List reasons why you want to lose weight. Do not include reasons that pertain to other people and what they want. What exactly do you want?
– A life…
That pretty much sums it up right there. All other reasons would fit nicely into those 2 little words up there. A Life. Plain and simple. When you weigh 530 pounds and your buttocks is glued to the same cushion of the couch with the only reprieve to waddle to the bathroom and/or get into bed, your options are pretty limited… and by pretty limited I really mean NULL and VOID!!!! Stamp a fanny pack on that sucker! But, I’ll play along and thing of other subsets of reasons…
– I want to ride the rides at an amusement park again
– I want to be someone… not just some basement dweller who shoves Q-tips in her ears and eats pizza by the pound
– I want to be successful and have a house to call my very own
– I want to shop in the “normal” people section for clothing and for goodness sakes I want to wear normal pants!!!!!!
– I want to walk down the street and have people look and whisper because I’m rocking my bad self… not because I look like King Kong.
– I want to be taken seriously by society.
– I no longer want to have to worry about the weight limit before I sit down and/or get on a piece of exercise equipment.
– I want to be able to weigh in on a regular scale
– I want to see a 1 before my weight number.
– I want to try new things and be more adventurous
– I want to be proud of myself
– I want a winning lottery ticket and a Mercedes (oops… how did that one get in here!)
A quote from my favorite show pretty much sums it up:
Two years ago, I was afraid of wanting anything.
I figured wanting would lead to trying and trying would lead to failure.
But now I find I can’t stop wanting.
I want to fly somewhere on first class.
I want to travel to Europe on a business trip.
I want to get invited to the White House.
I want to learn about the world.
I want to surprise myself.
I want to be important.
I want to be the best person I can be.
I want to define myself instead of having others define me.
I want to win and have people be happy for me.
I want to lose and get over it.
I want to not be afraid of the unknown.
I want to grow up and be generous and big-hearted, the way people have been with me.
I want an interesting and surprising life.
It’s not that I think I’m going to get all these things.
I just want the possibility of getting them.
Question of the Day: What do you want out of life?