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5/30/19 10:02 A

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I really do not have any superficial reasons. Mine are professional, health, and energy. Any size I am I am amazing! But am I healthy? No. Do I have the energy I need to do what I have to do in a day? No. And with my career, I would be taken more seriously if I was not obese.

So in a way the career part is superficial.

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4/30/19 12:50 P

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I want to be able to tell all the men that said I am a lovely person and have a beautiful face BUT you're too big for me "Screw You". "You can't have this. It may sound trivial to a few but I don't care. So tired of hearing do it for yourself. I am doing this for myself. It is going to feel wonderful to make em drool and then say "I don't think so." That is the truth behind my weight loss. No other reason. Finally tired of being the sweet, caring, person that everyone says they want but don't accept in the end. Going to get "hot" and "fab" toughen up and then get what I want. It ain't doing it by being a sweetheart so I am going to turn it around. The bad boys get the good girls and the bad girls get the good guys. Guess who is turning into a bad girl? The whole they love you for who you are stuff is a bunch of crap. No they don't. If they don't like the package they don't want to open the present. It's what's on the inside that counts. Ummmmm...that's right! Fat is not where it's at. It's about time I am honest with myself and the world.

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3/6/19 1:31 P

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To be able to buy clothes everywhere and not have to pay more for a larger size. I also want to look good in the pictures at the wedding in June.

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11/29/18 11:12 P

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I suppose I have a couple.
My biggest one is to get rid of the pain that I have over 230 pounds.
I'd like to fit back into the Large clothes I got last time I lost the weight. I have an entire wardrobe in my closet I currently don't fit into.

Try something new every day. You never know whether you can or can't if you never try.


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8/1/18 1:12 P

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My superficial reason is that I no longer want to be called the "fat storm trooper" when I dress up with our volunteer group.



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7/26/18 12:34 P

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I feel like I should just go to each post and reply "Same".

Top one is I want to be able to play with my kids. I gained about 30 pounds in 3 months after my dad died in March. I feel wiped out just going grocery shopping. I need to get this under control.

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3/20/18 2:03 P

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I want to be able to hike longer trails without getting winded.To be there for my two kids when they want to do an activity and to be a healthy person.

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3/16/18 10:22 P

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I want to be able to walk in a store and buy what I want, not what's left on the rack (or catalog) that comes in my size. I am tired of settling, seems like I have done that in life, too.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.”
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3/15/18 4:12 P

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Superficial reason is because my weight is a factor in my head all of the time. I feel "vulnerable" due to it and judged. My father, brother and sister have been really cruel not as cruel as society has. So, I spend most time at home. I will feel less judged and at least be left alone. I want to have some different experiences and losing weight will open that up for me. Doctors are awful if one is heavy. Well, some doctors. I am recovering from surgery, so I feel a sense of renewal.

My husband is very supportive and I have 3 supportive kids. I've been doing much internal work for the past few years , healing my childhood wounds and my beliefs about myself and I've discovered it's all connected. Time to accept and nourish my body.

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1/29/18 9:40 A

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The same as many of you, to be able to shop in the "regular" clothes section instead of the plus-size section

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
--Francis of Assisi

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1/28/18 11:57 P

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Oh my gosh I can relate to so many of these. I want to look good in cute clothes.

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1/21/18 10:59 A

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ok please don't judge me. but i am widow. depression and stress caused me to gain back all the weight i lost prior to his death. now i just want to be "thin" again, so that i feel confident enough about myself to meet someone. it's been over five years since his death and sometimes the lonliness is suffocating.

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1/17/18 8:11 A

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I went to an amusement park a year ago and had to get off a ride because I wouldn't fit. I had to do what I felt was the walk of shame and I never want to feel that again. And darn it I want to ride that ride

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1/13/18 6:49 P

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To wear the clothes that I have in my closet.

I have so many nice clothes in my closet that no longer fit. I gained 80 lbs in 2012 and could no longer wear them. I would have a whole "new" wardrobe when I lose weight.

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1/4/18 9:53 A

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weigh less than my husband, to not feel guilty when I go to a restaurant and have people looking at me for being so fat, to fit in my small cute clothes again



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11/27/17 10:50 P

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To be able to go to Universal Studios and ride all of the rides! A few years ago I was down enough to ride a few roller coasters, but I still have a few to conquer and I really want to ride them all!

