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Postby Dolly » Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:47 pm

Anytime you feel you've had enough and can't go on, just read what some dieting women have written. You Can Do This!
Please feel free to add to the list.


1. To not have to think up some excuse for not doing something because you are too fat.
2. To buy clothing in the "regular" section of the store.
3. To not get stuck in a turnstyle.
4. So you won't look the other way when you see yourself in a mirror.
5. So you don't feel like you're not worthy to be around other people.
6. So your bra doesn't constantly cut into you.
7. So you fit behind the wheel of your car without your belly pressing on the wheel.
8. So that you feel great and as healthy as you can be!
9. So that you can live your life without denying yourself the things you love to do because of your weight.
10. To be the best you can be, because you deserve it!
11. So you wont have to cringe when the ski tech asks your weight to adjust your bindings.
12. So you tuck your shirt into your pants.
13. One word - swimsuit!
14. So you can finally see your feet!
15. So you can tie your shoes just by bending over.
16. So you won't feel like a heart attack is coming on when you climb one flight of steps.
17. so you won't be discriminated against!!!
18. So you can do the sports you would love to do.
19. so you can feel in control of yourself!
20. So you don't have to buy clothes with sequins and round necks.
21. So your feet don't throb with pain at night from supporting all that weight for hours.
22. So you can run around with your kids or grandkids.
23. So you don't have to worry if the seats in a restaurant or theatre will be big enough for you.
24. so your life doesn't revolve around your weight!
25. so you don't always feel like the fattest person everywhere you go!
26. See only ONE chin when you look in the mirror.
27. So you never have to hear the statement "She would be such a pretty girl if only she weren't so fat"
28. To witness the reappearance of something called a belly button.
29. To stop saying, "When I lose weight, I'll ..."
30. To never see yourself in a picture and wonder who that fat woman is.
31. To be able to ride a horse without everybody staring and feeling sorry for the poor creature.
32. to be able to walk on sand and not be completely out of breathe.
33. to take part in a walkathon and not have to make excuses.
34. to sit in any chair and not worry if it will hold you!
35. To Never have to worry about flap rash
36. To wear panty hose comfortably!
37. To feel like I move with grace and not a lumbering gait.
38. To feel sexy again.
39. To be here when the kids are grown.
40. To be recognizable to the people you grew up with.
41. To not need an extention belt to sit in an airplane seat.
42. To say, I'd prefer a table to a booth..and make excuses why.
43. To be able to take on a terrorist single handidly while fellow travelers look on...LOL
44. To be able to say "No, thank you I'm full" and mean it.
45. To throw out all the Lane Bryant, Silhouette, and Roamans catalog.
46. To wear a smaller pair of jeans than my husband.
47. To be able to play catch with my nephew and not collapse from exhaustion.
48. To be able to wear a tight fitting skirt, and have a butt curve, not a butt flap.
49. To be able to sit down without trying to arrange your belly into a comfortable roll.
50. To be able to eat what you want without people looking at you like "should you really be eating that?"
51. To never hear again- "it's really not healthy to be carrying around that kind of weight" from "sympathetic family"... (as if i didn't know this!!).
52. Wear a two-piece bathing suit
53. Have a sexy photo shoot and nobody thinks this is a joke.
54. Have the sales clerk, ask you if you wear a size 8.
55. To have to choose between the zillions of clothes the ones you like the most, because they all look great on you.
56. To get whistled at again, just one more time.
57. To not have so much weight on painful knees.
58. To get back into all of my pretty clothes that are hanging in my closets.
59. To wear my smaller nurses uniforms and look good.
60. To not be the biggest nurse in the place.
61. To feel and look sexy again and to want censored again.
62. To be able to ride a roller coaster again with my husband.
63. To be able to wear sexy lingerie.
64. To not feel self-conscious when I meet new people or end up in a new situation.
65. To be judges by accomplishments and not on appearance.
66. To be able to tie my shoes with ease and have the bow in the middle, not on the side.
67. To look forward to going to a class reunion.
68. To feel proud to be on my husband's arm at a party.
69. To have a man flirt with me just one more time.
70. To shop in a glassware store without fear of knocking things off the shelf with my hips.
71. To take a bath and fit in the bathtub with water swirling AROUND me!
72. To take a bath and have water collect in places like collar bone indentations!
73. To be able to undress in the light.
74. To not jiggle when you walk.
75. To not hate what you have become physically.
76. To love yourself.
77. So that I don't wear all my pants out between the legs from what I call "Chub rub"
78. So I can wake up each morning and not worry about what I'm going to put on the hides the most amount of fat
79. To be able to cross my legs like a normal person.
80. To not have little kids giggle or stare at me anymore.
81. To hear the term "morbidly obese" and know it does not pertain to me.
82. To have a lap again.
83. To not have to look for stores or catalogues that carry plus, queen, XXL, and misses sizes and buy anywhere I want.
