What are some of your embarassing/emotional/eye opening reasons for loosing weight?

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 13:52
The moment I made the change was when I was working with a friend in a doctors office and they had new scaled there. We both jumped on and I was at 300lbs.I had felt heart problems in the past and was starting to breathe heavy when I walked my building at work. That didn't get me to change, The scale did.It has been 2 years now and I have taken away the fat and added muscle and I am happier for it.


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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 17:50
It started when I was watching a video. An overweight girl walked into view. My initial reaction was that I felt sorry for her. Turns out that girl was me LOL.

The final straw was when I accidentally knocked my 2 year old over face first into a snow bank because I didn't realize how large my backside had become.

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 18:22
Actually two reasons...

1. Saw myself naked. Front, back and side profile.

2. Got on the scale and had reached 246lbs. The final straw.

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 18:39
Many reasons for me.I was just sick opf being myself.Fat and unattractive.My hubby loves me whatever size I am but I hated me. I was also sick of being a fat mom.I hated buying and wearing fat clothes.I couldn't cross my legs.I held my breath to to my shoes.I bulged out of the bras I had.I had have any type of fat tube hanging over my pants or aroune my bra. GROSS! I hate FAT! I feel for every person with a weight problem! I really do. I also hated it when I GOT IN A FEW INCHES OF WATER in the tub and it went up to the top! I still wasn't covered in the water.Felt like a whale! Yep,I barely got buckled in rides at Busch Gardens.Embarrasing big time.

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 18:40
I forgot to mention, I was not able to "see" certain body parts/places without a mirror and that was frightening enough to actually "see" those areas.

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 21:28
Yankgal... you are truly amazing. I too lost a few parts of my body. I can sympathize with you. You'll begin finding them soon. I found my collar bones a couple of weeks ago and had to pull up an anatomical chart of the human body to refresh my memory as to what it was.

It gets better. Promise.

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 22:52
yankgal46 wrote:
Yep,I barely got buckled in rides at Busch Gardens.Embarrasing big time.

I know what you mean! Last time I rode Alpenghist I could barly get a normal seat to latch! All I could think was "Oh, no way in heck am I going to have to ride in on of those 'for large people' seats!" As they so nicely Rolling Eyes put it!

Looking forward to being able to get at least 3 clicks next time!

"I'm through accepting limits cause someone says they're so, Some things I cannot change, But till I try, I'll never know!" - DEFYING GRAVITY

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Posted: 29 Apr 2013, 05:18
VampyirsHayvyn wrote:
I want to go on roller coaster's again... The last time I tried my boyfriend had to push the harness down, the kid that worked ther said he wasn't allowed to, and I didn't have the upper body strangth to do it myself... I've been too embarassed to try again... =/

I so agree with this. I'm hoping this year I can do exactly that.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile

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Posted: 29 May 2013, 10:48
Being able to feel good about myself. That's what I want to accomplish.
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-7 days without exercise makes one weak-
-Always think positive, not negative-
-The only one stopping you, is you-

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Posted: 29 May 2013, 11:56
I had people standing up on bus/train for me thinking I was pregnant. Ouch. Not being able to find clothes that fit me at thrift shop, and unwilling to buy brand new clothing ($100 for new wardrobe compared to $1000 at Plus sized store).

Walking and being out of breath.
Not being able to catch my toddler - little monkey...

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Posted: 29 May 2013, 13:50
I have tried so many diets to lose weight and none of them worked. I should say I couldn't find the right one to work for me at that particular time in my life.There have been countless embarrassing moments like after I had given birth to my daughter. I was out for dinner about a month later and the waitress asked when was my baby due? I was more than embarrassed, crushed is more like it because I had been trying so hard to lose the baby weight. This time I guess the turning point has been the realization that I am 60 and time is running out for me. The thing that shouldn't be that embarrassing but to me it really is- is to see all the nice clothing in beautiful styles and colors and know I won't look good in any of them. Another thing is my granson really wants me to lose this weight. I know it has to be on his mind alot though he is only 7 and he lets me know he thinks I should lose weight in a very endearing way.

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Posted: 29 May 2013, 13:54
When I was 13 I was about to have seconds at dinner; my sister and mom told me that I needed to eat less because I was getting fat. Also, when I was about to play on the Wii fit and it was going to weigh me. I put down that I was wearing 4lbs of clothes because I was afraid to see the weight, it said 124 pounds and my dad said "It's a good thing you said you were wearing 4 pounds of clothes huh?". It was so humilitaing! I've never stopped trying to lose weight after that. Smile
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought again.

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 16:44
Not being able to get out of a white resin deck chair without the chair wanting to go with me. Getting back test results that indicated an elevated C-reactive protein. My levels indicate a high risk for heart attack or stroke and I'm only 33. I want to be around for my kids. I want them (especially my daughter) to have a positive body image and not be obsessed with weight. They will learn by example, regardless of which path I choose. I want them to have the right example.

