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

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 13:09
Ok - I know I can't be the only one...

I'm 300+ and there's somethings that I can't wait to be able to do as I loose the extra lbs...

Simple things, like crossing one leg over the other to tie my shoes.

Wearing stockings.

Climbing the stairs at work (if I do that now I'll get to the top all red in the face and my color won't stabilize for over an hours).

Not having to smile just to not feel my cheeks pulling down my face into a frown.

Being able to look down and NOT feel my chin and neck tough one another (can only accomplish that by looking staight ahead).

There's more, but, I don't really want to think of them at the moment... lol

What are yours?

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 13:41
I can totally relate to the wearing stockings. For years, I have been wearing knee hi's. (sigh)

I've noticed it getting better but, laying on my back and watching tv without having to have 4 pillows to prop my head up to see over my belly.

Wearing my wedding/engagement rings. I can't fit in any of them, so I look "unmarried" all the time.

We have a mini van now, so I don't have to deal with it daily, but getting in and out of my Altima that my husband now drives without having to push the steering wheel up and the seat all the way back. Well, I always drove with the seat all the way back, it's just the belly on the steering wheel that is embarrassing.

I'm sure there is more. I will update as I remember.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 13:54
I had bought tickets for my husband and I to go to an NHL game for Valentine's Day. I sat down in the stadium seat to find parts of my butt bubbling out the sides. I was so embarrassed that I didn't get up for the entire game. 2 days later I joined Weight Watchers.

I fit into the seats comfortably now. My next dream is to shop at regular size stores Smile


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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 14:22
Oh yeah Tamme!!! That reminds me, I want to be able to sit in any restaurant booth that we go to without feeling like a wedged in sardine.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 16:40
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... =/

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 16:41
OH! And I want people to STOP telling me I have such a pretty face... geeze I hate that... lol

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 16:59
If I hear "you have beautiful eyes" one more time...
i mean, i do... but after a while, you just wanna be like "all of me is gorgeous, you just failed to notice!"

Um... I want to try on boots without realizing that not a single pair will fit my calves. (And not just the zipper ones... even those knit ones don't shape right to pull over my legs. *sigh cry sigh*)

I want to eat a salad at a restaurant without wondering if someone is thinking "she must be on a diet if she's eating that". Actually, i happen to LIKE salad.

There's a lot of others, but I think I'm a little too excited from my workout still, it's making me sound grumpy. =)

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 17:01
oh yes, boots... I've NEVER owned a pair in my entire life, ever... I want them so bad! I think I would look AMAZING in them! lol

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 18:24
ok, I have this pair of pants, cotton with elastic waist, and I knew it was time to get losing when the old standby elastic waist starting rolling down below my belly and disappearing under it! Needless to say, I was glad I had a long shirt on so hopefully no one noticed, spent the whole day at work pulling the waist back up!

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 19:12
I've been trying to lose weight for years so I can't remember the "defining moment." But recently, my daughter (21 months) has decided it is fun to play with my tummy rolls. I know she's only playing but it does get to me when she likes to play hide and seek with her hand in my tummy.

I want to feel sexy in my clothes again! I want to be able to buy sexy clothes! I have this one interview outfit that I actually look good in! It's a pin stripe suit with a silk and lace cami. It just BARELY fits! I'd like to own more clothes like this and have them all fit perfectly!

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 19:41
Having been small (size 3 only 4 years ago) and big (size 18 now) I have to say that people treat you totally differently! I really miss being able to dress up - I have a whole closet full of shoes that I have nothing to wear with! My husband wanted to take me to a fancy new years ever party this year and I declined because I had nothing to wear. The beach used to be my favorite place to be in the summer - now I avoid going. I want to be "me" again!
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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 19:43
I realized that if I gained any more, I would have to ask for a seatbelt extender to fly on a plane. That was one of the final straws.
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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 20:16
Well I'm only 15 so it was kinda different, I don't know entirely why I wanted to lose weight, i was just slightly on the larger side (by maybe 5-10lb) when I was like 10, and when I was 12 I decided to do somehting about it and Im still going!
I guess my 'motivation' to lose weight now is my boyfriend who says im 'squishy' :/

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 20:43
Some think that guys aren't suppose to worry about what they look like. I do. I want to wear clothes that I like; clothes that fit the way they're supposed to fit. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good, just in a confident way. I don't want to be force to "suck it in" every time I'm around a group of people. I'm tired of having no energy to play with my son like I should. It all got very overwhelming and I simply made a choice to lose weight and ultimately feel better about myself.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 20:45
Go for it Goatrider! Sounds good!
I want to be healthy!

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Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 21:47
My moment was when my husband and I were having breakfast in a small diner and the waitress reconized him (from a few years before) and said, " Oh, is this your mother?" I'm younger than he is.
You can do anything you want to. You just have to WANT to.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 08:17
1. People asking me if I'm pregnant and 2. my Father just passed away of a heart attack at 57. Someone at the wake actually asked me when I was due, like I don't already have enough stress and anxiety.
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Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 09:14
(1) my scary high blood pressure. (2) Trying to exercise and shaking my whole apartment. I actually thought the floorboards might give away.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 09:19
I'm afraid my daughters are going to be embarrased of me. Sad

And most of all, I want them to have a healthy body image and BE healthy, and that's awful hard to do when the most prominent role model in your life is obese.

(And I want to be smokin' hot. There. I said it.)
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Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 10:08
I've been too heavy, mostly stress and sleep-deprivation related, for years now (I call it my 'Pat Fat'... guess what my ex's name is?! Razz), but I got serious when my boss had the brilliant idea to start a weight loss contest at work.

I am a very open person. I'll tell anyone my age, overshare about any goofy thing I do to embarass myself, crazy dating stories... pretty much anything, really. But I realized there was NO stinkin' way I was going to weigh in front of everyone (on our freight scale, no less. Jeez!). That was the one thing I knew would truly make me feel like crap.

So, I actually joined the contest (I was ticked at my boss, though!) but only let one person see my starting weight, which was embarassing enough - both that she knew (even though she's a great friend) and that I had to make the whole big deal about no one else seeing.

Since that's apparently the one thing that could really embarass me, that needed to be fixed one way or another ASAP - no chickensh*t behavior allowed, and that totally qualified!

Since then I've realized I can now cross my legs and they'll stay crossed without Thighmaster workout-like effort (ha!), that my shirts almost never get stuck in my lovely and supah-sexy backfat (major bonus! that stuff can suck it), and I'm actually entertaining the idea of public swimsuit wearing this summer. Nothing major, just taking the kids to the waterpark or something... except that IS pretty major. It's odd to be heavier than I've ever been, and yet more accepting of myself than I've ever been, all at the same time... but there you have it.

Basically, I just want to get to the point where weight and jiggly stuff is pretty much a non-issue. This will be half my healthier weight, and half my healthy "I'm a grownass woman and I'm pretty much rad" attitude I've been gaining the past few years. I'm turning 40 in a matter of days, so I'm really proud of getting to that point!

And also I'd like to be smokin' hot like shmiller, please. Very Happy

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