84. to wear a thong ,if I want to.
85. buy sexy underthings and not have the 'cute' sales girl look at you like "why bother?"
87. be able to paint my toenails without breaking into a sweat or having to ask for help.
88. To look in the mirror and know that the outside is as pretty as the inside.
89. To not be too embaressed to discuss a healthy diet with my cardiac patients.
90. to not just look happy but to also look good at my children's weddings.
91. To see my doctor and be proud instead of embaressed.
92. Get better Tips from my customers.
93. Fit in ALL the rides at Cedar Point.
94. Be able to go running or biking for more than 10 minutes without running out of breathe or having to stop.
95. to be able to run again
96. to never again have a rash between my thighs from them rubbing together
97. to not feel that awful ache in my lower back when I walk for more than a few blocks
98. To not be embarrassed to say the real number when someone ask you how much you weigh
99. To actually be the weight that it says you are on your drivers lincense
100. To be able to look at photos of yourself without thinking that the camera really does put on twenty pounds.
101. To not have breast the size of watermelons.
102. To never again get "THAT LOOK" from the people you are crammed in next to on the airplane.
103. To enjoy, really enjoy, the taste of food again.
104. Owning a piece of clothing that shows all the curves is a good thing instead of a scary thing.
105. Call Lane Bryant, Avenue, Romaans, etc. and ask them to remove your name from their mailing list.
106. In a group not to be referred to as the "fat one".
107. To not assume that I am not going to be respected or liked because of my size.
108. To not get that funny look in a restaurant when you are eating something healthy.
109. to no longer need a bra that can double as a water balloon launcher!
110. To walk confidently across the pool deck, remove your cover-up without shame, and dive gracefully into the pool.
111. To just be a face in the crowd
112. Not to be ask if your ok on a long walk
113. To be able to get up graciously from the floor after playing with my grandchildren.
114. To have my husband get speechitis (speechlessness) again! LOL
115. To be able to get out of the waterbed with ease instead of rollllllin' out.
116. To be able to say "I AM WORTH IT!"
117. Not to have my underwear catch on fire while exercising.....thigh rubbing! hehe
118. To try on three sizes of the same item of clothing, and the SMALLEST one fits!
119. To quit having family talk about my weight behind my back.
120. To have my husband ask for another picture of me for his desk. (current one is six years old when I was skinny)
121. To be healthy and not the poster girl for risk for any diseases.
122. To have a friend try to set you up and not have it fail on the "well, what does she look like?"
123. To feel confident that a guy talking to you is actually interested in you and not your friend.
124. To stop wondering what your life would be like if you were thin.
125. To wear blue jeans again.
126. To not have to buy clothes with a "W" or "X" on the tag.
127. To be able to bend over and tie my shoes and breath all at the same time!
128. To not have people call you two chins!
129. To buy something, anything off the rack and have it look great on you... and not pay twice what a thin person would pay for clothes.
130. To look in the mirror and think "Oh! Thats me! :-)" and not "Oh Gawd! Hide the mirrors"
131. So I can walk past a group of giggling teenagers and not feel like they are laughing at me
132. So that nasty acid reflux heartburn problem resolves itself
133. So next Halloween I'm a "Belly Dancer" instead of "Nun-Plus Size"
134. So I could have a healthy pregnancy (and everything from 1-129!)
135. So your bathroom floor isn't constantly covered with the medicated powder you slather everywhere that flaps.
136. So your husband doesn't worry about your breathing and snoring at night.
137. So the lady at the license bureau doesn't roll her eyes when you say nothing has changed and your weight on the license is what you weighed in high school.
138. So you can run as fast as the little kids in your life, without gasping for air.
139. So you can read a book comfortably in a recliner and not have to "look over a mountain."
140. So you can take care of your feet without strange acrobatic moves or a visit to the doctor.
141. So I can wear high heels again.
142. So I can bey shoes that aren't double wide.
143. So the 70 & 80-year-olds don't pass me in the local charity run.
144. So my kids won't be embarassed to admit I am their mom.
145. To be able to live long enough & be healthy enough to enjoy my grandchildren!
146. To be able to see the indentations from my collarbone! (Do I have one?)
147. So I can sit at a booth in a resturant
148. To not be embarrassed to walk through a shopping center with my slim and petite friend.
149. To be able to sit comfortably in an auditorium seat
150. To be able to shave my legs comfortably in a shower stall ( I don't have a bathtub)
151. To be able to wear "one size fits all" clothing and belts
152. To stop taking medications for conditions directly related to my weight
153. To know that if I fail at something, or someone dislikes me, it is not due to a prejudice against "fat people"
154. Not to be embarrassed when walking with friends about the size of my shadow compared to their's
155. To not be able to rest my plate on my "Top Roll" when eating at tableless meals.
156. To not be afraid to rise from an armed chair for fear of ripping side pants pockets open.
157. To be able to ride a bicycle without looking like a caricature.
