What is your "Petty" Reason to Lose Weight?
Part of it's to get back to to the size I was when I knew I would never have to settle because I could have pretty well anyone I set my sites on.
Part of it is to to a physical representation of how much better I've become since leaving my ex.8
To be hotter than the dude's baby mama8
I want my boobs to shrink. No idea how much they will, but it's worth a try, right? If only spot reduction was real...9
I ride a motorbike and I want to look hot in leathers, not like an over stuff sausage.
Also I don’t dress how I want to at the moment simple because The sizes don’t fit me, I want to be able to go into any shop and know I can fit into the clothes I want.11
twistedhailstone wrote: »I ride a motorbike and I want to look hot in leathers, not like an over stuff sausage.
Also I don’t dress how I want to at the moment simple because The sizes don’t fit me, I want to be able to go into any shop and know I can fit into the clothes I want.
Same! I don't wear leathers, but my first riding jacket was men's because I couldn't find a women's jacket that was big enough/long enough for me. I'm 6' with short hair, I looked like a man riding the bike.
This year, I bought a women's jacket. I have a shape! My hubby and I went to the store earlier in the season to pick them out, and the lady at the store commented on how I was swimming in my jacket, and had a blast trying all different styles/sizes on me. I was shocked at the size I ended up buying (in a good way).9
To fit back in to the clothes I grew out of! ( and then shrink out of them as I get to my actual goal. I got really close to a healthy weight 3 years ago but let it slip, quite a bit, in the order of 20+lb)5
I like feeling beautiful for myself.
There is no way to word this without being conceited, but I'm a union carpenter and a waitress and soon to be a bartender... so I'm constantly getting hit on, numbers, etc... and it's very uncomfortable mostly because I dont see my beauty for myself. And I want to re-create that space. I lost 77 lbs last year and felt beautiful. And then I regained 35 of it because I let the stress of living in a bad relationship take over... now I'm 8 lbs of that down and still going and so excited to start glowing again 💕16
Good for you!! Keep going! As a married mom of 5 I would love to get hit on/noticed once in awhile. That’s another petty reason for me.. I’d love to be noticed again!! 😉10
hawkinsmama wrote: »Honestly, I want to have hot sex with the lights on and not worry about what I look like.
If they're having sex with you, they think you're hot and aren't worried about any of your "flaws." Don't worry gorgeous, you don't need to lose weight to give them a show!
I'm lifting my tail off for multiple reasons, but some of my petty reasons are looking athletic for the first time in my life, being able to wear hot/sexy outfits, and keeping up with my sister/friends who are all in fantastic shape. I was always the "fat" one, and that is no longer the case. I also feel like I have to keep up with my husband who is easily the most attractive man of all our friends/family. I want to look like I belong by his side.7
Ironwoman1111 Posts: 3,913 Memberdarklyndsea wrote: »I want my boobs to shrink. No idea how much they will, but it's worth a try, right? If only spot reduction was real...
Seriously? That’s my nightmare come true!😱 I’m so worried I’ll go beyond and never get them 🥥 🥥 back!😭 that’s my good fat 🤣hawkinsmama wrote: »I normally wouldn’t post something like that but decided, “What the hell!” It’s the truth! 😉
I know what you mean. Try candles! Also, have you seen “I feel pretty” on Netflix? So funny! If you haven’t go watch it while you go on the treadmill. 😂
I’ll check it out. Always looking for good shows! Thanks!!0
Latingal19 wrote: »darklyndsea wrote: »I want my boobs to shrink. No idea how much they will, but it's worth a try, right? If only spot reduction was real...
Seriously? That’s my nightmare come true!😱 I’m so worried I’ll go beyond and never get them 🥥 🥥 back!😭 that’s my good fat 🤣
Like most things, there's a happy medium. A K cup? Not a good amount of boob. For one thing, it's impossible to find shirts that fit. For another, my back hurts.8
To be able to shop anywhere instead of going to a specialty store or the three racks pushed in the back at Wal-Mart.9
To walk into a stressful work meeting and not be the fattest one there.8
Sigh... well... so I can rock bomb *kitten* tight clothes without the extra belly. Superficial petty reason.
Also, I am a physician and I cannot see myself telling a patient to lose weight and be heavy myself. I feel a lot of health professionals let themselves go (stressful profession, long hours of studying, etc). To then have to take care of someone else’s health, when you can’t even take care of yourself, seems reckless. (Legitimate reason).
Another petty reason is because of my family, mainly mother, sister and even some in laws . Weight has always been an issue, and my family had a very love-hate relationship with food. My mom never encouraged us to do any sport/extracurricular physical activities, nor eating more veggies/fruits. Then she would expect us to be in a healthy weight. I would remember trying to not eat junk food, my mom would guilt trip me into buying it for us, and in the middle of me eating, would blurt out the meanest comments about my weight. It was always something about me. Then tried to link the fact that I’m gay because I’m fat. She would say the meanest and nonsensical comments.11
nickssweetheart wrote: »My petty reason is that a doctor said I couldn't.
Seriously, I was referred to an orthopedist of all people, and he said "Let's be real, you're never going to lose the weight" and offered me a card for his friend that does WLS.
From my primary care doctor who knows me and has charted my progress and knows that although I'm heavy I have no blood pressures/diabetes/pre-diabetes issues, and that I gained the last bit of weight during an extremely difficult period while I was on medication and had untreated hypothyroidism, I WANT to be able to have a discussion about my weight. With the guy who is supposed to tell me if I need ankle surgery who also has a physique like Santa Claus himself?
Not so much.
What a terrible and unprofessional physician. It’s infuriating to read this. They probably feel disgusting about themselves to actually say something like this. Continue your journey and show them!
I like feeling beautiful for myself.
There is no way to word this without being conceited, but I'm a union carpenter and a waitress and soon to be a bartender... so I'm constantly getting hit on, numbers, etc... and it's very uncomfortable mostly because I dont see my beauty for myself. And I want to re-create that space. I lost 77 lbs last year and felt beautiful. And then I regained 35 of it because I let the stress of living in a bad relationship take over... now I'm 8 lbs of that down and still going and so excited to start glowing again 💕
Oh man how i agree with you. I actually lost 55lbs and maintained it for 2 years. I've gained 25 lbs back due when i got in a relationship. I just don't feel i have the confidence i did back then. I felt beautiful, strong, and healthy. I want heads to turn when I strut my stuff. hahah or at least a glance.2
jlsmith4439 Posts: 53 MemberI would like to buy whatever clothes I want and not look ridiculous. I would like my daughter to grow up with a healthy relationship towards food so she never has to endure the pain and struggle I been dealing with13
I used to be a DIV 1 athlete in college and in amazing shape. I have been with my husband for close to a decade and we have both gained 20-30 lbs each. We have a beach wedding coming up with some college friends and don't want to be the couple that let ourselves go after college.12
It’s not a petty reason. I have arthritis in both knees. Some days they hurt more than other days but they always hurt going upstairs. Some days they really hurt, just wallking. I asked the Doctor what can I do to help my knees. He said to walk. The worse thing you can do is sit and rest them. They will just get stiffer. The other thing is to keep your weight low. The more weight you gain, the more pain you will have. I’m not looking for more pain. So I am working on my weight now.22
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