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Uncommon Reasons to Lose Weight


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I was sitting here (bored at work, hehe) and something sparked my mind. Everyone has their own reasons for losing weight. It ranges from happiness/self-confidence to wanting to be able to wear a size 2 or a bikini with pride. However, everyone has random and uncommon reasons they want to lose to. Maybe they are not part of common knowledge people people are too embarrassed/shy to discuss them openly. What are you uncommon reasons you want to lose weight? Mine are:

1. I want to go to the store and not feel embarrassed when buying a chocolate bar. At the moment, I don't buy them because I feel like people are staring at the "fat girl buying the candy".

2. I don't want to be that girl who walks up three flights of stares and is completely out of breath and having a heart attack.

3. I think it would be funny to see my clothes that I wear now be baggy and barely fit me. I would still wear them sometimes to, as weird as it sounds!

Maybe these are really uncommon reasons, but they are different than the whole common "I want to be pretty" or "I want to be healthy" reasons!

Edited Mar 04 2008 01:03 by nycgirl
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Go to the amusement park and fit in all of the rides!
I don't like the sound that occurs when I wear nylons because my thighs rub together =D

I've been losing weight partly to give my horse a bit of a break! I know he has enjoyed me losing 25 pounds as much as I have.

 

mollydominick reminded me of one! I hate that when I wear my favorite pair of jeans on a regular basis, the inside of my legs rub together thus starting to ruin my pants. I think I've had two pairs of pants that ended up with holes in them where my legs rubbed together. Weird, I know but thats one.

Oh and it's weird, but when I sit down, it kind of hurts to cross my legs like they tell you women should, if that makes sense? Weird, I know. 

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beyond wanting to go to the amusement park in kansas city the next time we go to missouri without wondering if my butt will fit in the seat....

But i have to dance with my daughter this year for competition. there are 11 girls and 11 moms, and i am the biggest... and a few of them are seriously tiny tiny women... i don't want to stand out too much and i want to be comfortable competing a dance...

plus, during recital we'll have to preform that dance again, and i'm in a tap and clogging class that will preform... Want to look good :P

Nik, this is great. First of all, I am with you on number 1. Completely. I am always embarrassed at the grocery store. Even if I am buying healthy food. Now how *crazy* is that??!?! I literally start to sweat. I hate that I care so much what other people think of me, that I think everyone must be looking into my basket, or staring as I put my stuff up on the checkout stand. I am truly not that narcissistic (sp?) about anything else but I just **know** everyone in the store is looking at me and internally pointing and laughing.

OK so maybe this is a lil more crazy than your #1... but you got me going.

Probably my 2nd biggest reason to lose is to reduce the size of my chest. When I lost ~40 lbs it only went down one cup size (from a DD to a D) but it was enough so that I felt less self-conscious. Now I am teetering between the two and I want to get back down. (My #1 reason to lose is my face - to get it thinner and, I think, better looking.)

Okay, I know this is gunna sound crude/mean, but a friend and I used to complain about the same thing! The pants rubbing together and ruining them...we dubbed it "the chub rub"! I went through more pants then I'd care to admit. Fortunately, between her and I we've lost about 155lbs....(only 65 is mine), and now we don't have the dreaded chub rub any more...you have this and more to look forward to with weight loss, no chub rub! (lol) Sorry, it was a funny thought; hope it doesn't offend anyone.! Wink

amy_blue, I'm the same way though. Sometimes when I want a fast meal, I'll buy a Lean Cuisine or something. When I buy this, I feel like people are looking at me wondering why this fat girl is buying diet food.

The thing about sitting in the seat in amusement parks is so true. I also felt that way about sitting in the seats during my classes at the college. No one else's stomach actually touches the freaking desk! 

Original Post by iridescent_identity:

Okay, I know this is gunna sound crude/mean, but a friend and I used to complain about the same thing! The pants rubbing together and ruining them...we dubbed it "the chub rub"! I went through more pants then I'd care to admit. Fortunately, between her and I we've lost about 155lbs....(only 65 is mine), and now we don't have the dreaded chub rub any more...you have this and more to look forward to with weight loss, no chub rub! (lol) Sorry, it was a funny thought; hope it doesn't offend anyone.! Wink

 That doesn't offend me! It's so true! I don't even wear skirts/dresses/shorts because my legs will rub together instead of the fabric of my jeans and it'll get all sore and red!

I want to be able to look at myself and not think that all the fat jokes just might fit me.

 

edit: OH YEAH...not have to wear bike shorts under all my skirts or dresses so I don't chub rub my the actual SKIN on my THIGHS ><

This isn't my main reason but it's an uncommon one...

I want to be able eat dinners at restaurants (like cheesecake factory) that have HUGE portions and not look like a fatty. Even if I don't eat the whole dish I feel like people are watching me and seeing if I'm going to eat the whole thing...paranoid much? lol...anyways, I'm always jealous of those girls that are able to order their food and not look like a pig... 

I want to be able to sit on my friends and not kill them. ;)
And I want to be one of those skinny chef clichés; always cooking but thin as a rail. I know so many people like that!

I would like to have my thighs NOT invade each others space!!!

 

I love the name the chub rub!  That's the perfect thing to call it!  Wearing corduroy is the worst for it too.  ugh...

I have a big dog that thinks he's a lap-dog.  I want my lap to be too little for him to sit on - since it's been shrinking he falls off once in a while and it's pretty funny.  Now instead he leans on me instead of trying to lay across me like he used to.

I don't want arm jiggle when I wear a tank top either.

I'm going to California in March to spend a week with my boyfriend, I haven't seen him in over a year and I want him to take one look at me and...well....yeah.....lol

Ooh! Another reason: I want to feel completely confident taking a full body picture for Myspace. Lame, but it's true!
I want to get in the shower and not be disgusted by what I see in the bathroom mirror.

I want to talk to a guy with confidence in my appearance.

I want to sing out loud, and not be self-conscious about the fact that I'm the fat girl singing.
one of the reasons i started losing weight was: to be picked 1st (or anything except for last)for gym...usually fat girls are picked last.
Oooo I thought of one more. I want to be "pick-upable" and "sit-on-lap-able". Meaning I want someone to actually pick me up and swing me around! Also, I'm terrified of sitting on anybody's lap, and I have been since forever. I want to sit on someone's lap and not squish them.
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I want to sing out loud, and not be self-conscious about the fact that I'm the fat girl singing.

 If only losing weight would give me a decent singing voice, too!

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