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10/24/17 12:02 P

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To fit into my snowpants! I am a teacher and I have recess duty and I need to wear my snowpants to stay warm!

I'm Jenny, BTW, I have been here before and am glad to be back!

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For me, I don't want my weight to be the first thing I think about in every social situation. I'm the biggest one in the room...will I fit in that booth...will I need a seat belt extender on the plane...etc, etc. Plus, my boyfriend and I love Vegas and I want to be able to wear the cuter, cooler clothes and not worry about showing my arms, or my legs... emoticon

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6/30/17 1:10 P

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For me, I am tired of being the 'biggest' person in the room. I don't want for others to be my size, I just would like to not be the one who sits out while clothes shopping because I don't 'fit' the clothes that my friends and family fit.

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6/30/17 1:08 P

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SCARLETFERN - I completely understand! I started thinking I was fat at 12 years old. I would go on these little cycles of 'diet' and 'gain'. Unfortunately the mental image of myself was not reality. Because of this I caused myself to spiral and gain over the last few decades :( I look back even at my wedding 10 years ago and realize how much I have changed physically. Mentally I have made improvements, but those are just taken serious hold, so not it is time for the body. I, too, want to look in the mirror and see a healthier, thinner me. Now it is an effort to change my health for the better, and to love what I see in the mirror, regardless what size I am.

Thank you for sharing. It is good to know that the struggle is real :)
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6/6/17 10:58 A

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I have a skirt that my hubby really likes that fit 40 pounds ago. I want to be able to wear that soon for a date night!!

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When I was a teen and in my early 20's I thought I was huge and ugly, I look at pictures and wonder what glue I was sniffing back then. Now I am as big as I thought I was then. I look at pictures and think wow I am way bigger than I think I am. I want to be able to look at my refection and see the thinner healthier me that I was but to also have my mind accept and embrace that image.

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5/23/17 3:03 P

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I can also think of plenty of superficial reasons, but my biggest one is to not be jealous of my 16 year old daughter getting all the cute clothes and me having to shop for whatever will fit me in the plus size department.

I would also like to be able to feel like a million when I book a spa vacation. I don't want the masseuse trying to work on me with fat rolls. It's embarrassing to go to a place where people are tanned, beautiful and healthy and not fit in.

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5/1/17 10:22 A

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Jeans without elastic waists and tops without sleeves. lol
Roller coasters, restraurant booths, plane seats, sports cars, motor cycle...fit in and ride on.
Shop in thrift shops, instead of high priced plus sized store.
Bras...would luv to buy one in a shop, instead of online.
Keep up with my fit hubby...and better sex. lol

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4/11/17 11:43 A

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Superficially? I miss cute clothes.

You never know what you can do until you have to do it. - Betty Ford

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4/11/17 4:53 A

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I have loads of superficial reasons, but as I was telling my friend earlier, I don't want to be the "fat" friend anymore. All of my friends are skinny, hot and athletic...then you get to me.

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we 'd grab ours back.

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3/31/17 7:05 P

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I want to be able to enjoy my vacation, and not spend the entire time timing to find outfits to hide my fat!

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3/20/17 8:33 P

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There are many superficial reasons for me but the main one is to learn to dance! I want to learn to tap dance and any other genre that I may find interesting!

~Angela

"The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result."- Albert Einstein
It is time to do something different!!


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9/14/16 12:03 P

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Superficial - Fit comfortably in airline seats, not be embarrassed when pictures are taken, weigh less than my husband.

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So many things that I want to do- amusement park rides #1, Feeling comfortable in an airplane seat, not having little children stare at me like I'm going to eat them.

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9/12/16 9:42 P

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Superficial Reason: I'd really like to wear my absolutely favorite ratty blue jeans again from 15 years ago. I haven't worn 'jeans' for that long...

Real Reason:
Health, Movement, Children, to-be grandchildren, my mother, my husband and to see what's around the corner next in adventures!

~If you always do what you've always done you'll always get what you've always gotten.


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8/8/16 10:53 A

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Superficial reason: To ride a roller coaster.

Real reason: To be considered healthy enough to have a hernia repaired.

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8/7/16 9:58 A

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to just go to any store to buy clothes, and not HATE having my picture taken.