158. To put the same amount of food on my plate as others and not have people frown.
159. Get rid of my diabetes.
160. Be able to find pretty clothes.
161. Be able to get into a booth at a restaurant.
162. Have people stop asking not only "when are you due" but also "how many are you having"
163. To have my best friend (who is a guy) tell me how hot I look just like he does with all the skinny girls that we see.
164. To not care anymore how much I weigh because I look and feel good.
165. To not cry out of jealousy when I see beautiful thin girls on TV and in magazines.
166. To get into shape for the new man I just met in an internet personals site.
167. Go to your 10 year class reunion and not sit in the corner looking to see who has gained more weight that you.
168. To know that when you husband says "You still look good to me" that he really means it.
169. To not be the fattest one at the office and have the skinny ones constantly talk about dieting in front of you.
170. So you dont have to keep buying bigger underwear every 6 months
171. So people dont keep saying, you have a pretty face, (what about the rest of my body)
172. So your children wont sit under you for shade
173. Need to lose weight so the nurse will not write obese on your chart for all medical personnel to see. Now that sucks
174. So I can sit at a table and not have to lean so far to keep my shirt clean.
175. So my short dont ride up between my thighs
176. So I dont have to reach so far to type on my keyboard
177. To be able to wear my chaps and leather jacket and look good
178. To be able to get on my motorcycle a little gracefully
179. to be able to participate in the biker women fashion show
180. To be able to wear a leather thong and halter
181. to walk into Victoria's Secret with confidence as if it is something I've always done;
182. to clean house naked;
183. to cook naked;
184. to not bother getting dressed at all on Saturday morning . . .or afternoon . . .or night . . .;
185. to sleep naked;
186. to stay naked until the alarm goes off Monday morning and I have to shower and dress for work . . . (I'm really not a perv, I promise!)
187. So I don't need my CPAP machine anymore.
188. So I can walk 50 miles on the coast of Washington.
189. To set a good example with my boyfriend, who while not as heavy as I am has a history of diabetes and early heart attacks in his family. His father had his first heart attack at age 36 and died at 57.
190. To show some gratitude to my dh who has always stuck with me.
191. To support my wonderful Ultimate Challenge team.
192. Because I'm already doing lots better with my asthma since losing 23 pounds.
193. Because I know it will be good for my career.
194. So clothes in the vintage shops will fit me.
195. Because I hate weighing more than my 80 yr old grandmother ever has.
196. To recapture some of the fun of being young for both myself and my husband.
197. To inspire my son to always make goals and achieve them.
198. To look like the kind of class act--sophisticated and confident--that I really am.
199. So people will stop noticing my weight and start paying attention to my brains.
200. Because all this walking is starting to be fun.
201. I feel so much better when I don't overeat.
202. Because I want to get thin while I am still (somewhat) (relatively) young.
203. Because I have some really cool clothes hiding in the back of my closet.
204. Because I want to be an inspiration for my mother and sister.
205. Because I want to "own" my accomplishments, not always feel that because I am fat I will never measure up no matter how many of them I chalk up.
206. Because I'm frightened to death of breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. etc. etc.
207. For the look on my dh's face every time he notices I've lost more weight.
208. Because when I catch my dh checking out my shape I can be proud not nervous.
209. I've never wanted to yo-yo, but I've always wondered what it would be like to yo.
210. So when I finally get to Paris and NY, everyone won't stare because of my weight.
211. So I could wear thong underwear and not look like a sumo wrestler.
212. So when I get attention from men, I don't think- What does he really want?
213. To have my son's friends refer to me as "hot" like they do for the other moms
214. To prove to my son-in-laws that I really was thin and sexy once and can be again.
215. To think of myself as a woman not a fat person.
216. So my butt doesn't knock my purse off my shoulder all the time.
217. To wear leather pants or a leather dress and not feel like I'm wearing the whole cow!
218. To be checked out in the rear view mirror, by the driver in front of you, and not be immediately dismissed as fat.
219. To be able to concieve and have a healthy baby and pregnancy.
220. To be able to wear an off the rack wet suit and less than 20 lbs on my weight belt when I dive.
221. For my husband and me to be able to fit in a canoe without exceeding the weight capacity.
222. To be able to hike down to the creek behind the house and back with the dogs on a pretty spring day.
223. To have my parents stop clipping articles for me on weight loss and weight related health issues . . .because the article made them think of me.
224. To go back to that hotel and to be able to fit the negligee (sp?) I wore the first night my dh and I were together for the first time and see that look on his face again.
225. To go skinny dipping in the moonlight.
226. To not be afraid to learn to hang glide or parashute (sp?) because I think the harness will brake.
227. So I don't have to take high blood pressure medicine or Diuretics anymore!
