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100 Reasons Why

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  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 52 of 100 Reasons Why:

    To find out if my face shape is something OTHER than just round!
  • bebeisfitbebeisfit Member Posts: 917 Member Member Posts: 917 Member
    @WaterLily82 thanks so much for this thread!

    To regain my swagger

    To wear all the cute clothes in my closet.

    To see my feet again! My belly has expanded greatly this past year

  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    @bebeisfit love those reasons!! Especially getting your swagger back! Get it, girl 💕
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 53 of 100 Reasons Why:

    To climb mountains 🏔

    Currently there’s no way I’d be able hike up a mountain at my weight. And getting back down? With MY knees?! I’d be better off sitting on my butt and scooting! But someday, once I’ve lost enough weight to take the pressure off my knees, I hope to be able to get to the very top and enjoy the gorgeous views and the fruits of my labor.
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 54 of 100 Reasons Why:

    To make a good first impression.

    Humans are very visual creatures and when a person sees someone who is morbidly overweight many assumptions are made right off the bat. They probably don’t even realize they’re doing it. First impressions are very important and I am tired of being judged and characterized a certain way because of the size of body rather than by my talents, my mind, my heart and the strength of my character.
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 56 of 100 Reasons Why:

    To fit in the booth at a restaurant
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 57 of 100 Reasons Why:

    Because fat is hot!

    With summer coming I want avoid being a sweaty mess but all this extra insulation just makes me overheat 🥵
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 58 of 100 Reasons Why:

    I earned 3 Zone Minutes on my Fitbit trying to wriggle and squeeze into my bathing suit from last year 🤦🏻‍♀️
  • stortinastortina Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    @WaterLily82 thank you for this thread! I admit that I have stolen some of your ideas to make my own list, and am up to 15 reasons. I love that I can add to this and look back on it to motivate myself when I'm feeling down. This is a great idea, thank you so much for sharing.
    1. My partner has overhauled physically and mentally over the last few years so we can have a baby together. This is the change I have to make, this is my contribution, for our mutual happiness, so we can start a family together.
    2. To prove my partner’s faith in me is not misplaced, that I am committed to our goal, and our relationship, and improve our relationship generally.
    3. To stop ignoring my body, get out of the rut I am in, and do something to better myself and change something about myself that is wholly within my own power to fix. To knuckle down, push through, and get it done. No more excuses!
    4. To stop feeling all these niggles, aches, and pains – back aches, plantar fasciitis – and thereby stop whingeing about them. To feel sprightly in the mornings, to be able to get up and get on with my day without limping.
    5. To feel the same body temperature as everyone else, and not sweat like a pig and be hot and uncomfortable all the time even when it’s cold out. To be able to wear long sleeved tops to work without overheating in the air conditioning.
    6. To change my relationship with food. To eat only when hungry and stop when satisfied. To acknowledge that overeating is not normal, and to learn to eat smaller portions and to stop eating when I’m full, even if there’s still food on my plate. It doesn’t matter that it might be a bit wasteful to leave the food, it doesn’t HAVE to be eaten, it’s OK to leave some behind.
    7. To get fitter so I’m not out of breath so quickly.
    8. To be more flexible, e.g., comfortably paint my toenails, or scratch my back
    9. To be able to shop in regular stores and buy fashionable fitted clothes that aren’t the shape of sacks. To be able to wear button up shirts without needing to pin the gaps shut.
    10. To look and feel better in clothes, and out of them! So my partner will be more attracted to me, and I will be less ‘smothering’ when we cuddle.
    11. To go shopping to buy new clothes because everything I own is too BIG, with my head held high with pride, instead of because it’s all too tight.
    12. To be able to wear a skirt in summer and walk in the heat without chafing.
    13. To avoid obesity related medical issues in the future.
    14. For double-chinless selfies – loved this one! <3
    15. To walk lighter so that the house doesn’t shake, and the floorboards don’t creak

    And I'm sure there's more to come as I think of them. I have bookmarked this thread :)
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    @stortina so many great reasons!! A lot of us overweight people are in the same boat so we have the same reasons but other reasons are more individual. I love that this thread motivates you! Thinking about the “Whys” is a big motivator for me, too. Keep checking in and keep the reasons coming!! ❤️
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 59 of 100 Reasons Why:

    I’d love to go kayaking. When I see people out gliding across the pond or through the salt marshes, effortlessly skimming across the water and it looks so peaceful & easy to me. But I know the second I try to step into a kayak my awkwardness coupled with my weight will make it tip over, sending me straight into the water! 😂
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    @speyerj YES!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 61 of 100 Reasons Why:

    So that clothes fit my body properly.

    No more tugging down my t-shirt to cover my fupa or wearing jeans that are tight on my waist, baggy on the butt and bunching up around my legs. No more bras that fit snuggly around me, emphasizing my back fat, but with cups that are too large. No more choosing a bathing suit based solely upon how much of me they’ll cover up or hiding in oversized hoodie sweatshirts all winter long. No more!
  • stortinastortina Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    No more bras that fit snuggly around me
    I took my bra expander off today <3 felt pretty damn good!!
  • bebeisfitbebeisfit Member Posts: 917 Member Member Posts: 917 Member
    Money!

    There's a closet full of clothes that used to fit.

    Treats and junk food bought nearly every day.. a candy bar, ice cream etc add up to more than a gym membership.
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
  • WaterLily82WaterLily82 Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member Member, Premium Posts: 129 Member
    Day 62 of 100 Reasons Why:

    For better posture
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