Wednesday, May 5, 2010


"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship," Louisa May Alcott

I found this on a blog (Skinny Me)...and borrowed it. It is a list of 25 reasons why you want to lose weight. It's delightful and fun. And true.

Here is my list of 25 reasons I want to lose weight.
Have always wanted to lose weight.
Am losing weight....

1. I want my health to be good.
2. I want to live well into my 90's.
3. I want to be gorgeous and be hot and feel like the sexy friend.
4. I want to have complete confidence in the way I see my body.
5. I want to finally enjoy summer and not sweat excessively at the mere rise of a degree.
6. I want my family to not make fun of me for being overweight.
7. I want to weigh less than my boyfriend/husband.
8. I don't want to be the 'fat friend'.
9. I don't want to be afraid of seeing people from the past and fear the thoughts in their head about how I look.
10. I don't want to be winded from walking up a flight of stairs or the mall escalator when it breaks down.
11. I want to love shopping for clothes and wear trends that don't come in my size.
12. I want to learn and love to cook fantastic meals.
13. I want to have amazing self-esteem.
14. I don't want to keep nagging at myself to lose weight.
15. I want to feel strong and toned.
16. I want to feel in control of my food choices and health habits.
17. I want to look amazing on my wedding day.
18. I want to prevent diabetes since it runs on both sides of my family.
19. I don't want getting older to mean letting myself go by staying overweight.
20. I want to be able to borrow my friend's clothes.
21. I want to be the posh aunt/friend/coworker who looks amazingly chic in her old age.
22. I want to reach my goal at Weight Watchers.
23. I want to run a 5K and not be embarrased about the possibility of not finishing the race.
24. I want to be a good example of healthy living for other people in my life.
25. I want jerky ex-bfs to kick himselves when they see me.
(Note: I kept a few of Skinny Me's 'wants' because I felt the exact same way...)
*double hugs*

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Vaia for the words of encouragement on my blog (about my room and getting it to be a sanctuary...a word, btw, that I love). I love your list, I might have to steal it for my blog!!! You're fabulous and you can do this girl- I'm cheering for you!!!!




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