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I am frugal…ok let’s call it by it’s real name…I’m CHEAP!…so I figured if I lost weight I would be motivated to keep the weight off which meant I would eat less, which meant I could hoard my money…lol! Well, let’s just say I am more of a fat ass than a cheap ass so that did not turn out in my bank accounts favor. :-/
My wackiest reason for wanting to lose weight was so I could fit into some designer jeans that were about a bazillion sizes too small. I ended up getting extreme acid reflux. And after a month of barely eating because of it, I fit into those jeans. But I looked unhealthy and ill at that weight and pants size. Needless to say, some prevacid and eating later, those pants didn’t fit anymore. It was ok.
I hate to break this to you, but I don’t think the shakes work for weight loss if you shake ’em up with booze. 😉
The wackiest reason I ever had for losing weight was that a friend referred to me as “thick”. I was mortified and tried to lose weight for a month before I realized that she didn’t mean that I was fat, but that I was stupid. Yeah; thick.
The wackiest reason I wanted to lose weight was because I bought a shirt at Kohl’s – was too lazy to take it back, figured it would fit, couldn’t get it over my bat wing arms…at that point I stepped on the scale and almost fell off the scale from shock! So lost about 40 lbs (over about 9months) and lost the shirt….(I actually think my skinny ass sister stole it).
I have lost 38 lbs since January! I have been following an alternate day diet. It has been amazing for me.
is that where you eat high calorie one day, low calorie the next?
Yes, it has really changed my life! I know this is something I can finally maintain and I don’t feel restricted.
how many calories do you eat on high vs low? ive been thinking about giving it a go. especially since I had a friend drive in and ate all three meals of the day in restaurants yesterday o.O
I was being a resonsible designated driver and went to go get cigarettes for my drunk friends and the lady and the counter of our local Wawa looked me up and down with a look of disgust and said “how far along are you?” She was judging me for smoking while pregnant, well I wasn’t pregnant or smoking! I threw out the shirt I had on that day AND went on a diet!
Well, there are the horrible teenage reasons from the past–to get a boy to like me. Now, it’s just time to lose the baby weight from three kids. UGH.
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/liznelson21502/status/342633214994706432
I saw a picture of myself and realized I resembled more of a linebacker than a mommy and freaked out at 269# this past Dec. The reason I tell people I am losing is my health (both my parents are cardiac patients and it’s hereditary). The real reason? I want to be able to landscape down there and see what I’m doing……
My wackiest reason was because I met a guy online and embellished just a bit about what I looked like by using an older picture where I was younger and MUCH thinner (yea I know…) The worst part is, we made plans to for him to visit already in like 3 months, then I panicked and had to lose a bunch of weight! …I did do it though. And now we’re married and have two kids. He sees old (re fatty) pictures of me and can’t believe I ever looked like that.
My motivation to lose weight was when I saw the family Christmas photos. I looked like a bloated whale. I decided that I didn’t want to look disgusting in family photos anymore, so I started Nutrisystem. 75 lbs gone! No more whale photos!
I don’t want to be the “fat” sister at my little brothers wedding!!
I can’t enter …. *snif* because I was fortunate enough to be born in Canada but …….
My reason for wanting to loose weight is because I MUST to look waaaaaaayyyyyyy better/slimmer/sexier/hotter than hubby’s ex-wife or my ex’s current skank. It’s not about health. It’s all about vanity, eh?!
I was able to lose weight to fit into my wedding dress (it was my mother’s wedding dress so there was no finding a similar style in a larger size). But then I immediately gained all the weight back. Yay comfort of marriage! Currently I’m trying to lose weight so that I can get pregnant. I want people to be able to tell there is a human growing in me, not look at me and wonder if I’m pregnant or fat.
My wackiest reason was because I love to wear flip flops, and I thought toe rings were really really cute, but my toes were too fat (yep I seriously thought that!!) I’m still working on it, I’ve given up breads, pasta, and soda. And after I bought and wore a toe ring, it was super uncomfortable, so I won’t ever wear it again! But maybe when I don’t have fat feet I can get a cute tattoo or something with all of my saved cash (water is MUCH cheaper than soda! Even though I really really miss Cheerwine!)
Be wary of the sugar alcohols in slim fast or you’ll be running to the bathroom a lot! If it doesn’t work for you, I can send you some Shakeology by beach body to try!
After having 2 kids that were 10 pounds each, my stomach looks like saggy balls.
Couple of different reasons. 1 is because i have all these old clothes that i am to cheap to throw away and hope to wear them again someday. I.e. My “pre large and in charge clothes”. 2. Im married but have super hot skinny single friends..i just want to be hit on too! Hahahah
My 4 year old asked me if I had another baby in by belly….. nooe!
I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve lost weight just before returning to my hometown on the highly thin possibility that I might see my douchebag of an ex.
My boyfriend is a full foot taller than me and only weighed about 15 pounds more than me. We fit in the same size shirts and pants (except, obviously for the length!), and I decided that I wanted to expand the gap between us!
Mainly because I’m 20 lbs heavier than before I had a baby…. and am too poor to buy new clothes, so I’ve been wearing my maternity clothes since my baby was born.. 2 years ago……..
At one point I was trying to lose weight so I could join the navy.
OMG! What reasons have I NOT used to lose weight? Once when I was younger, I said that I didn’t want to look like some of the women in my family. So I saw this freckle on my inner thigh when I was sittin’ on the toilet takin’ a dump and said if my belly ever gets even seemingly close to this damn thing I’m gonna go bat shit crazy! So here I am getting close to that fuckin’ thing and now I AM bat shit crazy!! I work out and do everything I can to be sure I lose. I have no other goal than to slim my belly down so that I don’t lose track of that dreaded freckle!! And ugh…that three day military diet can kiss my ass!! (which has gotten a lot of junk in that trunk!) https://twitter.com/heatherzimmerma
So I could get knocked up. But it didn’t work, so now I’m taking drugs and gaining weight instead. It’s much easier. 🙂
Wackiest reason: I teach at a Trapeze School, and everyone usually teaches sans shirt (yup, especially the women!). I really really didn’t want to embarrass myself, so I lost 30 lbs last summer and about halfway through the season, was able to teach in a sports bra and shorts.
Here’s my tweet: https://twitter.com/ThatGabbyAbby/status/342646030199824384
I just started SlimFast last week actually. I live with a roommate who has decided to take over the fridge. I figured I needed to loose weight any and SlimFast was an affordable option. I stuck to the plan last week and lost 2 lbs already.
I don’t think I have a wackiest reason . . . except my fat pants are too small. And that really pisses me off.
I just had a precious ( body destroying) baby by c-section and now have this super attractive (gross poochy-flabby) belly (blob) that flops over my incision scar…my husband and I are (finally…4years later) taking a honeymoon cruise (minus our 2 kids…score) in Sept. This kiddo ruined my abdomen, I’ll be damned if my cruise is ruined by still having to wear my fat clothes.
