Because I feel it’s important to remember what it was like to be heavy so I never go back, I’ve decided to post this list of some of my top “dislikes” from when I was morbidly obese.
A few of these are meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, however, they’re all true.
I won’t miss…
1. Using beach towels after a shower (instead of the too small “regular” bath towels).
2. Not being able to cross my legs.
3. Feeling sweat in my fat rolls.
4. Being the largest person in the room regardless of gender.
5. Hating the way I look in clothes.
6. Hating the way I look without clothes.
7. Weighing more than, or equal to, my husband.
8. Having my fat keep jiggling after I’ve stopped moving.
9. Hearing “But you have such a pretty face.”
10. Shopping only in the plus-size department of a store.
11. Shopping only in plus-size stores.
12. Not going to the pool or beach because I’m afraid to wear a bathing suit.
13. People not looking at me, but looking through me.
14. Not feeling sexy in anything I wear.
15. Not feeling like I have “girly” curves.
16. Being pregnant and no one knowing until the 3rd trimester.
17. Needing a seat belt extender.
18. Not fitting in most chairs with arms.
19. Not fitting in amusement park ride seats.
20. Looking at booths in restaurants and wondering if I’ll fit.
21. Always having to worry if I’ll fit, or if I’ll break the thing I’m trying to sit in.
22. Buying clothes out of necessity, not because I like to shop for me.
23. Thinking I wear a certain clothing size, only to realize I’ve gone up a size since my last shopping trip.
24. Not being motivated to do anything because of my size.
25. Not being able to bend down and tie my shoes.
26. Not being able to paint my toes because it is hard to reach them.
27. Having difficulty getting in and out of soft chairs or couches.
28. My thighs rubbing together.
29. Having a muffin top on top of my muffin top.
30. Having to move myself out of the way to shut a compact car door.
31. My back hurting all the time.
32. My feet hurting all the time.
33. Feeling tired all the time.
34. Getting out of breath when doing daily activities.
35. Having to lift my panniculus for the OBGYN to check my uterus during a sonogram.
36. Only engaging in sedentary activities because I can’t do anything else.
37. Grocery shopping and feeling like others are looking in my cart and judging me.
38. Being afraid to cut my hair short because it will make my face look heavier than it already does.
39. Feeling hot all the time, even when the temperature is cool.
40. Looking older then I am because of my weight.
In this episode of The Half Size Me Podcast, Heather interviews healthy food and cooking blogger, Kristi, also known as Mother Rimmy!
Kristi is committed to providing you healthy, nutritious meals and she supports everyone in their efforts to reach their health and fitness goals.
In this episode, you’ll learn how Kristi
— lost 40 pounds with Weight Watchers and kept if off for over 15 years
— uses “kitchen tested” tricks to help create lighter, healthier meals
— learned the healthy cooking basics all moms should know about
— and much more!
You can find out more about Kristi at her site, MotherRimmy.com!
Resources and links mentioned in this episode:
- Best chicken tenders recipe (adapted from Rocco DiSpirito)
About The Half Size Me Podcast
Heather lost 170 pounds (108 of it since starting Weight Watchers 18-months ago) and she did it all while having 3 children (all of them c-sections), developing two hernias, and battling a life-long addiction to food. Since achieving her goal weight, Heather has made it her mission to help other women, especially moms, realize they’re worth it too.
So, join Heather every week for The Half Size Me Podcast where she answers listener questions and interviews women who’ve learned that weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself. Submit your questions for the podcast by filling out the contact form here.
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