228. So I can go for a LONG walk without my knees or ankles or hip aching!
229. SO I can STOP taking Ibuprofen!!!
230. SO I can be alive when I have grandchildren.
231. I want to STOP wearing PLUS SIZE clothing!
232. SO, won't feel self-conscious eating in front of other people at a social event...always thinking they are watching HOW MUCH THE FAT LADY EATS!!!
233. Mostly...just to be healthy...and be a good example for my children!
234. So I can flaunt myself in front of ex's
235. So I can watch myself in video's with my 3-year old
236. So I can have my wedding dress taken in and re-do all of my wedding pictures-a size 9!
237. So that people will stop wondering what my husband is doing with someone like me.
238. So that I won't be afraid to meet my husband's co-workers.
239. So that my kids will stop poking me in the belly like the Pillsbury Doughboy.
240. So that my kids won't tell me that the new (heavy and unattractive) teacher in school, looks just like me.
241. So my daughter will stop asking why my belly is not flat like hers and daddys
242. So I do not feel bad about how I look when clients meet me in person at our annual meetings. Especially those who think I should do voice over work or tell me how sexy my voice is.
243. To be able to go to the hairdresser and genuinely say "That looks Good" and like the slim face in the mirror.
244. To fall and not see the look of horror in the faces of the nice people who come to help me up.
245. To be able to creep up behind my kids to surprize them, right now they can hear me from a mile away!
246. To go to the dentist or hair dresser and pray that when they start to move the chair up, that the chair will actually move up instead of just sitting at its lowest hight with the gears whirring.
247. To go to my kids school and not have some kid say "Is that YOUR mother?" to my children and then whisper something to another child and have them laugh as my children stand there looking sad.
248. To be able to zip up my winter coat without having to suck in my stomach.
249. To be albe to get in a churh pew without having to stand on my tippy toes so my stomach, hips, and butt are above the opening.
250. To be able to do a front roll in Tae Kwon Do class.
251. Not to hear that rattle when you walk. I especially hate walking anywhere where there is glassware!
252. To be able to go into a non-handicapped bathroom stall and not have to do that sidestep-slide move!
253. To be able to get out of a deep, cushy chair/couch with out having to roll out.
254. to not stare into the mirror transfixed, horrified and disgusted at how fat i am.
255. to stop thinkin that i might as well become asexual because no guy in his right mind would want somethin that's as fat as me.
256. to not have to sneak under the covers so my husband can't see how fat I am
257. to stop having to go to the "specialty" stores to find clothes that fit
258. to be able to pull a bra off the rack and have it fit!
259. To not feel embrassed to get undressed infront of MYSELF.
260. To stop looking around when I go someplace new to see if I am the fattest person in sight.
261. To leave the candy dish on my desk and not in my desk.
262. To wear a swimsuit that fits well.
263. To be able to buy pantyhose in the supermarket if I want.
264. To not get that *look* from my hubby when I walk into the kitchen.
265. To have my mom stop asking how much bigger can I get?
266. To feel like a normal person, not that fat women.
267. To not face the embarrasement.... of waiting for a larger size wheelchair at the airport.
268. To not grab something to drape over my body to hide it , after having censored.
269. To not look at a picture and wonder why my head looks so small!
270. To not go bankrupt buying every diet book that is sold.
271. To not buy New Woman magazine everyweek and thinking this is the diet that will work.
272. To NEVER have to diet again.
273. To not think about food every waking hour.
274. To love myself just the way I am.
275. To stop showing people my "skinny" picture which is 20 yrs old!!
276. To be able to move comfortably without the aid of my walker.
277. To be able to reach my toes to clip my nails without asking for help.
278. To get looks from men that say"I'd like to get to know you" instead of "You're so fat you disgust me."
279. So that people will accept me for who I am - not necessarily what I look like
280. So that I'm not embarrassed to meet someone in person after having met them online
281. So that I don't have "friends" asking me about having the surgery for weight loss
282. So I feel better about myself.
283. To get on a amusement ride at the fair and not have to suck in just to close the safty bar.
284. Not having to explain to my little girl why mommy can't buy those pretty matching dresses for mother and daughter from THAT catalog.
285. To not have people offer me their seat thinking that I am pregnant and I'm not!
286. To not struggle to try and buckle my seatbelt.
287. To not worry every time I ride in a friend's car that the seat belt won't fit.
288. To not dread getting on an elevator with others on there knowing that it will bounce a little lower when I step on and raise when I step off.
289. To feel like a sexual being. A woman. An ATTRACTIVE woman.
290. To not feel like everytime my boyfriend and I argue, that he just doesn't like me because I weigh so much.
291. Because, as mentioned before, it's getting harder and harder to tie my shoes or fit into a booth.
292. To exert my control over my own health; it would be nice to prove I could do it.
293. So when I visit my family, I don't think they comment to themselves that "this is the largest she's ever been."