My boyfriend started looking better than me.
Sex. It’s all about sex. I want to lose weight so that all the fun positions are a lot easier.
I didn’t want to be 40 AND fat!
To fit into jeans I bought in my size that DIDN’T FIT.
I wanted to get a bikini wax and my vag was too puffy.
I wanted to be able to wipe my butt and not have to lean over. True.Story. aka, very sad.
I have been with my husband for 5 years and want to look like how I did when we met! Stupid happy weight!
Here’s my tweet! https://twitter.com/
I want to lose weight so that I can be a hot wife for my husband and all his friends will be jealous.
I’ve never had to lose weight, I’ve always been underweight and malnourished (except when I was a balloon on chemo and I haven’t grown since I was 9), so I’m going to answer the opposite…I’ve wanted to gain weight so I could donate blood (you have to weigh a certain amount) just to find out what my blood type is without having to pay hundreds of dollars through my insurance…
slim fast is GREAT for gaining weight. they’re meal replacement shakes so adding a few along with your regular meals will help you gain. I had a cheer coach who had one of my fellow cheerleaders drinking the stuff so he could bulk him up so he’d be able to do partner stunts.
When I was in high school I wanted to lose weight because I was in a play where a guy was going to have to pick me up over his head and I was terrified he’d think I was too heavy. Now I want to lose weight bc my wii fit character looks like a beach ball.
Wii Fit is the Devil! after not being at my parents for 3 years I was playing it with my brother and it’s like “your weight is off let’s calculate that shit” and Suddenly my mii had no feet!
My tweet is here: https://twitter.com/RachelLyndsey/status/342657549767692288
I wanted to fit into a light up bustier for a cabaret show.
I want to lose weight so I can be a MILF! I mean, after you have a baby who doesn’t want to be one!
I’d like to lose some weight so I can do wider splits and other crazy body contortions that my whale belly gets in the way of. It’s super frustrating to have the potential to do these things except that I can’t bend over far enough because of my spare tire. Also when random guys wish you a happy mother’s day, but you’re not pregnant… awkward.
I want to lose weight so that there’s a gap between my thighs, so that I don’t chafe there when I run any more.
I want to lose weight because when we ran into my husband’s best friend at the movies, he thought my husband had ended up marrying someone else because he did not recognize me. He literally introduced himself to me.
When people you have known for 15 years introduce themselves to you when you see them, it’s time to break out the broccoli.
The craziest reason that I lost weight was for NFL cheerleader try outs. Excess fat and crop tops don’t mesh well together!
Wackiest reason I lost weight…. Well It wasn’t intentional, but I went to Guatemala for a volunteer trip, and I got worms. BEST DIET EVER (<<oozing sarcasm), I lost 35 pounds. in the 1 1/2 after I got sick.
I wanted to lose for a fri-enemy’s wedding!
Because I saw a woman with at least three times my girth in a string bikini. (Seriously, I’m a size 9 and I have too much excess weight to wear one out in public. How the hell did she do it?! For that matter, what sick bastards even MAKE them in that size?!) Things (like straps) got lost in the folds of skin. I started wondering if I ever looked like that in my underwear and I knew my husband would never admit it if I had, so I’m on a diet. I kind of hate the world right now…
Sick bastards who think that people should wear what they want. You feeling sick at someone else and what they look like says NOTHING about THEM – and EVERYTHING about YOU.
And here’s the blog I wrote, all about your badassery. Yay! http://abbygabs.com/2013/06/06/paul-bunyan-is-a-bh/
The wackiest reason why I wanted to lose weight was because I wanted to go down the 3 story tall slide at the City Museum in St. Louis. They would not be able to get me out if I got stuck… I managed to squeeze in and make it down, but I felt like Augustus Gloop!
Keep at it!! It seems like it’s taking forever for me to lose weight, but just some walking and cutting out soda was a HUGE help!!
I’m too fat to cross my legs. I can cross my ankles but not my legs. Also I have to bend sideways to tie my shoes because my big stomach gets in the way. I’m on Weight Watchers and have lost 15# but have a long way to go.
I have to take a 14 hour plane flight and the thought of squeezing my fat butt and thighs in between two unhappy seat mates – uh, so sad.
Been there, done that! Isn’t that embarrassing? I once had to ask for a seatbelt extender on a small plane going from Manchester to London….so mortifying.
Ok, so here it goes. I’ve never admitted this to anyone. I want to be sexually harassed. I know, wacky right. Well after my husband came home from work one day and told me that a woman from his work was filing a sexual harassment suit on him I was motivated to make myself feel wanted again and started that very night eating better. I eventually went from 220 pounds to 165.
you do not want to be sexually harassed. I am all the time and its creepy and gross and gets really old.
I think you really just want to feel like your husband is into you.
I’ve got a disproportionately big ass, and I always underestimate how big my butt is. I want to be able to turn to the side and shimmy through a small space between the back of two people’s chairs in a crowded restaurant without getting stuck between them and having to ask one of the diners “Could you scooch in a little please?”.
Someone asked me if it was a boy or a girl after giving me their seat on the bus… I’m NOT pregnant! I said girl though.. cause it was too embarrasing to admit I’m just fat.
I work in a convenience store where every other girl is pregnant. So I had some old man ask if I was expecting a girl or a boy. Well I’m a sarcastic bitch so I replied “Nope, I’m just fat.” To which embarrassed the man so bad that he almost left without his groveries and I had to run my fat ass to catch him.
one time someone asked me if I was pregnant. Im skinny-ish but I was never able to get rid of that pooch in the front so to be fair it does look a bit like a pregnant belly. I glared so hard at him he might have died but he was totally unapologetic, just kept making it worse and worse. I wanted to be like “just shut the fuck up before you insult me further”. If I hadn’t valued having a job I so would have.
I know this is going to sound batshit crazy to lots of people, but I want my boobs to be smaller! I don’t really care where else I lose the weight, I’m just tired of lugging these funbags around!
I lost 15 pounds last summer because I wanted to go zip-lining at a wildlife park & I was worried that I was too close to the maximum weight limit to do it safely. I mean, when you’re zipping over a herd of buffaloes & shit, you don’t want that zip-line to dip down too far or you might get your hoo-ha impaled on an antler. Safety first!
Every time I wear a skirt or dress during the summer, I end up getting a super sore rash on the inside of my thighs, from them rubbing together. My friends and I call it “chub rub”. Sounds so attractive, right? I might not look so cute when I have the incline pumped way up on the treadmill and I am sweating my guts out, but I am slowly making progress.
I believe the wackiest (and now that I think about…pretty embarrassing) reason I lost weight was about 5 years ago. I knew i was leaving my boyfriend at the time, but I didn’t want to be single and fat. So i started losing a LOT of weight quickly so that when I broke it off with him, I was single and skinny. Ya know, now that I have told you that, I’m starting to realize I was really ridiculous. WAS being the key word!
