Reasons Why I Want To Lose Weight
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Thought this little list would work better in a blog than on my main page ;)
*The Confidence Factor*
I no longer want to look at other women and compare how I physically measure (or don't measure) up with them. I want to be able to walk anywhere and everywhere with my head held high and with a pep in my step. I want to do what I want when I want and not worry how I "look" doing it. I want to already know that I look GOOD doing whatever "it" is. "It" could be flirting with an attractive man. Or posing happily and spontaneously for the camera. Or flaunting myself at the beach in a tight little bikini. Or jogging in the park. And on and on and on.
*The Beauty Factor*
I want to look and feel beautiful. In a purely physical sense. I want to love my body. I want to one day stand nude in front of a large mirror, examine myself from head to toe, and walk away with a huge smile on my face. I want to think and say out loud, "I am HOT".
*The Mars Factor*
I want men to notice me. And not just in the "Oh, I love your personality" type of way. Sure, I've been called pretty and beautiful before. But what I really want more than anything is the jaw dropping, stand-at-attention, drop-everything-now type of response that men give out. I want to walk down the street and have admiring glances thrown my way. I want to be in a room filled with other pretty, single women and be approached first. I want to be the type of woman that can attract - not necessarily all men but attractive men.
*The Longevity Factor*
Letting go of the past has really allowed me to see for the first time how precious the present really is as well as how uncertain the future may be. For the first time in my life I have seriously begun to take a deep interest in all matters relating to health, especially my own. Now more than ever, I want to lead a long, fulfilling life. Emphasis on long. There's no way I want to let my weight or any disease caused by my weight to interfere with my dreams of getting married, raising a family, having a great career, traveling, etc. I want to be around long enough to be called an old lady.
*The Clothes Factor*
First, I want to walk into a store - any store. Then I want to look around and find some adorable clothes. I want to find these adorable clothes in a small size with relative ease, instead of crossing my fingers, hoping that the store carries plus sizes. Next, I want to try on these adorable clothes in the dressing room and admire how well they fit me. After that, I want to buy these adorable clothes and walk out of the store a happy, satisfied woman. End of story.
*The Comfort Factor*
I want to be comfortable in my own skin. I want to be able to sit down anywhere with my legs crossed. I want to be able to fall asleep in any position on the couch, bed, or anywhere else where other people are in the vicinity and not be afraid to let it all "hang out". I want to be able to lay on top of a guy without wondering if I'm "too heavy". I want to be able to answer the door in shorts and a tank top and not be self-conscious. I want to be able to WEAR shorts and tank tops in public. I want to be able to WEAR anything I feel like in public. This list could go on forever.
*The Big Sister Factor*
I want to set a good example to those around me, especially young kids out there who are struggling with weight. Alarming statistics show that thousands of young-ins are at an increased risk of developing early onsets of life threatening diseases. This makes me really sad. I know I can't possibly change this trend by myself but I can certainly try to help in some way. And actions speak louder than words.
*The Fun Factor*
There are several physically charged activities that I want to try without feeling foolish. Like dancing. The only dancing I do now is in my house when I am alone. While I do enjoy that, I desperately want to let loose one day and really shake it on the dance floor with a whole crowd watching. Hmm, salsa anyone?
*The Legal Factor*
I want to proudly fill out any paper or form, medical or non medical related, that asks what my weight is. I also want to proudly answer anyone who happens to ask me what I weigh. I know what they say about weight being a woman's privilege, but if my numbers are good, I'll be more than happy to let someone know.
*The Freedom Factor*
I know I've said that I've let go of the past but there are still a few remnants of it that remain. My body is one of them. I may have a new life but I want a new body too. I've been trapped inside the current one for at least half of my life and I want to shed it before it steals any more years. Once I shed this skin of mine, I'll finally be able to FLY.
My goal is to look back on this list a year from now and see how far I have come in each area. Can I do it? Yes, I have to believe ....*crosses fingers*