I thought I would make a list of all the things my weight has prevented me from doing. I am going to hang this list on my refrigerator, in my car, in my bathroom, and keep a copy in my purse. Whenever I feel like 'quitting, having an extra serving, not working out, not logging in my food, etc...I will read this list and take a deep breath and keep on keepin' on track.
My extra weight has prevented me from:
Feeing my feelings
Voicing my opinion
Wearing sleeveless tops (in 100 degree weather)
Feeling comfortable at the gym
Sitting comfortably in an airplane seat
Feeling secure enough to start dating again (ouch)
Wearing skinny jeans
Fitting into my clothes comfortably
Wearing the latest fashions
Having more energy
Feeling confident within my own skin
Being whistled at (OK, I am old fashioned LOL)
Feeling comfortable when walking into a room
Going to pool parties and Bar-B-Qs
Going horseback riding (I would like to try)
Not feeling embarrassed
Not feeling invisible
'Being picked first'
Wearing sexy lingerie (at least things that match and are frilly)
Looking and feeling younger
Getting up off the floor (from exercising) without grunting
Feeling healthy and strong and filled with vitality
I am sure I will add to this list as I go about my day and realize more things my excess fat is preventing me from doing, feeling, experiencing.
I am so grateful to have found SP and all the wonderful supportive people here. It is the first time in years and years that I have actually been able to stick with this, and make health the number one priority in my life. I remember being lean, strong and healthy years ago, and am looking forward to feeling that way again. I have come to believe it is a slow process, slower than it was when I was younger, but it takes what it takes. Every day in every way I am feeling healthier and stronger. That in itself is a miracle.