I want to lose weight to banish the chub rub and back fat. 🙂
I want to lose weight because I am going to Vegas for my husband’s 40th birthday with a bunch of skinny bitches (who are older than me, incidentally) who plan to wear dental floss bikinis and slutty dresses (bought from stores named “Nasty Gal”, no lie) the whole time we are there. If I don’t lose weight so I can even wear a moderately slutty dress too, I’m gonna look like their fat, conservative (but strangely wrinkle-free) mom in the pictures.
Who wants to buy dresses from a store called “Nasty Gal” anyway! You Rock!
Thank you, katykersh! I’d like to at least be able to know I could fit into a dress from “Nasty Gal”, though my preferred store would likely be called “The Tasteful Trollop”
I am on a diet right now so my best friend can lost weight to get pregnant. Totally true.
For me, probably it was getting broken up with and deciding to lose weight as revenge. 😀
There are so many reasons I am trying to lose weight.
1. So people will stop asking me if I am pregnant. I cannot even count the amount of times I’ve been asked this, so rude!
2. So I can actually button and zip my jeans
3. So I look better than the girl my ex is into. Yeah petty but true!
The wackiest reason I ever lost weight was because a doctor lied to me and said I was seconds from being diabetic because I had a fasting blood sugar of 80. On my birthday. I came home to cake, which I wouldn’t eat. I would imagine she said such an inaccurate thing because she didn’t like having to touch fat people. Now, 20 years later and significantly heavier, I still don’t have diabetes, and she was a jerk.
Now, having read all of the studies that show there has never been a long term (5 years or more) diet that actually shows sustained weight loss of more than a few pounds, I don’t bother dieting anymore, and am much saner for my decision (and still as metabolically healthy as can be).
Yay for you!! I am 100% in your boat. Just the fact that your body gets you around and breathes and does all this amazing stuff all the time is reason to celebrate!!
at my son’s pre-K class party, the teacher said something like, “only one cup of coke per kid because it will make you fat,” to which my son replied, “like my mom!” pointing to my stomach…so embarrassing!
I’d lost 40 pounds and was feeling rather proud of myself. Went to a friend’s bbq and someone’s 4-year-old pointed at me and said, “You have a baby in your belly.” Back to the gym…
For my wedding…even though I’ve been with my fiance for 5 yrs and he already knows how jiggly I am under my clothes.
I want to lose weight so when I get pregnant I won’t look as fat. Kind of sad, right?
I’m gonna leave a comment even tho you don’t allow Canadians…..BOOOOOO! I am always trying to lose weight. No reason is too crazy. 1. Because, I’m too pretty to be fat! LOL Joking. No but really I am…it’s not fair.
2. I would like to be able to fit into a tankini and swimskirt…what the hell is a bikini anyway? Haven’t seen one of them since I was 7.
3.I’m turning 50 this Sept and I want to look awesome!!
Next time have some incentive for us Cannucks!! Beaver and Maple Leafs and Igloos and all that.
You are clearly not pretty inside, so I can see wanting everyone to think you are pretty somehow.
wow Girl, this was seriously the epitome of hypocrite. And you cant even see it. so sad.
The craziest reason I’ve lost or do loose weight is because *hangs head and mumbles* i have to be the skinniest in my group or i get seriously panicky *runs away and hides*
I once wanted to loose weight just so I would fit in one of my old costumes for Halloween
I had to stay skinnier than my ex-boyfriend… (Don’t worry, he got fat. So it was really pretty easy.)
My sister and I are losing weight right now because I realized my alcoholic, chain-smoking friend was still fitter than either of us! Needless to say, the stark realization is working.
I used to be the skinniest of my sisters, and now I’m…not. And in trying to lose my extra yuck, I found I actually have to *work* to lose weight now that I’m in my 30s. Not cool, aging…not cool.
i use to be super skiny and well now im not. but i want to lose weight because the 3 year old girl i take care of(im a nanny) didnt want me to take her to the movies because she thought i would break the seats! im not even that fat! kids can be brutal.
It’s hard to treasure secret dreams of one day being a superhero when you’re morbidly obese. If i want to literally fight crime i need to shape up a bit.
I want to lose weight so when people talk about me behind my back at work, they will call me a skinny b!tch instead of a fat b!tch!
I need to lose some poundage because I have fat, or as I like to call them, fluffy feet. Seriously. Imagine a toddlers cute little chubby feet. Yep, that’s my delimma. I have these killer stilletos that show all my glorious fluffiness. Its like a depressing muffin top across the toe of my shoes. So sad…
I want to lose weight because I was told I have the body type of an older lady and I’m not an older lady.
I’ve been struggling to find something to keep my motivated to exercise and this year my sister challenged me to run the half marathon in May 2014 (she ran the full one last year.) I’m trying to surpass her challenge of the half marathon by training to run the full one so I can blow her mind!
Huge goal! Good luck!
None of my reasons for losing weight are crazy – i just want to feel better and look better (clothes! why do they suddenly get so tight!). Good luck with slimfast!
I want to lose weight so I can plan my wedding. I won’t even start until, i lose some weight. Sad, but true
I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be easier to lose weight than for my mother to gain tact. Family events are *fabulous* times to point out my obesity! “I just worry about you, honey. I would feel bad if I didn’t say anything.” “Mom, pointing out someone’s weight is not the same as letting them know they have spinach in their teeth. Chances are, they already know.”
I want to lose weight because my brother’s new wife is super tiny and I think she’s gorgeous (comparing myself to others is my worst quality!).
These days, I’m hoping maybe losing a bit might help my idiot body remember there’s a hormone that’s supposed to balance out insulin and trigger release of glucose from fat cells instead of uptake and storage. Seriously, every time I cut back on calories, my blood sugar hits the fifties and just keeps dropping despite the fact I have plenty of stores it could be burning. What’s up with that?
The craziest reason I have ever wanted to lose was when I went on my first diet at thirteen. I spent two full years being ridiculed about my weight, and Mom finally started letting me prepare my own meals. What was so crazy about that? I wasn’t overweight. I grew unevenly at the onset of puberty. My torso reached it’s adult size three years before my height caught up, but I didn’t know this. I just got sick of classmates and family calling me a cow.
Wow, this blog got weird. Corporate and weird. “I have a policy of not talking about weight” then 2 weight related posts in a month. I know you need traffic and sponsors to make a living…and more power to your elbow, but with the bleeped words on the videos following on from the whiter than whitey white new tagline…I think the whole vibe of the blog has changed. Good luck!
She replied to one of the comments about bleeping the bad words on the movie not review. She said that it was a joke and that those words were covered with Star Trek noises and a Trekkie would get it. Now honestly, I haven’t watched this video yet, but I’m assuming she never says she weighs XXX pounds and wants to get down to XXX pounds so while she’s talking about losing weight, she not talking about her actual weight.
I’m really sorry you think it’s corporate and weird. As I’ve explained, this blog is my only income and, well, dolla dolla bill, y’all. That said, I do pick ads strategically that will fit with the brand of this blog and I liked this one because Slim-Fast basically said, “We picked you because we like your voice, so do your post like that.” Cool of them, right?