294. So that when I walk into a department store, the sales clerk doesn't automatically send me to the plus size racks.
295. So that my pantyhose and my thighs don't announce to the world that I am walking down the hall!
296. Being able to drive my husband's truck and not have to move the seat all the way back from his position.
297. To not have sleep apnea anymore and get rid of the CPAP machine.
298. Not have to take medication anymore for Type II Diabetes because I've got my glucose under control with my meal change alone.
299.Get off of High Blood Pressure pills.
300. Be able to climb up and down hills with my husband to go fishing without fear of tripping and "rolling" down the hill.
301. Be able to walk "up" hill at Cripple Creek or Black Hawk to different censored without thinking I'll have a heart attack because I'm worn out in less than a 1/3 of a block.
302. To have my husband feel bothered when other men stare at me instead of how I feel when he stares or comments about other slim women in revealing clothes.
303. Not to be seen from the sides when standing behind my husband.
302. For my husband to be able to "wrap" his arms around me for a hug and not clutching his fingers barely.
304. To not feel embarrassed to go in our hot tub naked with my husband and my boobs float on top of the water like buoys.
305. Not to feel bad for husband when having censored wodering if he can find anything with the belly flap in the way.
306. So that when I go into Victoria's Secret looking for a bra (even after losing over 40 lbs.), the sales clerk won't be able to look at me with disgust and promptly tell me that Lane Bryant is their sister store...and that maybe, just maybe, I should be trying that store instead.
307. So I can keep up with my kids.
308. I won't be tired all the time
309. I can feel pretty again
310. Because I'm tired of starting and restarting diets, only to have them peter out after a while. I want to see what it looks like when you finally REACH GOAL.
312. to Be able to see the light of day through my thighs.
313. to be able to have my purse in the the seat next me when i drive.(my skinny friend does this amazing thing!)
314. To not sweat profusly in hot weather.
315. To be able to wonder if that woman over there is heavier than me..right now they never are!
316. To not look pregnant. My youngest is 9!
317. To be able to critise the supermodels for being too thin and have people take me seriously!
318. To not feel like I am letting my life pass me by.
319. To not feel like I can't do something because of my weight.
320. To be able to jump on my daughter's big trampoline (with a weight limit of 200 per person) and not have to make excuses why I can't.
321. To actually be able to take my daughters to Water Country or a friends pool...and quit making excuses EVERY TIME they offer for our family to join them...I think they are on to me.
322. To start loving myself again...I think I have officially forgotten how to do this.
323. So that I can walk up to people my husband works with and smile and introduce myself..instead of trying to hide in the corner and wonder if everyone notices that I'm the fatest person there (they DO notice).
324. So that I can set a healthy lifestyle example for my two daughters. They are only 4 and 1 and will get their body image from me. I don't want them to think THIS is normal.
325. So I can stop passing up class reunions
326. So my 6 year old doesn't ask "mommy why is your butt so big?'
327. So I can feel comfortable in my own body again
328. So my 8 year old will have memories of skinny Mom. When I first announced I was doing this, he said, I never remember you being any other size. Only my 17 y o has memories of me in a size 8...just want the other two to know...their mom used to be and will be thin again!
329. So my husband will guard me again, like he used to, when I would get dressed up, fit to kill...when we were going know, that old look, "This one belongs to me, keep away"...I want to see that look again...
330. I want to reach behind my knees and not feel "ANY" extra curricular fat activity going on should feel like the back of a normal knee...
331. I want someone to be able to bounce a quarter off my butt, it's so tight!!!
332. To not need meds for depression.
333. To not have my blouse be a bib.
334. To be able to wash a cup without leaning on the counter and getting my belly wet.
335. To take my dog on a long walk.
336. And most of all get up in morning without grabbing the wall afraid my legs won't hold me.
337. Are you ready for this one? I am serious... to be able to get on top when we are making love. I am tired of telling my husband that I am too tired to get on top. I lie. I am too self conscious to get on top..LOL
338.To be able to get up after sitting on the floor, without the huge struggle it is now.
339. To wear high heels again.
340. To eat normally.
341. To look in a mirror or at a phot of me without crying.
342. So my feet won't hurt.
343. So I can be proud of me again.
344. So my boss will take me seriously.
345. So I can go skiing again.
346. So I can get pregnant, not just look pregnant.
347. Because my weight is something that I can change if I want to & try hard enough.
348. because I need to be POSITIVE that my husband enjoys making love to me
349. because I never want to be an embarassment to my kids
350. because I'm tired of constantly thinking about food & having my weight be the focus of my almost every waking thought
351. so when I meet people, I'm not afraid that they won't be my friend just because I'm fat.
352. because I wanna be as healthy as I can
353. because I'm way too young for "grandma" dresses (no offense meant to anyone)
