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What are you most looking forward as you progress on your journey?

I'll start off

1. Not having to use the handicap stall in the bathroom

2. Being able to fasten a normal seatbelt on an airplane

3. Being able to put on my own sneakers

4. Doing my own pedicure

5. Being able to look at cute clothes again

6. Having a real hug (you know, when the other person can get their arms ALL the way around)

7. Exercise that doesn't hurt

8. Hopefully getting rid of most of my medications

9. Not being described by others as "fat" or "big"

10. Being able to keep up with my grandchildren

Okay, that's a start. You get the idea. I didn't even mention the joy of being able to shop for clothes and not feel like I have to hide the size label when I take it to the cash register. :) I look forward to hearing what you all think.

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Love this!!

Here is my list:

1. Crossing my legs when I sit

2. Wearing high heels

3. Posting pics of myself on Facebook (right now it's just pics of my kids!)

4. Going to high school reunions, weddings, funerals...basically all the places I currently avoid for fear of running into someone who doesn't know how fat I got since high school.

5. Buying an outfit b/c I actually like it, but b/c it's the only thing that fits.

6. Going to my husband's work parties, etc, and not being embarrassed for everyone to see his fat wife (he is very good looking and I know people expect him to have a thin, beautiful, wife)

7. Wearing stretch pants to go to the gym, not b/c they are the only thing that fits.

8. Being a healthy role model for my children.

9. Keeping up with my husband, doing physical activities, hiking, bike riding, etc.

10. Going to a party or restaurant to enjoy the company, and not focusing on the food.

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Amen to that last one, ChubRub! I will be so happy when I don't obsess over what is being offered determining where I want to go out.

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My List:

  1. Retiring at goal weight and at a normal weight for the first time since I was 8;
  2. Getting off the danggone blood pressure meds;
  3. I want to return to waiting a size 10 shoe;
  4. My knees and feet not hurting all of the time;
  5. No more acid reflux;
  6. Being able to shop at other places than Lane Bryant;
  7. I'm sure there will be more things going on this list.

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For me it would be to get rid of the back, knee, plantat fasciitis pain! To be able to walk and maybe run without pain stifling the effort of trying!

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For me it's all about being healthy, having energy, and being able to participate in activities (like walking moderate distances!) that were not possible before. Looking great is a pleasant side effect! 🙂

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I think we can all appreciate each other's desires here. Especially about not being in pain when you walk, run, etc. I'm looking forward to being able to do up the dishes in one go rather than having to quit half way through and come back to it later.

Dang! I'm looking forward to being able to bend over without so much hassle to be able to clean out my cats' boxes, because right now it is a chore.

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25 minutes ago, Machalo said:

I think we can all appreciate each other's desires here. Especially about not being in pain when you walk, run, etc. I'm looking forward to being able to do up the dishes in one go rather than having to quit half way through and come back to it later.

Dang! I'm looking forward to being able to bend over without so much hassle to be able to clean out my cats' boxes, because right now it is a chore.

I think cleaning out a litter box is a chore regardless of your weight! 🙂

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LOL! You're right about that, Recidivist. It's even more of a chore when you can't easily reach them.

Oh! I thought of another thing I will look forward to! I'm looking forward to being able to sit in a chair like a real person and not have to lean my upper body back to a reclining position just to have back support.

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On 10/14/2019 at 12:37 PM, Machalo said:

What are you most looking forward as you progress on your journey?

I'll start off

1. Not having to use the handicap stall in the bathroom

2. Being able to fasten a normal seatbelt on an airplane

3. Being able to put on my own sneakers

4. Doing my own pedicure

5. Being able to look at cute clothes again

6. Having a real hug (you know, when the other person can get their arms ALL the way around)

7. Exercise that doesn't hurt

8. Hopefully getting rid of most of my medications

9. Not being described by others as "fat" or "big"

10. Being able to keep up with my grandchildren

Okay, that's a start. You get the idea. I didn't even mention the joy of being able to shop for clothes and not feel like I have to hide the size label when I take it to the cash register. :) I look forward to hearing what you all think.

Not have three sizes in my closet (small, medium, and large). I'm also hoping that this arthritis in my knees will subside just a little bit even though they started to hurt really bad which is why I started gaining weight in the first place because of the medicines I was taking.

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