I’m not sure if your “good luck” was tongue-in-cheek or not, but I’ll take luck where I can get it, so… thanks.
Sonja I get it. Really I do. I’m just grieving the loss of the original Pintester blog and community of smartarse wise-cracking feisty broads. I think Amanda (who posted about 3 hours ago) comes close with her comments. Look, you have a fabulous voice for broadcast but that’s not why Slim Fast want you to promote their product. It’s because you have a huge captive audience of women Slim Fast want to sell their crap to. Their continued success depends on women’s continued failure and sense of self loathing. And you just joined in!
I’m sure your strategy will include losing…say…20% of your original audience and replacing them with a more biddable bunch of people who will post a response (Pavlov style) every time you promote a product so driving traffic through your site. I get it. I just don’t like it!
And wishing you luck was absolutely genuine on my part, I wish you all the luck in the world.
I’ve always wanted to lose weight so I could be a kick-ass ninja lady. I suppose learning some ninja moves might help too.
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I don’t know if it would be considered crazy but the Craziest reason I wanted to lose weight was just because I didn’t want to buy new clothes. All my clothes started feeling a bit snug so decided I needed just a few pounds off .
Just blogged it. http://fitfatstrive.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/fit-fat-ballet-cardio-day-day-5/
i think the wackiest was to go to disney world… I wanted to look good in the family photos! It was also my sorta honeymoon 6 months after the wedding..
I’m currently trying to lose weight so I look better pregnant i know crazy..
Because I want to make my friend who called me fat (then she gained A LOT) feel really bad about calling me fat! BOOM!! Too bad I lost 20 pounds then gained it all back in like, 4 months. Ahem.
I have a weird kind of goal. My goal is to lose weight so I can get a kickass haircut. It’s super long right now and I love it, but I made a goal to myself that if I can kick some of this weight off, I’d get a haircut again.
The wackiest reason I ever had for wanting to lose weight? How about trying not to look like I’m 3 months pregnant..for the past 4 years?! I’m afraid “that baby” will have an infinite delivery date! 😀 hahahaha….I think I need some serious help, like bourbon chocolate milkshake kind of help! Can’t wait to try that.
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I want to look BETTER than the bride’s mother and step-mother at my son’s wedding!
My weirdest reason: I really just miss my belly button. It’s been a hermit, hiding from society (primarily me) in the fold of fat that awkwardly forms on my stomach- sitting or standing. I wonder if I’ll even recognize it?
To try to get a guy to propose
The wackiest reason I wanted to lose weight was to look really good in my wedding dress for my 2nd wedding. Considering I was pregnant the 1st time I got married (NO JUDGEMENTS, PLS!) and had made my wedding dress. I still have those horrid photos somewhere 🙁 I waited 23 yrs before I married again to someone I had cohabitated with for 17 yrs. Figured we’d do the “right thing” and make ourselves legal. And I rocked that dress! Little comfort though when the marriage failed miserably and was over 7 yrs later. That gorgeous dress was left in the trash heap when I cleaned out the marital home, that the wonderful ex abandoned and left for me to deal with. Bitter..nah, not in the least! Good riddance! Fast forward to today where I am insanely happy with the man of my dreams (they really DO exist!). And I would treat him with the spa card if I’m lucky enough to win 🙂
The wackiest reason I ever tried to lose weight was because I thought every time I felt fat and hideous, it was because I really was fat and hideous. It took me a long time to figure out that just about every woman feels fat and hideous sometimes and that this has absolutely nothing to do with actually being overweight, which is a completely separate thing. The difference is that no amount of dieting fixes the former problem. The latter problem is totally fixable, and without all the shaming I was putting myself through.
The wackiest reason I’ve ever tried to lose weight, and the most honest, was so that I didn’t have to walk into plus sized ladies clothing stores wearing sunglasses, a burka, having my kids steaking out the entry to “LB” to make sure nobody we know would notice me walking in. I just wanted clothing that didn’t have an “X” attached to the size label, is that so wrong?
My super skinny, cereal-only eating, bitchy sister-in-law got pregnant and I wanted to be thinner than her. I figured she’d never lose all the baby weight and we’d be close to even if I lost some. I was wrong, after 3 kids she’s still a size 2 and I’m not willing to give up food to be a 2.
I guess the wackiest reason that I wanted to “lose” weight…..because I never had to lose weight, but being a stupid 19 year old (I’m 35 now) that thought I was “fat”. I know…..anyway, I did drink slim fast because I thought I was doing myself good, but instead I was starving. Maturity and a love for fitness keeps me fit and trim. Good luck to everyone with your goals to get healthy and fit.
I decided I wanted to lose weight number one because I needed to. The second reason I decided to lose weight is so I could have the “classic baby bump” whenever I get pregnant. Whenever that is.
The most motivating reason I ever had for losing weight was entering a beauty pageant. Nothing with scare you into running 4 miles a day and putting down that donut like people waiting to judge how you look in a bikini!
Let’s see… wackiest reason for wanting to lose weight would have to be so when I (stupidly) would get on the scale at Publix, my then-seven-year-old son could no longer announce “Mommy! You weigh 200! Isn’t that quite a lot?” at full volume to the entire. Damn. Store.
Last year I was 260 pounds. My wife told me if I could get under 200 pounds we would have a threesome. 5 months later I weighed in at 199. She still hasn’t fulfilled her end of the bargin but I’m running 5K’s now!
I want to lost weight because my 3 year old thinks its funny to “boop”/poke my under arm fat and make it move. The thinks it is hilarious, I want to cry every time she does it.
I want to get a pixie cut again but I don’t want to have a big giant pumpkin face with no hair to hide it so I have a threshold in mind at which I think my chubby cheeks will be reduced sufficiently to rock the pixie. PS My pinterest boards are full of pixie cuts
The craziest reason I ever wanted to lose weight was when a new girl started our team at work and we had the same name… she became “Skinny Erin” – and you can guess my identifier.
I craziest reason I wanted to lose weight was because I wanted to be able to wear plaid and button up shirts and not look like a big fat lesbian trucker.
The craziest reason I lost weight was to make my ex-boyfriend’s (now husband’s) girlfriend super jealous of my rockin bod fhe first time she met me and to make the ex realize he was stupid to break up with me. It worked!!
I have lost weight three times in my life – and each time it was because I gave birth. Not wacky, I know. But now I NEED to lose weight because I am obese, a diabetic, and I have arthritis. The Slim Fast diet sounds like the plan for me – easy.
I disagree with the very existence of this blog post. I thought it was a joke at first. Very disappointed to find out otherwise.
You’re hilarious and I like this blog a lot, but I feel like the gist of this post is “So followers, in what ways do you feel inadequate as a woman? Enjoy the sponsorship of a company that pries on your insecurities to make you skip real meals and instead consume this food-like substance.”
I am not trying to be internet-outraged, but personally, this is so opposite all of the reasons I follow your blog!