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I want to shop in the normal clothing stores/sections, not need an airplane seatbelt extension, and not HATE to have my picture taken. :)

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8/5/16 10:00 A

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Superficial reason: We have a cruise booked and they take pictures all the time. I don't want to be disgusted by myself when I look at the pictures.

Real reason: I lost my dad recently and I know I am at high risk for the same problems he had but I am starting those problems younger. I want to be around for my family for a long time.

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8/3/16 1:38 P

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I would like to be able to wear a bikini! emoticon

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7/25/16 3:38 P

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I want to be able to buy clothes from places like Wal-mart, and not Casual Male XL.

Change comes from within.


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6/10/16 5:30 P

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To go to my high school reunion next year without embarrassing myself

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I want to fly without asking for a seat belt extension. And to fit in the seat.

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6/2/16 1:21 P

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my superficial reason to lose weight is to be able to find clothes that look/feel right on me. I carry all of my weight from the waist down and have a hard time finding clothes that either fit or balance out my shape. When I do find a pair of pants I like I usually buy 4 or 5 pair. I work at a grade school and have had kids ask why do you always wear the same thing, or why do you always have on a jacket or sweater even when its hot (to cover my hips). I know they are not being mean they're just kids, but it does hurt and makes me feel bad about myself.

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5/17/16 12:16 P

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I want to be able to move fast with my grand children. Telling them I cant due to my weight hurts me. Plus I'll live longer.

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4/17/16 11:08 P

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To fit on rides at Universal Studios emoticon

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4/1/16 11:04 P

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I want to look amazing this summer, wearing some cute maxi dresses and look sexy!!!

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3/31/16 3:14 A

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I have been separated from my husband for 8 months and hes planning to move back here to the same city so he can visit our son more......and I want him to eat his heart out when he sees how good I look!

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I also want to be able to wear maxi dresses all summer without someone asking if I'm pregnant.

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I want to be able to shop in the "regular size " section of the store instead of the plus size. I want to be able to wear jeans again. I don't know if it would be superficial to say I want to lose weight so my sister would ask me what I did so she could lose weight because I would like for her to get to a healthy weight too .

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1/25/16 7:50 A

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So my stomach wont' get in the way when I 'm having sex with my husband. emoticon

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I have some of the same "obvious" reasons as many of you have already stated...ie clothes, feeling good etc... but really I want to do things I have never done before - I want to go skinny dipping and only have to worry because it might not be "ok" to be done - not worry because someone might see me naked! There are so many things that I have never done because of my weight...I don't want that to be my restriction any more!!!

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1/21/16 10:47 P

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My superficial reason....I want to lose because I'm tired of being judged and I want better health and I'm hoping one day to have grand kids that I'm able to wreak havoc with....but the superficial reason, and this will sound bad I know but it's the place I'm in right now personally.....the superficial reason is to make my ex-husband take a second look (this is what you could have had you fool! sorry but he's pushing all my buttons lately) and to make the boyfriend a bit jealous (hey! Pay attention to me for once or someone else will!). So yeah, that's my ridiculous superficial reason(s) lol

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1/21/16 2:18 P

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this is true

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1/21/16 2:17 P

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So I can look on the outside, like the fierce diva that I am on the inside!!

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to be healthier in the future be here for my family and play with the grandbabies

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... so I can ditch the way-too-old-looking and way--too-ugly plus size clothing that exists out there! (It's so damn hard to get nice stuff in plus size!)

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Right? Catherines!! Expensive!!

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So I can comfortably bend over and tie my shoes without my stomach getting in the way.
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So other men will be jealous of my husband. I know that sounds bad, but it's superficial.

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I hear that! Some of the clothes for the larger ladies are just too ugly for words in some stores that I could just cry. :). I didn't always have a weight problem, there was a time when I could not put on weight no matter what I tried, well those days are long over. I have a ton of superficial reasons to lose this excess weight that has been put on over the last 20 years and a few very good reasons.

Superficial: fit into a airplane seat, wear smaller clothing sizes and know I look terrific in them, walk all day without feeling drained of energy, actually try snorkeling, scuba diving one day,

Good reasons: prevent health problems, lower cholesterol, (currently at 196), relieve back and knee pain that crops up when I move the wrong way.