354. because I just want to - more than I want to eat a box of cookies or an entire loaf of bread.
355. To wake up and not feel like everything on my body hurts.
356. To not have to wear those *tummy tightner panties* - (Pregnancy gave me an outie. I am hoping less weight and more exercise will fix this)
357. To not think my hubby deserves better.
358. To have more self-esteem.
359. To have a better reaction to my flirting.(I am a BIG flirt,I still want to be a big flirt but not as a description of my size, just my attitude!)
360.To be able to walk with my kids and not have them look back to see if I am OK.
361.To be able to blend in.
362.To feel normal.
363. When in a group of 5 to not have everyone vote you to ride shotgun in the car becuase the others will fit better in the back seat.
364. To be able to use the tray table on airplane & have it truly flat not tilted becuase it's resting on my tummy.
365. To be thin while I & my wonderful husband are still young enough to really enjoy it!
366. To learn to swim because I am not embarrassed by the bathing suit.
367. To experience once in my life, what I can now only imagine.
368. I want to lose weight so that I can live to be 105 years old
369. so that I can travel the world with my husband
370. so that my young adult children won't lose their mother at an early age
371. so that I can get my beautiful face back.
372. to be able to go swimming without the T-shirt over the suit
373. to be able to be athletic again
374. refer to 339:)
375. so when my kids start school they won't have the "fat mom"
376. to buy clothes i like instead of old granny clothes(i'm only 30)
377. to go to Cedar Point again and not have to worry about fitting in the seats
378. to wear shorts and a tank top in the summer and not have to worry about what people think
379. So I can wear short sleeves in the summertime
380. So I will never hear another kid say "Look Mommie, she's fat!"
381. So my husband won't be embarrased to introduce me to business colleges
382. So I can have a baby.
383. To be able wear pantyhose that don't roll down my belly!
384. To be able to ride "all" rides at DisneyWorld or any theme park, because the bar CAN close on the safety latch.
385. To stop sewing up the seams in my pants, because I wear them out by the famous thunder thigh walk.
386. To stop seeing the fatty deposits on my leggs! Looks like cottage cheese.
387. To have censored without my belly getting in the way!
388. To have a massage and not be uncomfortable about my weight!
389. To always fit in a booth, and not have the table touch my tummy.
390. To get rid of my FLAPPING people don't think I can take off and fly away!
391. To fit my wedding gown without having to add extra material to cover up my arms.
392. To be able to dance with future husband without getting out of breath!
393. To live long enough to make an impact on my granddaughter (turns 1 in March)
394. So I can wear sleeveless dresses or blouses again.
395. So I can weigh less than my husband.
396. So I can keep up with my puppy!
397. So I can get on a plane and actually get the seat belt around me and even sit in a middle seat!!
398. So my doctor will never have to refer to me as MORBIDLY OBESE.
399. So I never have to cry again when I can't sit in a seat at the theater/sporting event.
400. So I can wear high heels, sexy nighties, pantyhose, leather pants, etc.
401. So I will be able to happily pose for photos.
402. So I can walk proudly down the street, with my head held high and a smile on my face.
403. So I can wipe my rearend without worrying that if I get much bigger, I won't be able to do even that.
404. So I can sit any where, any time, any way and not worry about fitting in the seat.
405. So I can not worry about other people hearing my heavy breathing just from walking a short (I mean short) distance.
406. So I can know what it feels like to be thin -- because I never have.
407. To be able to shave your legs without holding your stomach up and out of the way.
408. To just feel like shaving anything again.
409. To do a sexy striptease for my husband.
410. To be able to wear a short crop top.
411. To want to have my picture taken again.
412. To get into those little torn jeans, undershirt, and high heels again and know I look good.
413. To not have to wear a man's uniform shirt at work.
414. To never have to hear "but you have such a great sense of humor".
415. To have my husband not be able to keep his hands off me and not feel like he just being kind.
416. To get back the "attatood" I used to have and know I can back it up.
417. To just find that sassy, sexy, fun girl again, that I liked to be around.
418. To have to cinch my jeans around my waist with a belt.
419. To be able to buy a belt.
420. To quit saying that I like my shirts baggy.
421. To simply look into a full length mirror and smile back at the reflection.
422. So the treadmill at the gym doesn't shake so much when I walk on it.
423. So I don't always feel so "in the way" around other people.
424. So I can look at pictures of myself and not marvel at the size of my face or how much my stomach actually sits on my lap when I sit.
425. Because I am just sick and tired of all these reasons being part of my daily life.
426. So I can wear a pair of shorts again without them cutting into my legs and leaving a line, it's been so long.
427. To be able to attend a baseball game and fit in the seat.
428. My husbands job will be moving us to Virginia in July and I want my husband to proud and not embarrassed to introduce me to his new business friends.
429. I want my kids to want to play basketball with me again in our front yard and not worry Mom is going to have a heart attack.