The gist of this post is MEANT to be “let’s be honest about what we really think,” which is in line with this blog. The whole Pintester Movement was asking people to do basically the same thing, because I was asking them to share an honest craft that may or may not have turned out badly. Here I’m asking people to share their honest thoughts that may or may not be silly– the point is that we’re all silly sometimes (and we all fuck up our crafts sometimes). Welcome to the silly farm.
Yes, it’s an ad, but I think about the ads I select and I chose this one to do since Slim-Fast basically gave me the ok to be as funny and weird as I wanted to.
Anyway, I’m sorry you’re outraged, but I am trying to be strategic about things.
Having things I want to change about my body doesn’t make me insecure. Although thinking my body (or really anyone’s) is perfect would make me delusional. Delusional does sound fun.
I want to (read–desperately need to) lose weight for LOTS of reasons, but here are the biggest two: 1. My daughter told me she can’t wait until she has “big, fluffy, puffy, LONG boobs like me” Um, kid, they are not supposed to be that way! And 2. to make my soon to be ex understand that the “grass isn’t always greener” and to rub it in his face that I too can be a hot momma!
I wanna lose weight so i can look kick ass in scrubs and attract the attention of cute hospital men…there are always TONS of hot guys circulating around 🙂 I just graduated from school yesterday and i managed to escape skinnier than when i started, but still a good 20-30 pounds off from where id like to be
I want to lose weight to fit in my tight man uniform better. These pants were not made for hips!!
My craziest reason for wanting to lose weight was because I wanted to have another baby. I already had 3 sons, and weighed 200 pounds. I desperately wanted to try again for a girl, but some weight had to go first, as I didn’t want to start another pregnancy at 200 pounds. I started walking on the treadmill and a year later I weighed 160, and got pregnant shortly after. I didn’t have a girl though, I had another boy!
I was going on an offsite with my work team and there was going to be hay rides and horseback riding. I knew I had to lose weight because you have to write your weight on the sign in sheet for the horseback riding and I was feeling really bad for the horse that drew my name. I didn’t lose the weight in time and I pretended to be sick when the horseback activity reared it’s ugly head.
This breaks my heart. If it’s any consolation, I’ve more than once rescheduled my yearly exams because I didn’t want to get on the scale at the doctor’s office until I weighed the “right” amount. What that number is, I don’t even know. I feel so stupid for being afraid of the dang scale!
My crazy reason for wanting to lose weight is so I can look AMAZING in my wedding dress….which hasn’t been bought…because I’m not exactly engaged yet….But I have a wonderful, supportive boyfriend who wants to lose weight and be healthier too, so that counts for something, right? 🙂
I want to lose weight because when I met my hubby I was 20 yrs old and barely 100 pounds-but he was a “chubby-chaser” (no offense to anyone-seriously) and I was about 1/2 the size of his smallest ex. Now that I’m 30 and a couple kids later I weigh about 130 (I know. Still thin, but a HUGE difference from what I was). I have some belly flab which really turns my hubby on but every time he grabs it I get super-weirded out!!
My husband rubs mine all the time and I hate it!
My craziest reason was I wore the same jeans from high school up through my second pregnancy. When spawn # 2 was about 6 months old, I no longer fit in them. If I can maintain my weight for 7 years and 2 pregnancies, there is no reason, to me, that I can’t still fit in my jeans.
I love that you refer to your children as “spawn”! My mother and I do the same!
I’m currently losing weight so that I’m not a chubby gym owner. That’s right, I own a gym and I’m chubby. Shut up, it’s baby weight dammit! 🙂
This may be a bit too much information, but hey, we’re all adults here. The wackiest reason I’ve tried to lose weight is so I can engage in love making against the wall with my husband. I’m 5’4 and he’s 6’4, so he would have to lift me up, which isn’t going to happen right at this point. One of these days, it will, dangit.
That is an AWESOME reason to lose weight. LOL If I had my way, you’d win.
Love this one! My husband is 6’1″ and I’m 5’1″, so we have the same one-foot difference. 🙂
The wackiest reason; to be able to fit in my 24 size jeans again… I gave up. Just handed over those jeans to my BFF…
OK, so this may be wacky or not, I gotta get the fat off my diaphragm. NOT THAT diaphragm, all you people have your minds in the gutter!!! No, I mean the one that works the lungs. I have lung disease and got even more zoftig since it is hard to exercise, but I still love to eat and it is making it more difficult to breath.
I lost weight to be able to breathe in my wedding dress. I mean, I think that if I didn’t, my lungs would have been crushed by my massive ribs, and I would have died at the alter. This would have meant that all the yelling, screaming, demanding, er, more yelling would have been in vain. It also made me appreciate breathing because I took it for granted before, and being suffocated to death by your own wedding dress is no laughing matter.
My wackiest reason to lose weight ever, was to fit into a dress that I was thinking about making. In essence, to wear a make-believe dress! & don’t call me the emperor/empress LOL!
We have a winner…everyone else go home!!!! I love this!
I always make an extra effort to watch my weight, or even try and lose some, when I realize my sisters are losing. I have always been the “skinny” sister, and I must stay that way. And no, I am no where near skinny, but comparatively speaking I am.
I can totally relate to this. 🙂
Its that or wanting to lose weight so I can wear skirts and dresses without shorts underneath. And So I can fit into my (very expensive) corset for my renaissance festival garb. Because when something is adjustable up to 2 sizes larger, and is made to fit as tight as humanly possible, and it STILL doesn’t fit, you are screwed.
I decided to get serious about weight loss after my 2yr old tried to fluff and mold my jelly belly like his bean bag chair :/
Here’s a tip from someone who’s been there:
DIETS DO NOT WORK!
The sooner you realize this the better for you… and the better for your wallet.
Diets mess up your metabolism, slows it down and you will regain once you go back to eating ‘normal’. Try CalorieKing, it works because it helps you make lifestyle changes.
I do Weight Watchers and it’s pretty similar to Calorie King. It’s worked well for me.
You’re right – a lifestyle change is best; not a diet. But hey, whatever gets people jumpstarted is okay by me. Been there. 🙂
I decided I needed to lose weight when I overheard my 4 year old twin sons talking about their bones, and then they both agreed that “mommy is squishy so she doesn’t have bones”. Uhhh, thanks guys!!!
I want to loose weight so that I don’t have to buy a new size, but not enough weight to go down a size either, because that’s too much pressure to try and keep the weight off!
I’m 7 months pregnant with my second child (1st boy) and gained 40 pounds already (ok, really its more like 25 to 30, but I’m pregnant I’m allowed to lie to myself) and I want to lose weight because after I pop this kid out I will go from “Ah! So precious!” to “fat ass!” if I don’t. And also…because I want to have sex with the lights on and not be thinking about what parts of me are bouncing (the parts that shouldn’t be…). Ya…
The craziest reason I have had for wanting to lose weight is to be one of the girls in a white tank top country singers are always singing about!