And yes, I want to buy boots and cute clothes dammit! I want to be the hot mom.

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 18:40
1. I'm 34 and have arthritis in my knee and hip
2. Diabetic
3. Have to measure myself on the trial chair to ride amusement park rides
4. Couldn't ride the one I wanted to ride
5. Can't even consider Cedar Rapids, I can't ride any of those
6. Sick of being sick and in physical pain all the time

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 20:02
My husband has a 1970 car and in those days, seat belts were shorter. My eye opener was when I pulled the seat belt across and had to move the buckle all the way to the end. There is no more room for abdominal growth if I plan to keep riding in that car.

Things I am looking forward to at the lower weight:
I want to have a waist again.
I want to walk without feeling like I am carrying a horse and gasping for breath within the first 1/4 mile (worse if going uphill).
I want to go into the skinny people store (H&M comes to mind) and be able to buy clothes and not just jewelry.
I want to buy a new wardrobe at least 4 sizes smaller.
I want to be able to buckle or tie my shoes without having to sit on the stairs (or worse, tie then put the shoes on).
I want to have sex in different positions Wink.
I don't want to be self conscience when I eat in public.
I want to be able to see if my pubic hair has started to gray.
I don't want to be the biggest person in the picture.
I want to be able to sit on my skinny husband's lap and not feel like I am going to break him.
I want to see my bone structure and muscles.
I want to sleep without snoring.

I could go on but that is enough for now. I am so looking forward to moving that seat belt buckle away from the end.
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Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 07:03
I know what everyone is saying. I want to be able to do all the things I used to do. I was at 477 lbs 11 years ago. I am now down to 339. It is a hard row to hoe, but it can be done. My motivation is to show people who have had wt loss surgery that I
can lose the wt the right way. Nothing against the people who had the surgery, but it's not for me. To me, that is just a tool anyway, you still need to eat right and excercise. I know a few people who have had the surgery lost the weight, and gained it back, plus more. I am having some good moments now tho. I was able to go to the mall the other day and walk without getting out of breath, or with my back hurting. Plus, I had gone to Bath and Body works, and was thrilled because the girls working there came to me asking if I needed help. Normally in stores like that they play "ignore the, fat lady".

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Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 09:14
My moment was just recent. I tend to look in the mirror and I know I'm fat but I tell myself I don't look that bad. Well, I had a picture taken of me with my sisters. I was sitting in the front. I looked at the picture and asked if we could take another one with me in the back. It was horrible. I came home and the next day started to work on that.

I am looking forward to not having my pants roll down under my belly. I will never have a six pack due to c-section and complete hysterectomy but if can be flatter than it is.

I am also looking forward to shopping in the regular misses department. I hate paying extra for the bigger clothes and there is so much more to choose from in the regular misses dept.

I make a trip to Montana every 2 yrs to visit a male friend and I am looking forward to next years trip. I want him to look at me and say OMG Where did you go? LOL Side note - he has never said anything about my weight.

I am looking forward to not being embarrassed if my shirt comes up and my belly shows.

The list can go on and on.

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Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 09:17
Final straw - When my beautiful (and size 4) best friend and I were at a Mexican restaurant. I speak proficient Spanish and was talking with the guy behind the counter. He asked if she was single and I misunderstood and thought he asked me if I was. His face blanched and he repeated himself slowly in Spanish that he was asking about my friend.


My Weight Watchers account was started that very afternoon and I haven't been back to that restaurant in almost a year. I'm hoping when I go, they don't recognize me as the once-fat gringa whose bad Spanish led her to believe that she was being hit on.
"I love myself, more or less, but I'd love me more if there were less of me."
Nothing can possibly taste better than the feeling of proving everyone wrong.

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Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 11:55
Peaches804 wrote:

Things I am looking forward to at the lower weight:

I want to have sex in different positions Wink.
I don't want to be self conscience when I eat in public.
I want to be able to see if my pubic hair has started to gray.

Oh, Peaches, you had me laughing so hard at these (especially the gray pubes - ha ha!), but I can totally relate! Speaking of eating in public, I've seen the fast food restaurant called Fat Burger and have always thought "I could NEVER go in there" because everyone would laugh at the FAT woman in FAT burger. Someday I will walk in with my head held high and feel no self consciousness whatsoever ordering a big ol' burger. Although, hopefully by the time I reach that point I won't even want to eat that burger anyway. Wink

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Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 22:22
My motivation to lose weight is because, well, being 13 with 190 pounds weighing you down, well, sucks. My running stamina is like crap, my muscles are covered by flab & fat, & my weight makes it to where despite my strength I can't do a pull-up :'(

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