One step at a time moves mountains of obstacles. Keep moving forward instead of looking in the rear view mirror.


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Because people judge you by the way you look and I'm tired of being judged.

"What you can't say owns you. What you hide controls you."

"The world is enveloped in your kind beauty and all the features that people tend to overlook because of the veils of judgment that they have placed before their eyes."

"If you aren't happy about something in your life... change it"

"You only fail when you stop trying."



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Better clothes at way better prices. I'm tired of paying so much for clothes then not really liking them all that much.

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Because I bought this AMAZING leather corset last year and now I can't even wrap it around my body, let alone wear it.



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12/27/15 1:31 P

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I would like to be able to walk up stairs without being winded. I want to be able to fit into an airplane seat comfortably, without fear of being made to buy a second seat. I'd like to go to restaurants and be seated in booths, instead of always requesting a table. I'd like to shop in department stores without having to choose from the same selection as all other big girl (Lane Bryant, Catherine's, Avenue). I'd like to feel motivated to care about makeup and haircare - putting some effort into my appearance. I'd like to build my stamina and regain my health. I want to change jobs. Basically, I want to live my life without my weight being a factor.

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12/23/15 3:53 P

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so in a couple of years I can go to Jamaica and not have to worry about if I can fit into a airplane seat. Just call me stella cause I plan to get my groove back! emoticon

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11/19/15 1:56 P

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My superficial reason to loose weight is to not look and feel fat. I want to look like I did in my profile picture.



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11/19/15 11:01 A

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I'm just tired of being tired because I'm too tired! Seriously!

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To like what I see in the mirror.

You never know what you can do until you have to do it. - Betty Ford

PeneloBoom!!


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11/17/15 3:00 P

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To go into any clothing store and buy clothes NOT in the fat lady section.

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11/11/15 6:07 P

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To be able to tie my shoes without getting out of breath.

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11/7/15 6:27 P

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Sex in the City wannabe. Goal is to go to NYC and hit the clothing stores there.

Edited by: SPARKLE1767 at: 11/7/2015 (18:28)
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I have a 25 yr high school reunion in 2017

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I want to buy clothes because I like them not because they are the best fit.

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10/4/15 2:38 A

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Laney the Girl
You look beautiful now, but I hear ya with wanting to buy regular size clothes, me too!

Edited by: HALLOWEENJEN at: 10/4/2015 (02:44)
You can't lose weight by talking about it, you have to shut your mouth.
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10/4/15 2:36 A

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So I will look good next May for my daughters graduation!

You can't lose weight by talking about it, you have to shut your mouth.
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9/22/15 10:15 A

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To be able to shop in the regular size section instead of plus size.

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So my 18 year old son will b impressed

looking for friends to connect with, get to know, and encourage each other along this journey. :-)
Blessings
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I've discovered a love of cruising. There are photographers all over the ship taking pictures. I want to look at the pictures and NOT hate the way I look in those pictures. And I wanna be able to wear cute clothes on my cruises as well.

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This year we purchased season passes to our local amusement park (WorldsOfFun). I had to squeeze into many of the seats and going thru the turnstiles was terrifying.I fit thru each time but it was always a reminder of my size. I want next year to be easier.



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I want to be able to put my arms straight down at my sides again and smaller feet.

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~Mike Murdock


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So I can look good riding my motorcycle. That and I can't fit into any chaps. I really want more leg protection when I ride!

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My ex is going to go to my daughter's graduation and I want to rub it in how good I look.

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So I can stop feeling like when I go somewhere with my significant other that people look at us like he could find someone much more attractive than I am. He loves me and tells me I'm beautiful at any weight/size/etc., but he's also better at ignoring the looks too.

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So I look hot and can shop in regular-size clothes.

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde


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I went to Florida this summer and got kicked off the Harry Potter Escape from Gringotts ride. I LOVE Harry Potter and was looking forward to that ride! I didn't even try the othe Harry Potter ride.

However, next summer I am going to Florida again and I want to be able to go on any ride I choose! I am going with my high school choir students and after 27 1/2 hours on a tour bus to get there, I think I will deserve it!

Jenny*

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8/4/15 11:41 A

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For some one to take a double look at me because I am that Awesome...and of course a brand new wardrobe...