Trying to lose weight so my son doesnt call my call my belly squishy like jello anymore!!
trying to lose weight so i can:
a) not qualify as one of those “people you see at wal-mart”
b) so i don’t have to pay for 2 airline seats to get on the plane
c) so i can me comfortable in movie theater seats
The craziest reason I’ve tried to lose weight was because of my bra size. I was told that when people lose weight they lose their boobs too. I was pushing a DD cup whereas everyone else in my family was in a B. I just wanted to be able to find a cute lacy bra that gave support. XD
Doesn’t work for everyone. Lost 30lb, my boobs are still DD. Lost 4 inches around though, so that’s a plus!
I wish it were that easy for me… nothing seems to get rid of my DDD.
I’ve been a DD since high school, and I freaking hate it. I am 5’1″ and weigh somewhere around 115, so I’m surprised I don’t just fall over! Losing weight has never helped with the boob loss, unfortunately. I may look into surgery for that.
I’m trying to lose weight so that I can make cosplay costumes and not look completely awful and nothing like the character I am portraying.
I’ve had 2 kids in less than three years, so I’m still working on baby weight, but I’ve been working more seriously (read: actually sticking to my exercise plan) since my husband got a new job out of state. Most of the people I know here know what I “normally” look like, but I don’t want to move and have a lot of people think that this is normal for me.
Also, I have 2 girls, and I want to be healthy (my body type is too muscular to ever be considered skinny) so that I can do all the tom-boy stuff they want to do, not just the girly tea-party stuff.
The wackiest reason I ever tried to lose way was to try to win a drag pageant! (I lost!)
This is such a dumb reason but I got really sick a few years ago and lots a crap load of weight (like 150+ lbs). Then my doctors figured out what was wrong with me and fixed it. Then I found out I was expecting child number 3 and gain 100 lbs back. I just want to get some of this weight off so people can tell me I have skinny arms again 🙂
Seeing as I’m not in the US I can’t participate in the competition but I
figured I’d tell my story anyway. (I told some of it in the military
diet thing earlier anyway)
I have been overweight as long as I
can remember. I’ve been bullied all through school and until last fall I
had basically given up on ever having a normal life. I was well over
370 pounds (170kg) at 195cm (aka a BMI of over 40) and my life consisted
of sitting in front of the tv or the computer while life was happening
This resulted in several medical conditions (or at least
made them worse) that made me even more of a shut-in as I couldn’t
socialize at all and I lost all of my real life friends in the process.
last September around my 31st birthday I was sitting in front of the
computer as usual and I stumbled on this forum post about a woman who
lost a lot of weight and went from a social misfit to a bodybuilder.
While I didn’t really like the bodybuilding bit it sparked something in
my mind and I decided that “If she can do that, then so can I”.
From that day I started a shake diet (Modifast) and I started exercising a couple of times per week.
The first week or so was pure hell but as time went on it became a routine and after 6 months I had lost a massive 150lbs (70kilos) and am now sitting at just about 100 kilos which is a BMI of 25~ish.
still have a long way to go to make up for all the time I spent feeling
sorry for myself and accepting my situation instead of doing something
about it but I have come a long way since then and hopefully I can get
to where I want to be in the end.
I’ve got a couple reasons for wanting to lose weight. First, not so crazy. I have some major back problems that make it hard to function and actually make it hard for me to do anything to be able to lose weight (one leg is partly numb all the time, can’t walk or stand for long periods, can’t lift more than about 10lbs, blah blah blah). If I lose some weight it would probably help with that. Second, we don’t have a lot of money to spend on extras. I’m tired of having to borrow the hubby’s clothes because mine make me look like a fat cow and I can’t bring myself to buy new ones until I’m not a fatty. I’m 5’5″, he’s 6’4″ and built like a linebacker. 🙁
Because I have way too many chins and I would like one.
My reason is the wackiest for sure… I let corporate media, who exists only to make money by telling me I am not good enough, tell me I am not good enough until I hated myself and gave them money for them making me feel bad!! What the hell.
My wackiest reason to lose weight is so that my Mom will stop telling me that I’m just “bigger than the other girls” and I “can’t wear the things the other girls can wear.” Except I’m not even overweight! Oh, wait, that’s not wacky, just sad…
My mom was the same way. I’m sorry, honey. Just listen to your own body!
The reason that I tell everyone is that I want to reach my wedding weight, when in reality there’s a really cool giraffe costume online that I want to buy, but it’s a few sizes too small.):
I needed to fit into my bridesmaid dress for my SIL’s wedding… 2 months after giving birth!
Growing up my mom always never felt that I was thin enough so she has had me on every diet known to man from the age of 8 till I was 22. Probably the biggest one was going to Jenny Craig to lose as much weight as I could before my big day of “Senior Photos” when I was 17. I went from a size 16 to a size 7 in 3 months. After photos were taken I was almost immediately back to a size 9… but I would say it was pretty crappy to have to lose it for photos. lol (now nearly 20 yrs later it was all in vain and I am a size 22. lol)
I’m going to read this the next time I want to complain about my mom.
…meaning she is horrible or that maybe your mom isn’t so bad or that I am a horrible daughter for saying that?…..
No! I’m not saying you’re a horrible daughter at all!!! I’m not saying your mother is horrible, either, but I couldn’t imagine my mom putting me on a diet at 8 and I was a bit chunky then. I just feel bad for you that your mom put so much negative emphasis on your weight.
When I was younger, I once did it to get the attention of a guy who only dated skinny girls. (Luckily, a few of the pounds I’ve put on over the years were due to my brain getting a bit bigger.) These days, I’m transitioning to a healthier lifestyle so I can be around for a long time and see my sons grow up.
I am in the process of losing weight right now, with my sole reason being so that my husband can have his very own trophy wife and when he introduces me to people, they say, “Wow! Your wife is HOT!”
When I went to college it took me an impressively little amount of time to gain the freshman 15 (*cough!* 20 *cough!*). So when the holidays rolled around, we were all lining up for the traditional family photo and I had the sudden, horrific realization that my mother was skinnier than me. My fifty year old mother looked to be in better shape than me. Problem. So I actually did Slim Fast, and lost a bunch of weight, win! …but have since then have ballooned back up to a size that gives me a pretty ridonculous muffin top in my jeans.
I wanted to lose weight because I was tired of avoiding cameras like the plague. I’d take my girls to the pool, river, anywhere where the dress code is very few clothes, and instead of focusing on them, I was always at defcon 1, on the lookout for a sneaky camera that might catch my gut or thighs. Yep. Those are my thighs attached to the large woman backing away, thinking she was out of frame.
(BTW, Slim Fast was largely responsible for my 60 lb weight loss. Thanks Slim Fast!)
Well I’m actually kind of jealous of your legs if it makes you feel better. Don’t back away, girl. Be proud! 😉
The wackiest reason I wanted to lose weight – to make sure I was still skinnier than my mom, who has recently lost 50 lbs! She is looking amazing, but I don’t want the mother of the bride to look better than the bride at my wedding this summer… yikes.
