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What will I do when I'm at My Goal Weight 09/04/12

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

So Spark Coach asked that we blog about why werewolf want to lose weight. I know a short term goal is to be able to fly without a seatbelt extender. When you are really overweight flying is painful. Literally. If you don't sit by someone you know that will not say anything if you lift the arm between you seat and theirs you are pinched between the seats. The people at the check in desk intentionally place the obese next to people they think will not be offended by this. Then there is the whole asking for the seat belt extender. The stewardess never knows where it is. They really try to be discreet when they give it to you, but there is no way to do this without it being noticed. I can't wait till I get on a plane and the seat belt fits!

I have already noticed some of this, but having the energy to do things I wouldn't do. My husband and I have talked about going to the Grand Canyon, but he says it's too much walking and I couldn't do it. Right now he is right. No way I could walk miles down and then back up...just call the morgue now I would die.

I was raised by a handy man so I am not afraid of tackling home projects. I just don't have the strength of stamina to finish. We live in a fixer up house that needs a lot of work. There are plenty of projects. These days with the Internet you can watch a video on doing just about everything.

I like to travel, but between flying and not being able to walk very far it's not easy to do right now. So more travel would definitely be something I would do.

I think I also want to be less uptight. I worry so much about looking dumb that I am reluctant to participate in things that look like they are a lot of fun. I took a cruise once and wouldn't get up with the rest of my group for a dance lesson. Then later during the trip I was pushed into playing air guitar and all I could think about was how stupid the fat girl looked. I want to be able to be silly and not worry about looking dumb. I feel like I have been an adult since I was 8. I was always a serious child and I was always taking care of my siblings.

I think that's enough for now. it's a little to deep into the emotions for me. Good therapy, but enough for now.
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    Keep reaching for those goals, and little by little you will find yourself doing things you couldn't or wouldn't. Enjoy and celebrate every small milestone you reach, and don't compare yourself to anyone else! Concentrate on just being a better YOU and with SP you might even surprise yourself at what you find deep inside that you didn't know existed! Hang in there always!
    2020 days ago
    Loved your blog.... that is so true about feeling like you just look silly,,,, I never really thought about it but I too have had some of those feelings. I hate how big I feel in booths at restaurants and your stomack goes all the way to the table and you can't move over to slide around. Also on roller coaster rides and the bar comes down from above and you are TOTALLY squished !! I too look forward to that ! I am going to add you as afriend , ,, hope you don't mind !

    we can do this

    2020 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    I love all of your goals! They are so real and obviously meaningful to you. The mention of being able to do something silly and not feel "dumb" really rings with me. I was always so afraid of that too, and I longed to be that carefree woman who just has fun...and that has happened for me. It's a really freeing experience. You will get there-it just takes small progress every day, week, etc, and you are doing that!
    2020 days ago
    It is nice to look forward to all of the things we can do when we are at our goal weight and goal fitness levels -- but I like to look forward to some of the smaller things that are closer to where I am now. You mentioned being able to finish a project at home, or walk more.

    We can do it!!

    Have a good one!
    2021 days ago
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