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world."
~Joanne Gobure~


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To look good for men (I want more dating options)
To be able to ride rides at the amusement park
To not have my belly touch the table in a restaurant
To see over my belly while laying on back watching TV
To sit in regular seat at Dr.s office, not the one built for two without the middle bar
To stop my ex from telling me "you're Molly" from Mike & Molly. He loves her but he inferred I'm like her in every way and told me I just need to find a "fat Mike" to love and care for me.
To be able to sit on plastic outdoor furniture without cringing hoping it won't break.
To have the nurses stop apologizing when I ask what the scale said. (And I'd been happy cuz I lost weight).
*** To know I am taking care of me***

looking for friends to connect with, get to know, and encourage each other along this journey. :-)
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8/2/15 12:47 A

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These are all too familiar, particularly the airplane seats and movie theater seats.

I don't like always aiming for an end seat at a table in a meeting or a restaurant so I don't have to squeeze myself around people on either side.
I don't want to dread whether or not I'll fit in a booth if we eat out.
I don't want my toddler to poke me in the stomach in public and announce "mama's fat belly" to the world.
I don't want exceed the weight recommendations in a camp chair (those foldable ones) or an office chair (250 pounds?) I don't want to worry about breaking something that I sit on.
I don't want sparkpeople to recommend that I join a 200+ pounds to lose board.

The one that gets me every day.. I want to wrap myself in a bath towel after I shower and for it to fit all the way around me, including my hips and stomach.

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Cute clothes is definitely on the list for me. Also, I'd love to be able to play softball again!

-Carren
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To be able to wear pretty dresses that fit right. A close second would be getting out of a lawn chair without first slipping onto my knees like I am praying and propping myself up on the chair arms. (can you tell I had a recent experience emoticon

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I want to wear regular boots, now I can't because they don't fit on my calves.
I want to ride the rides at amusement parks.
I want to go to the beach (my favorite place) and wear a normal size swim suit.
I want to go to restaurants without worrying if I will fit in a booth.
I want to to out dancing and actually dance and not just sit there.
I want to fit better in my mustang, and not have to put the steering wheel in the up position to drive it.
I want to go somewhere on an airplane and not have to take my skinny daughter along so she can sit next to me where the overflow goes..


My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
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I have many of the same reasons listed below but mainly, i want to look awesome (just in case I run into any exboyfriends) AND I totally want new clothes!

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Would like to be thin again and be able to go into a store and pull something off the rack that looks good without my stomach hanging to the floor.

Thanks,
Trixy, Crystal Tigers, Swing into Spring
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That is awesome, SWIMTOWALK! You have to love those victories!

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I don't like shopping, and there are clothes I like and own in my closet that I can *almost* wear. I've been happy to discover that some of them fit already.

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7/24/15 4:00 P

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Superficial Reasons:
I want to make his knees weak.
I want to wear sundresses without looking ridiculous.
I want small feet again.

Other Reasons:
Too many to list! emoticon

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Look good in naked

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So I can go to Six Flags Magic Mountain and actually go on the rides instead of just 'watching'

Being 100+ lbs overweight, it's the little things like be being able to squeeze into a roller coaster seat and actually being able to put the bar down all the way. That realization that hits you that your going to have to get back off the ride because you unable to do this.... well, it's the worst feeling in the world.. emoticon

There will be a day when I WILL go to Six Flags Magic Mountain and ride every single roller coaster..and it's going to be a blast!



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Shorts, bikini, slimmer face, smaller size shoe, looking younger, sex.

Every little step counts! When I take a few steps back. Will only be to propel myself toward.


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7/19/15 5:26 P

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Me too on wanting to wear natural fibers. I have someone who sews me basic, really flattering tops now from fabric I buy online at Mood NY. Not cheap but I have cheap piles of stuff I've worn just to cover myself as opposed to looking good. Silk for me yay! Take that lane bryant, Catherine's and avenue!

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to regain the confidence I had at a healthy weight!

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Oh my gosh. I loved reading all of these and I can so relate to EVERYTHING on here. For me, I have hopes of getting rid of my CPAP I use to sleep. Also, I would like to stop hiding in the back in group photos, and always choosing the black and navy clothing "to hide my fat."

Edited by: SO_WORTH_IT at: 7/16/2015 (20:10)
Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: The future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so. --anonymous


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