Wackiest reason was so that I would look prettier for job interviews
because someone told me that companies hire thinner people because
they’re less likely to need healthcare!
I got so damn jealous of my sister, who moved to California looking a little blobby but came home for a visit looking like a fucking supermodel. So I bought Metabolife and dropped the weight in no time. I’ve since been on a 15-lb up & down rollercoaster…man, do I miss Metabolife. Wonder if SlimFast would work for me?
my muffin top is much more likely to resemble a mammoth muffin…. or an entire tray of them for that matter!
My wackiest reason..I want to wear the skinny jean!!
My wackiest reason – because I wanted to get pregnant again. So I got skinny in order to get fat.
So I didn’t embarrass my husband…. He has NEVER said a word about my weight. Not once or ever. It’s this odd thing I have about my self.
Mine is pretty simple, really- I’ll be having a baby in only two weeks, and I’ll need to get back in shape! This would be great. 🙂
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reason i started working out is different than the reason i keep working out. i keep working out because it is supposedly easier to conceive when you are not over weight. sooooo i bust my ass daily even tho my hubbys sperm isnt that good at swimming. i work out so it will be easier to get prebaby body back and im not a fat toad like hubbys ex girldfriend (baby mama).
yea im one of those people that takes monthly pictures of progress
Hmmm probably the weirdest reason I want to lose weight is because its getting harder to find tunic tops which means I have nothing to hide my muffin top
My weirdest reason to lose weight is so that when I am chasing my pug around outside I don’t look like an elephant chasing a mouse. I would also like to be able to run without more things moving/bouncing on me than Flubber!
I want to lose weight so I’m not out of breath when I go up stairs…and also I don’t want my fat to jiggle when I’m having sex….
No juicy reason I’m just trying to keep up with my 18 month old son and trying to decide if I want to add another little one to our household.
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I wanted to look banging when my husband returned from Iraq. I lost 50lbs while he was gone and he barely recognized me 🙂
I tried to lose weight specifically so I could fit into a Halloween costume that I (accidentally) bought a size or two too damn small. The store wouldn’t return or exchange, so that was the only option I saw.
In college I wanted to look better, i.e. great, because my “I want to marry him” boyfriend and I broke up, and he immediately started dating someone else. So, I started exercising more, eating better, and dressing to the nines every time I went on campus. It worked, the next time (and about 10# later) he saw me I said “good morning” as I walked past while he was picking his jaw up off the floor. Eat your heart out never felt so good.
I have the reason and the “real reason” for mine just like you. The reason, and this is legit, is that my son will be a senior this year and every fall during the games you can wear your son’s extra jersey. Well….. all the moms are there with their son’s jerseys on (up to and including my sister o.O) looking all cute and cheering…….and here I am with my son’s jersey on, looking like I went through a sausage press to get into it and not in a good way. In a way that looks like whoever was running the sausage press didn’t stop it in time so too much sausage is crambed in there and it’s all lumpy in some spots and and ready to explode. So the reason is I’d like to wear his jersey…….additionally I’d like to wear and not look like a pork product.
I want to have babies, and I’ll be like a million pounds if I got pregnant now and don’t want to look like ugly pregnant! So I’m losing weight to gain weight…
I wanted to loose weight before I got pregnant! Silly, but totally makes sense 😉
I have two reasons that I want to lose weight.
My first reason (the silly one) is that I make clothing for myself and I’m a cheap-ass who hates paying a lot for fabric, so if I go down a couple sizes I can buy less fabric!
My second reason (the actually good one) is that I have a lot of health problems including a heart condition, spinal stenosis and a herniated disc (and I’m only 22 and not that overweight!) so if I lose some weight, theoretically, I’ll feel better and not be as much pain.
The reason I gave my husband as to why I wanted to loose weight: So I wouldn’t have to buy new pants.
Real reason: So I wouldn’t have to buy new pants in a bigger size.
The other, more recent, reason that I have been trying to lose weight is because my sister-in-law has started using/selling skinning wraps and she’s been unbearably annoying about trying to get me on board. So, I decided to prove to her that I could lose weight without the skinny wraps.
At my heaviest I weighed around 190. That was a wake-up call for me. I’ve lost a lot of weight over the years, my lowest being around 148, but now it’s creeping up again. I’ve been working out a lot more, which makes me feel better about myself, but not watching what I eat like I should. My reasons for losing weight are pretty shallow- I want to be one of those girls that other girls see and think “I wish I looked that good.” Also because I’m shy and have a hard time making friends, so anything I can do to bump up my self-esteem has to be a good thing! Perhaps most importantly, though, I have fat, ugly legs that I hate. And I want to be able to wear dresses and skirts without looking in the mirror and wanting to immediately go put on jeans!
Probably the weirdest reason I ever tried to lose weight was so I could fit in a pair of English tall boots for riding. My calves are too big for most boot brands unless I have them custom made (which is expensive as hell on top of normal riding boots being expensive as hell). The real problem with this goal was, my calves have weigh more muscle than fat. The more I tried to work off the fat, the more muscled my calves got. *Sigh* At least I can find half-chaps that fit my big-ass calves. And, my legs look bitchin’ when I wear heels so there! Lol.
Probably the weirdest reason I ever tried to lose weight was so I could
fit in a pair of English tall boots for riding. My calves are too big
for most boot brands unless I have them custom made (which is expensive
as hell on top of normal riding boots being expensive as hell). The real
problem with this goal was: my calves have way more muscle than fat.
The more I tried to work off the fat, the more muscled my calves got.
*Sigh* At least I can find half-chaps that fit my big-ass calves. And,
my legs look bitchin’ when I wear heels so there! Lol.
I attempted to lose weight after a co-worker said I looked pregant. I was bloated. Back off lady, some days I bloat. So I started calorie counting and exercising like a mad woman. About a week later at took a good look at the co-worker who said I look prego. That girl has a good 50 pounds on, I said F this, and went back to my cookies and belly bloat. This is also why I hate people
well, i recently tripped over my daughter’s toys in our living room and the weight of my body crushed my foot. i am not exaggerating. i had to have reconstructive surgery that consisted of a plate, bone graph, and 4 pins sticking out of my foot that i have to have removed next week. i am convinced that this incredibly painful surgery could have been avoided if i were 40 pounds lighter. I guess what I am trying to say is that I want to lose weight so that i do not seriously injure myself again.
I want to lose weight so I don’t look like a bottle of POM! My “spare” tire has become the main tire on my car!
To win a contest.. which I lost.
I’m a fad dieter extraordinaire! I always have a variety of go to motivations, my skinny sister, a cute guy, my high school reunion, Ryan Gosling (he gets his own category), the fact that someday I want to have children and I fear growing even bigger and not being able to loose that on top of what I already have.
