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Things I look forward to at goal weight !

Monday, April 10, 2017

As part of on of my 100+ First Step Club challenges I'm to blog about 5 things I look forward to at goal weight. Here are the five things that came to mind today. I'm sure at goal weight I will be realizing new things ever day are are less of a challenge 113 pounds lighter than at my highest weight or even my weight now.

1. I can't help it -- how I think I will look and wearing smaller clothing is still one of my tops reasons for wanting to lose weight. I've fought weight since I was in elementary school. I would like to live the last part of my life realizing what it's like to be smaller. I also think it will be more fun to shop for clothing. It's easier to wear "normal" looking clothing now. Things are made in just about every size. But that wasn't the way year ago. Years ago the selection was much small for bigger clothing. And of course WallyWorld charges that $2 for the clothing with the extra "X's". I've told people if 2x cost more then -- S, M, L should cost different prices as well.

2. Hoping for a reduction in medications. This is a wish anyway that a smaller and healthier body will need less medication. I currently take 2 different medications for fluid retention -- 5 pills total.

3. Ability to move easier with less shortness of breath. This one goes with #2 in a way. I'm hoping that a lower body weight will make it easier for ambulation. At this point I'm unable to walk like I once did. I become short of breath very easily and legs become fatigued. It seems to be the heart failure will be much is easier to control and live with when I'm smaller. I'll have to decide at that time if my goal weight is the best weight that the doctor and I have discussed up until now.

4. I'm very involved with my TOPS Club and chapter in the area and region. I would love to be the State King. Even before reaching goal weight I will be able to start working toward my Century Award for 100 pounds. You have to maintain the 100 pound weight for 52 weeks. If you don't keep it at 100 pounds or more lost you have to start counting your 52 weeks again. And then of course KOPS status Keep Off Pounds Sensibly. My hope is that I can assist others on their journey -- showing if I can do it -- they can do it. I especially want to let people know of the struggles with motivation and plateaus (real or imagined).

5. Last goal -- write goals about what it's living LIVING at goal weight not what it will be be WHEN I reach goal weight. I shared with a Sparkfriend today. She has these 3 words at the top of her sparkpage
I've been working and wanting a long time. But recently something seemed to click - the belief that I could and would reach goal --- I had decided I needed to and would --- commit and recommitted my time and energy to looking at for me -- I had to make this a priority AGAIN and I will succeed -- one day -- one meal and one pound at a time.

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and by the way --- Sister Rainbow is visiting Sparkpeople this month so her picture might be there in place of "mine" at times. 100+ First Step Club has lots of fun challenges -- but April is double the fun and foolishness!

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