430. I want to be able to walk up a flight of steps with laundry and not be out of breathe.
431. To be able to see my c-section scar, from which I have a 4 year old.
432. To weigh less than the foot ball players on TV.
433. To not be "just like my Grandma" and die at 54.
434. To not always be the one left behind holding the purses.
435. So the wonderful person I am on the inside can match the wonderful person on the outside too.
436. So I never have to remotely consider my weight and self consciousness before making decisions about anything and everything ever again.
437. Not have to open my legs as far as they go just to bend down, then when I straighted up, have to sit down because I'm light-headed.
438. To feel pleasantly surprised when I look in the mirror - not sickeningly shocked
439. To be able to register for a night course without first having to check out the chair I will have to sit in to make sure it fits
440. To feel like a woman instead of some neutered being
441. To break into a run just for fun (and not have a heart attack)
442. To not have to feel apologetic about the amount of space and air I take up
443. To get rid of the food shelf that my chest has become. All of my tops & shirts have food stains on the chest, where my shelf is.
444. So I don't have to buy "granny" underwear anymore.
445. So I could sign up for a swing-dancing class.
446. So when my husband tells me that I am beautiful, I'll believe it.
447. So I can wear the black velvet bodysuit I wore the night I met my husband.
448. So I won't be afraid the bed might break everytime I get in it.
449. So my husband and I can take a bath together.
450. To be able to fasten my sports bra all the way.
451. To not have the little indentions in my skin whenever I take off my socks or sweats.
452. To have my picture RETAKEN in my beautiful wedding dress and not have to try and hide my stomach roll with my bouquet.
453. To have my picture RETAKEN in my beautiful wedding dress and look as good or better than most of my bridesmaids.
454. To never have some well meaning person tell me that they cooked extra because I was coming to dinner.
455. To show my 12 year old captain of the cheerleading daughter the moves I did when I was captain instead of talking about it.
456. To walk into a party and not have men and women dismiss me because I am fat.
457. To allow the flirt in me that once was to resurface again.
458. To look down at my feet without having to push my breast and stomach out of the way.
459. To be confident enough to walk into a party by myself without feeling uncomfortable.
460. To truly realize how worth living my life really is.
461. to not map out the shortest routes that exclude stairs in my college.
462. to not have to be the only one waiting for the elevator while others take the stairs.
463. To buy a plane ticket home at a normal time instead of flying odd hours hoping the seat next to me will be empty so I can spill over in it.
464. So my fiance of 4 years won't "wait" anymore.
465. So I never have to hear "you have such a beautiful face only if you could lose the weight"
466. To not have to make love in the dark.
467. To not stand out everywhere I go and everything I do.
468. To never put off another PAP
469. To feel my hip bones without laying flat and sucking it in.
470. To have only one size in my closet.
471. To shop at Victorias for more than perfume.
472. To have censored without feeling like i'm going to code!
473. To sit "Indian" style.
474. To have my best feature be a body part.
475. To be able to think about my next ....whatever, instead of my next meal.
476. To buy a pair of Levi's & have my butt look REALLY good in them.
477. To have that stupid paper gown at the doctor's actually close in the back.
478. To have a space between my thighs when I'm standing with my legs together.
479. To have my long legs be thin enough to look long.
480. To wear stilleto heals & not leave little dents in my hardwood floors.
481. To wear horizontal stripes.
482. To not have to change treadmills at the gym because "barbie" got on the one next to me & the view in the mirror is more than I can stand.
483. To be "barbie" at the gym.
484. To be concerned over whether a new dress flatters my figure, is a good color, & is well made, not just if it fits.
485. To have a figure to flatter.
486. To not have kids whisper "kaboom" when I walk.
487. To order a salad just because I like the taste.
488. To only buy diaper rash powder for the baby and not my belly.
489. To not have rolls on my stomach to name like: "the chocolate zone" and "the pizza zone".
490. To be able to be on top during censored without the fear of hurting my husband.
491. To not take terms like "wide load" personally.
492. To find my belly button again.
493. When my husband says I'm beautiful and sexy, to believe him and not think he's just being nice.
494. To love life and accept the love of others without hesitation for fear of "what they really think".
495. To be able to quailify for health and life insurance. To know my family will be taken care finacially if I do end up eating myself to death.
496. To not have 5 year olds ask me why I have a big belly or ask if I am pregnant.
497. Not to have my sweet husband be angry at me when I am so sad about the above. Not to have to ask him to understand.
498. So I won't hate myself or hurt so much.
499. To never worry God might run out of patience with me. Set a good example.
500. So people can see what I have really accomplished with my life.
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Postby jodestar » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:37 pm