BUT by far my wackiest reason was to make a guy mad at a wedding. Not just any guy, this guy stood me up at my high school prom. I heard he was going to be there and I thought, “HA! Let’s show that jerk what he lost!” Then I looked in the mirror and thought, “crap let’s not show him what you gained.” Needless to say after a few weeks of hard work at the gym and eating like a rabbit I stepped on that scale and… decided to hop in the car, buy a new little black dress, the tiniest gut sucking ‘shape wear’ I could squeeze my fat self into, and a pair of hot pumps just in case all else failed. Well turns out it worked, he asked me to dance at the wedding and I laughed and said, “nah I’m not really into dancing, I guess it probably goes back to not being able to dance at my prom.” The look on his face was one of utter humiliation and disappointment; then I danced with his friend. 🙂
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My weirdest reason is why I’m losing weight right now: I want a tattoo on my side and I want for people to be able to see it. Also so I can justify a tummy tuck to get rid of baby stretch marks
I want to not have bingo arms!
My wackiest reason for wanting to lose weight was…when one of my kindergarten students called me round!
to take my wedding ring off. i have gained more than 100 pounds since i got married, and it was cutting off the sensation to my finger 🙁
Yeah – for work -I drive a desk but in a pretty health conscious company – I knew losing weight would help my career – so I lost the weight. I think it is uber sad that being overweight has all the crappy stigmas – but It does, and losing weight has in fact made a difference in how I am perceived at work.
I want to loose weight to look good in bikini when I go to the beach
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I want my tummy to be smaller than my husband’s belly. Slightly shallow, but I like being skinnier than him!
Hrm, the weirdest reason I ever wanted to lose weight? Probably because I was worried my kids would be embarrassed to introduce me to their friends and have them make comments.
the craziest reason ive ever wanted to lose weight would either be because instead of donating the clothes i can’t fit into anymore, i keep them for when i will again ( which will probably never happen) or so that i can fit into a cosplay (costume) and not be one of the people that others wish you hadn’t cosplayed.
Because when I go out with friends or my family, people give me funny looks no matter what I’m eating, and I’d like to be able to buy and consume food in public without people judging me (and my hearing is really good, so I can hear those whispered comments!). Also, because I’m pretty sure it’s making it harder to find a job.
The wackiest reason I ever lost weight was because a bridesmaid dress that I ordered came in a little too small and I had 2 weeks until the wedding. I’m cheap and didn’t want to pay for alterations, so I decided to do the Atkin’s diet for about a week. The dress did end up fitting but I was so done with the Atkin’s diet by the day of the wedding that I ate whatever I wanted to at the reception, and later that evening the zipper busted open and I found myself in a vacant mop closet at the banquet facility with my best friend (not the bride) helping me pull the dress up over my head and put it back on.
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I just started on my birthday June 10th! Im doing it to honestly to feel sexy! So I go running everyday and trying to eat healthy
I would like to lose the double chin that makes my profile look like I have a butt-chin
My motivation is to avoid clothing shopping. I hate clothing shopping so as long as I can get away with wearing the clothes I already own….
I want to stop wearing my boyfriends shirts… that’s pretty wacky, yet understandable!
My wackiest reason is that back (years ago) I wanted to get way skinner then my boyfriend at the time so he would feel bad and loose some weight. (Teenagers are terrible people, and I want it say for the record I’m not that person anymore).
More recently though, I’m trying to exercise and drop some weight since both my mother and grandmother have been diagnosed with heart disease. I’ve also got a family history of diabetes to look forward to, so I’m trying to do what I can while I can.
you look like a muppet in sepia! My reason is becasue my cat curled up in a back fat roll while i was sleeping once
to fit in with the crowd
I would like to move forward again…and to stop moving backwards!
so i could fit jeans i found on sale
I’ve wanted to lose weight in time for a vacation.
craziest reason is knowing I was going to see an old boyfriend at a friend’s wedding and the look on his face was worth it!
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I want to loose weight because at my current weight, it is hard to take care of hygienic things due to being to heavy…
I wanted to fit into my husband’s jeans.
I want to look tones and tighten that after baby bulge. I finally lost all my weight
I work in a position where my picture is taken a lot and posted to facebook. I look very unflattering lately in photos. I don’t want that image out there for the public to see anymore. Also I have 4 kids and I want to be healthier for them.
The wackiest reason I ever did was to fit into a bee halloween costume
I told my son I want to become “mini” and now he’s very excited as he thinks I am going to turn into Minnie Mouse.
No wacky reasons other than I just wanted to eat healthier and get in shape (diabetes and high blood pressure runs high in the family).
I am not sure it is wacky I just want to be the girl my hubby married
While there are many reasons, the wackiest for me was to fit in a bridesmaid’s dress which came in MUCH smaller than I anticipated. I counted calories (kept them under 1500 I think), did the slim fast thing, and fit into that dress! It didn’t last though… sigh. I still keep the dress around thinking I’ll be able to fit back into it again… which is about 30 lbs away right now. 🙁
To make money. My in-laws once gave my hubby and I $10,000 for each losing 50lbs. The money was great, but we gained it all back because we lost it for the wrong reason.
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Then why are you doing it again? Just in hopes that you’ll get another $10,000? Just to put it back on again? I’m just confused by this.
No. You misunderstand. I said we gained it back because we did it for the wrong reason, meaning the money. I am doing it now for ME! No money involved, even though they offered it to me. I turned it down.
Ok. I get it now. “To make money” was past tense and I took it as present tense. Sorry. Good luck!
It’s all good! LOL And thanks! Nearly 60lbs down and about 200lbs more to go! 😀
That’s awesome! Keep it up! I’m in the process of losing, too. So far I’ve lost 36 with the goal of losing another 40. This is the first time I’ve done it for a reason that wasn’t stupid and also the first time I’ve been honest with my husband about my weight.
Thanks!!! WOW! you go girl! That is GREAT!!
The best part is that I can sleep better now because I can breathe better. It’s amazing the little things that are helped along with looking better.
yeah. my clothes are falling off and my knee is starting to feel better. I sleep better too. I can’t wait to see how I feel when all is said and done!
to fit into a dress that looked horrible anyway
my main motivation is the health benefits of working out…I am not looking to lose weight just to be able to outrun my hubby :)))))
I tried to lose weight once when I was the Maid of Honor in a friends wedding – I wanted the wedding party pics to look good 🙂
I just want to get my body in shape and eat better so I am not so bloated! No wacky reason really.
To meet boys! (But then I ended up with a husband and baby and that makes you fat again)
I wanted to loose weight so that I could impress a guy
I’m only interested in losing weight at this point in order to be able to eat a bit better and exercise more
Wackiest reason was a boy – of course!
My silly reason was to impress a guy, of course. Now it’s because I want to feel better physically.
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I stay active by swimming 3 times a week and want to look good in my bathing suits.
Thanks for the contest.
Just breastfeeding a newborn and staying active.
I wanted to look like my wedding pic again.
I wanted to give Slimfast a try! And then I read the ingredients, and it is chockfull of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners, and I am majorly allergic! So. Never mind.
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