I like to tell myself that my weight doesn’t hold me back from doing things I want to do, but I’m full of $h^t. Don’t get me wrong…I have done a lot of fantastically cool, live-out-your-dreams kind of stuff in the last couple of years. But there is more to be done which is another motivating factor on my weight loss agenda.
Instead of concentrating on what I cannot do, I thought I’d talk about a few things I want to do — or just do better than I’m doing now.
I want to play golf without feeling self-conscious. I want to play well, but I’m so overweight now that I KNOW I’m not playing to my full potential. (Okay, I could probably use some more golf lessons from my gorgeous and wonderful, tall, Scottish, pro-golfer status friend, Gordon too. I’m just saying.) But I also want to play more often since I talk about it much more than I do it now. And, most importantly, I want to wear adorable pink LaCoste skirts when I play because looking the part is almost as much fun as the perfect shot.
I also want through Grand Central Station ( in the middle of NYC) without being the slowest person on the sidewalk. And I know I’ll utilize the subway a lot more when I don’t have to walk up two big flights of steps to get back up to ground level. I am a little snobby about the subway, but I’m admitting right now that I’m full of $h^t.
I want to buy clothes that are adorable, a little sexy and flattering — and designer. I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to live in the fashion mecca without the ability to take part in the fun. But I’m closer than I was, and I cannot wait to wear the stunning clothes I’ve been dreaming about.
And not that I really want to do it, but I would like to be able to ride a roller coaster if I want to. A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I came across what would be called “the best ride he has ever been on — ever,” and there was no question that he would have to go it alone. Now boyfriend knows that I’ve never been a roller coaster girl, but how cool would it be if I could go with him? And this ride looked awesome — and quick. So if the possibility had existed, I think he could have talked me into riding it with him.
I want to feel pretty and actually be pretty. (I’m not fishing for any compliments here. You so know what I mean!)
Boyfriend is also a fantastic dancer. And while I can almost feel the movements in my head, my body just doesn’t allow me to put them into practice. I would love to dance with him without being slow and awkward and silly.
Because of consistent healthy eating and exercise I know I will be able to do these things, and I look forward to it more than the next bite of any food you could put in front of me. And it is definitely not easy, but I know it’s worth it. Losing almost 40 pounds so far has helped me walk (much) faster and given me more energy throughout the day. And it’s just the beginning.
Does being overweight hold you back from doing things you’d like to do? Are you making changes for the better? Do you want to?