1 #, 1 Reason

I saw a post of a blog and she got the idea from one of her friends, and I loved it! For every pound lost, give a reason to have lost that pound! I looked over her list and I agreed with 85% of her list. But I am going to add just a bit more, not only a reason to have lost the pound but what I could/can do because of it!

So here is my list, and I’ll add the date the item was added, from now on.

  1. Sit on the floor comfortably without pinching my nerve in my hip.
  2. Walk through the pew at church without having to side step
  3. Lose the double chin
  4. Rediscover my jaw bone
  5. To shop at any store!
  6. Paint my toenails without having to put my foot up on the counter!
  7. Being able to see what color it is without having to bend over!!
  8. Hold a plank position for more than 1 minute
  9. Do more than 1 real push up at a time
  10. Fit in narrow seats
  11. Not have back fat
  12. Not have my legs touch in the middle
  13. Go jogging for fun, not for a fitness test (high school=nightmares)!
  14. Get to a healthy weight so I can see my future grandchildren!
  15. Find my collarbone and show it off
  16. Not just wear jeans & t-shirts!
  17. Run a 5k
  18. Train for a half marathon, eventually-maybe goal weight
  19. Train for a century bike ride (100 miles)
  20. Have tall boots fit over my calves
  21. Wear heals and not complain the minute they are put on!
  22. Not have my arms wave back at you when I wave
  23. Prove that I wasn’t meant to be FAT!
  24. Earn a Black Belt in Taekwondo
  25. Be smaller than I was as a Freshman in High school (271 lb)
  26. Feel good in my exercise clothes
  27. Have a healthy glow
  28. See my toes from a standing position (I suppose that goes with toenail polish).
  29. Make healthy changes to my favorite recipes because I want to, not because I have to
  30. Wake up ready to go, and not want more sleep
  31. Have more flexibility mentally and physically
  32. Prevent knee surgery
  33. Not be ashamed of myself
  34. Enjoy looking in the mirror
  35. Shop in the “regular” section of department stores
  36. Have positive things to say about myself
  37. Increase stamina
  38. Fit comfortably in chairs at events (ie: Beaver games, Movies, Broadway shows, etc.)
  39. Feel like a legitimate athlete when I am out exercising
  40. Look like a legitimate athlete when I am out exercising
  41. Inspire people
  42. Take joy in taking care of myself
  43. Try things I’ve wanted to try, but haven’t due to weight.
  44. Know that I’m worth it
  45. Finally know I DESERVE it
  46. I no longer qualify to be a contestant on the Biggest Loser!!
  47. Be able to be a bone marrow donor on Be the Match
  48. Feel good about donating all the fat clothes! See ya! (Dec 29, 2011)
  49. Enjoy food knowing it’s healthy
  50. Seeing that I am more flexible than I was 8 months ago
  51. Not seeing a number before the letters “XL” (in mens).
  52. Look in the mirror and enjoy the reflection!
  53. To not follow my dad in passing away early.
  54. Be able to run around with the kids and NOT gasp for breath.
  55. Have energy to do the things I want to do. (February 27, 2012)
  56. Feel a “high” when I have hit the gym/Dojo and had a good sweat.
  57. Look forward to getting a pair of size 16 jeans.
  58. Have the endurance to last at 5 minutes of sparring. (May 3, 2013)
  59. “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”
  60. A goal met, gives you huge motivation to the next goal-keep it up! (May 10, 2013)
  61.  Sit on an airplane and be “comfortable.”
  62. Figure out you do fit into a size 18 skirt not an 18w (whoops, bought the wrong size, it still fit!)
  63. Plug in my fitbit and be thrilled that I’ve hit the goal for the day.
  64. Not feel like I am missing out by eating shit food. See #59.
  65. EARN A BLACK BELT!!!!!!!! Done! (June 21, 2013)
  66. Know that even if you don’t want to work out, you will be happy you did when you are done. It will keep the progress going. (July 12, 13)
  67.  Getting your sweat on is sweet!
  68. Feeling good about what you did after you’ve worked out.
  69. Losing the weight to keep the arthritis in my knee from getting worse.
  70. Try new things at the gym (October 4, ’13)

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