1001. To be able to run on the beach in a bikini
1002. To feel healthy and sexy
1003. To look as beautiful as i am in the inside
1004. To feel confident
1005. To walk up the hill to our place with out hardly any effort

Postby Dolly » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:20 pm

1006. So I can finally throw out my huge pile of diet books and magazines.
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Postby roxy » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:06 pm

1007. so i don't end up like my mother who is grossly overweight and has high blood pressure or to be like her mother who died in August 2004 when she was only 60 something because she never looked after herself. :( still miss her and i really don't want to do that to the people around me...

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Postby Dxenion » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:16 am

1009 - So I dont have to buy plus sized mens jeans (and say they're for a friend) when actually they're the only ones I can find that are cut for my body shape.
1010 - So I don't have to make excuses to avoid visiting family interstate 'cause I'm too embarrased about how I look.
1011 - So both my dog and I can fit through the door at the same time.
1012 - So I don't have to adjust the fat on my legs to fit into the office chair.
1013 - So my hubby doesn't have to make excuses why we can't have a bath together.
1014 - So that when I let the water out of the bath, I don't have to get up so that the water can get out past my thighs.
1015 - So that I don't organise to do extra shift work just so I've got an excuse why I cant have dinner with Hubby's boss (too embarrassed to be seen).
1016 - So that when my Hubby offers to push me on the swing, I dont have to worry if the chain will break.
1017 - So people don't say how it's good that I'm big and strong to be able to walk three Shepherds. They never seem to notice how well behaved the dogs are....
1018 - So that I don't have to hide what I'm eating (even though it's healthy) when I pull up at the lights. Fat people can run late and eat breaky on the way to work too, you know!
1019 - So I don't have to swap the single couches around because I've flatten the cushions beyond refluffing in the chair I normally sit in. This way they'll both look like an elephant's moved in...
1020 - So I can paddle my kayak and not leave all the saftey gear (and dog) behind because it's at it's maximum weight capacity with just me sitting in it.
1021 - So that I need to buy thigh braces for my kayak to help hold me in it when I eskimo roll, not relying on my inbuilt cushioning in my hips and thighs.
1022 - So that I don't have to tell people that Inuits 'wear' their kayaks for more control, as an excuse for why I have to squeeze into mine.
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Postby Mandie » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:48 pm

1023 - To have a healthy BMI
1024 - To inspire my future patients
1025 - To inspire my parents to get healthier
1026 - To be fit enough to RUN the City to Surf, not walk it
1027 - To wear a bikini, and be proud
1028 - To wear a miniskirt
1029 - To not have to look at weight limits for ride
1030 - To fit comfortably in an airplane seat
1031 - To not get those "looks" from people when I eat something unhealthy
1032 - To look like the girl I feel on the inside
1033 - To make my new boyfriend proud to be with me
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Postby Dee » Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:07 am

1034. To prove to myself that I can achieve anything if I want it bad enough.
1035. To stop crying everytime I read this list!
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Postby Lols » Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:26 pm

1036: To be able to drive my boyfriends race car comfortabley (at the moment i am barely able to squeeze into the bucket seat n harness.
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Postby EmilyP » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:32 pm

1037: to say goodbye to backboobs, fat aprons and love handles!
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Postby Bella214 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:18 pm

this thread is priceless!

thanks everyone!
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Postby Chunkster » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:41 pm

Wow...what a great thread!!! I read every one of those points and was smiling at them all cause I know what they all mean. Here's some points I'm gonna add to help me keep motivated!!!

1038 To walk into mainstream clothes stores and look at the clothes rather than the sunglasses, shoes and jewellery.
1039 To not be worried that everyone who meets my husband and I are thinking "How can they possibly have censored?".
1040 To be able to eat in public like everyone else and not feel ashamed.
1041 To not be so worried about the possibility of falling pregnant when diabetes is knocking so loudly.
1042 To know that I have done everything I can to help us fall pregnant when the time is right.
1043 To be confident in the knowledge that people accept my abilities and professionalism without feeling sorry or disgusted for me.
1044 To get healthy and stay healthy for my wonderful husband.

There we go...very similar to so many other points...but then we are all going through the same struggle hey? :D
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Postby holly80 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:40 am

935. To not be sick all the time.

Thats me through and through

what a fanatsic thread.... LOVE IT. Its a huge motivation.


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Postby madgicsh » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:59 pm

1045 So that when I get to Hawaii on August 8 :lol: and have a swim, large groups of volunteers don't try to push me back out to sea! :oops:
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Postby Fireball » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:32 am

You are soo hilarious. But it is not worth taking the risk.! :lol:

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