Sunday, August 17, 2008

Checking things off the list

Three months ago I posted a few reasons why I wanted to lose weight (the obvious reasons were ommitted—be healthy, look better, feel better, etc.). Three months later, let's revisit this list and see where I'm at:

  1. I want my weight to match what's on my driver's license.
    This is still a work in progress.

  2. I want to stop air-drying all of my pants for fear they will shrink and I won't be able to fit into them anymore.
    This is also in progress—I've started putting some clothes in the dryer, but not all of them yet.

  3. I want to be able to clean the house and not have my feet and ankles ache at the end of the day.

  4. I want to be able to buy bras at Victoria's Secret (ok, not really since they discriminate against larger chests—but if I WANTED to, I would be able to find a bra in my size).
    Yep, still in progress. I have been able to send my 40DDs to the Goodwill :) and now my 40Ds are getting lose in the cup size. There will be some bra shopping in my near future!

  5. I don't want my son to tell me I'm pretty, but fat.

  6. I want to be able to wear all the great clothes (sized 16 through 12) that are hiding in Zachary's closet.
    The clothes have been moved to my closet. All 18s have been donated and I'm now fitting into the 16s, which are starting to be a little loose. I even fit in to a wonderful pair of pants that I've had for 2 years, with the tags still on them!

  7. I want to be able to shave my bikini line without being a contortionist.

All in all, I'm pleased with the progress of my list. I've also thought of some more things to add:

  1. I want towels to fit around me when I'm getting out of the shower—not beach towels, bath towels.

  2. I want to be able to wear a fun, trendy bathing suit (even if it still has to be a 1-piece), instead of the frumpy, grandma suits I wear now (no offense Mary :) I know all of my suits have come from you, but you are a grandma!)

I'll add more items as they come to me—this list is far from complete.

How about you? What's on your "I don't want to be fat because..." list? Comment below:


One Cent Ramber said...

keep up the good work. you are doing really well so far and we are all cheering for you!


web-betty said...

Thanks! I'm looking forward to checking off more items in the next few weeks.

Miss Caught Up said...

That is awesome! You're an inspiration of motivation :) I should work up a list!

Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Hmm....I actually don't mind being fat, I've been fat all my life. But I joined weight watchers last month with my sister to support her and to feel healthier. Even my goal weight will still technically leave me in the overweight category. It's all about how you feel. If you feel good then that's great ... if you don't feel well ... then keep losing until you do. Sounds too simple, I know, lol.

Good luck! :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

lol..I hear ya. I'm pretty sick of WW and it's only been six weeks. Didn't even go last week.