extender.

Because I want to be able to sit in any chair without fear of collapse or getting stuck.

Because I want to be able to ride amusement park rides (I haven’t been able to since I was 16)

Because I am tired of having to squeeze through tight spots and ending up with bruises.

Because I want to have a lap not just a knee.

Because I want to be able to sit on the floor without having my legs strait out in front of me.Because I want to be able to get up off the floor and not look like a fat 2 year old with my butt up in the air.

Because I want to be able to get in and out of a swimming pool using a ladder.

Because I want to be able to cross my legs not my ankles.Because I want to bend over without making an umph noise.

I want to be able to trim my toenails.

I want to be able to polish my own toenailsI want to be able to shave my legs.

I want to be able to put on my shoes without just slipping my foot into them.

Because my cholesterol was too high.

I want to be in as good as shape as my grandma at least.I want to not sweat with the least amount of effort.Because my triglycerides were too high.

Because I want to be able to ride a bike.

Because I want to be able to go walking around the neighborhood.

I want to be able to actually swim laps not just float.

I am tried of being the fattest person in the room.

I am tired of being the fattest person I know personally.

I am tired of being the fattest person in my family (both sides)

I am tired of Hurting so badly.

I am tried of every step being an effort.

I want to be able to buy clothes in plus size stores not just catalogs.

I want to be able to buy clothes in any store.

I want to have more choice of what I can wear.

I don’t want to HAVE to sew my own clothing.

I am tired of bathing suits that look like knee length dresses when wet.

I want to keep walking.

I want to dance at all.

I want to someday have my knees replaced.

I want One Size Fits All clothes to actually fit me.

I want to be able to wear rings and not have it look like I am retaining water.

I want to be able to wear bangle bracelets.

I want to feel healthier.

I want to be healthier.

I want to enjoy my life more

I want to know I can change my life

I want to know I am strong enough to fix what I destroyed (my health)

I want to not always get so much sicker than everyone else

I want to be able to buy a pretty braI want to be able to use a regular tape measure (not a quilting one)

I want to be able to shop in any store for anything

I want to be able to shop in a store without a motor cart

I want to be able to stand in line if I need to.

I want to be able to weigh on a normal medical scale

Because I want to weigh on a regular home scale

I want to actually see something through to the end

I want someone to be able to hug me and get their arms all the way around me

I am tired of being bigger around then I am tall

I miss my cheekbones, I have nice high cheekbones and you can’t see them.

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One response to “Reasons to lose weight

  1. Love your reasons… may have to borrow some of them for my personal self (not published online at all). You were much better articulating many of the same things I have as reasons.

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