get into kite surfing!
I've flown stunt kites before in my life and always thought it would be so fun to do kite surfing (google it if you don't know what it is). But I'd have to be in totally good shape which I'm far from these days! Long long term goal!
What would you do if you reached your ideal?
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i have reached my ideal weight! :D Woot! Woot! AND this time, i'm gonna stay there!!! LOL
yep! now, i just enjoy life so much more. everything is better! it's so cool shopping now & yeah... i don't need to hide from cameras... i AM & feel so much better & healthier. it's awesome!
I'm there... shopping is great, the mirror is kind. People are exactly the same really. Life's problems are still pretty much the same. Takes less alcohol to get me drunk :)
Fly without having the arm rest jabbing into my hips.
These are the things i will do:
be on a plane WITHOUT the belt extender
Wear a two piece swimming suit
that is just some of the things i want to do...
You know I think Ill go swimming with my kids in a bathing suit. I haven't worn one in years. I do the big shirt and shorts thing. My girls always try to pick a bathing suit for me and when I lose all the extra weight Ill let them. Seems silly on screen but that's one thing I really want.
I want to be able wear some of those stretchy clothes, the ones that really show off my large stomach at the moment.
Original Post by heatherkparks:
"Oh I was skinny before and I had a ton of confidence. Knowing how you feel when are thin makes being overweight so much harder...at least for me."
I think there's a lot of truth to that statement. The most difficult parts for me are
- having a ton of reminders around me (photos, clothes, etc) how skinny I used to be
- getting winded just walking up the stairs when I used to be an athlete
- in my head, I still see myself as a skinny girl...when I see current photos of myself its like a jarring reminder that I'm not that person anymore. Talk about an identity crisis.
So maybe being skinny isn't an instant way to have self-confidence, but its an awfully big step in the right direction. And unfortunately, gaining a great deal of weight in a short amount of time (for whatever reason) is a pretty good way to instantly kill any self confidence. But most importantly, taking the initiative to do the right thing for your body and lose weight is BIG a step in the right direction.
I agree with this quite a bit. Being skinny doesn't neccessarily give you confidence in yourself, but it can help if body image is important to you. Back when I was at my ideal weight, I didn't have much self-confidence at all. I thought I looked terrible, thought I was overweight, all that stuff. I've learned over the last year or so to have much more self-confidence, and I think that it will make getting back to my ideal weight that much better. I'll be able to enjoy something that I was never able to in the past.
As much self-confidence as I have, I still get embarrassed when faced with certain situations. For example, this summer I would not have been caught dead in a swimming suit. I hate to have my picture taken most of the time. At the same time, I'll still get dressed up and go out and show off a bit of my body. When I do this, I just ignore that little voice in my head that says, "You're too fat to wear this type of outfit." I just wish I could control that voice. I think it'll be easier once I've achieved my goals with weight though, at least that's what I'm hoping.
I have a list!
-Bake! If I bake now I just eat it all and the calories are HUGE! :P and I LOVE baking :)
-Run for an hour at a time (my ultimate goal)
- Buy a bikini as I have promised my other half that this will happen!
But I don't think we should put off our goals until we reach an exact pound weight. We should always keep trying. Except for my baking goal; thats just too much temptation! :p
- Buy a wetsuit. At the moment, unless I get one custom made (expensive), the arms and legs are just too long on the ones that I can actually get into. I need to be able to fit into a small in order to get one with arms and legs that are acutally short enough. Plus, I always feel self conscious wearing them because you can't hide your tummy in a wetsuit.
- Wear a bikini. You know the great thing about bikinis? They're essentially underwear. You can wear them under your clothes without feeling like you're wearing an extra layer in the hot weather. Of course I see women on the beach who are more overweight than I am wearing them all the time, but... I just can't bring myself to do that. I just can't have my tummy out there and jiggling.
My first post, and I can relate to SO much you all have said!
I had been very thin all my life until I got in my mid 40's. Then WHAM! I am terrified that I will run into someone from my skinny past. I am happily married and will be 57 in a few weeks. I have had contact from a few old musician friends from my past on Facebook. They remember me as being the high energy fun girl who had so many dates back then. Not so much these days lol. I guess we all grow old, but FAT is another thing!
If I was at my ideal weight I would
- Go dancing with my hubby
- Go to this huge mall with my daughter and grand daughter and walk around
- Not ache from arthritis as much, hopefully
- Walk on the beach in a bathing suit. I love the ocean
- Ditto. Run from cameras. Lol
- Just have that wonderful feeling of putting on clothes in a small size.
- See my grandchildren get married.
- Be healthier and possibly live longer than my Mom, Dad and Sister who died at 63, 64, 57 respectively
Dress up as whatever I want for Halloween and Comicon.
Get a bikini wax at a salon. Then wear my bikinis again.
Not dread having kids with my hubs since I know I would be able to lose the pregnancy weight.
Buy nice clothes and wear them.
Take lots of pictures when we move to Japan in January.
At my ideal weight I would wear the two pairs of Paige jeans I have stashed away that I bought when I was almost there about a year ago, and haven't fit into since.
At my ideal weight I will wear bikinis with a smile on, not getting embarrassed if other people join my BF and I in a hot tub. I hope to do this in mid February on my first ever cruise, with him
I would walk my dogs on the beach in a sundress and not a huge pair of rolled up jeans and a baggy tshirt.
I would invest in new clothes that flatter my best features and explore my personal sense of style. I would go buy-out victoria's secret and get all the essentials in every color I like.
I would be more likely to dance when at shows and get down like I always did.
If i reached my weight goal i would be ripped
My weight is really the only part of me that I'm not happy with at the moment. If I reach my ideal weight (I'm a big self-saboteur, so it really is "if"), I hope I would just enjoy being me and being happy with myself. But it's entirely possible that I'd have to find something else to be neurotic about.
WHEN I reach my goal (still 103 lbs away) I will wear a pretty black dress with hose and black heel shoes. I'll go to family reunion looking like a million bucks.
Prance around in a sexy two piece!!! (Even through it's been snowing out.)
Buy a hot bikini and flirt with a cute guy at the beach.
Sing and dance for 2 days; then sing and dance again for another 2 days; then check my weights every Sunday, go to gym 3-4 times a week, eat healthy, be active .... and get a massage every other month if I keep the weight off.
Been repeated enough to know that losing is actually easier (relatively speaking; it is of course not easy in an absolute term) and keeping is the hardest.
Will also put my before and after pictures somewhere (cannot decide yet.... since I don't want others (who would visit me) to see them; family is fine - been there seen that).
Happily donate everything that is bigger for the new me at the goal weight.
This time, I am so determined to keep the weight off (when I reach my goal).
Jog in my sports bra at the gym :D