summertoes

My Reasons for Losing Weight

For My Health

  • To have better skin
  • So I don’t sweat profusely
  • So I can walk up a flight of stairs and not feel out of breath
  • So my back won’t hurt
  • So my knee won’t hurt 
  • So my doctor will never say, “you really need to lose some weight” to me ever again
  • So I don’t have to worry about arthritis or other illnesses that accompany obesity

For Vanity

  • To feel better about myself
  • To look good in tight clothes
  • To be able to wear shorts in the summer
  • To be able to go into any store, and buy the clothes I like, not just the ones that fit
  • To not feel awkward about going clothes shopping or shoe shopping
  • To be able to order clothes from a catalogue without worrying if they will fit
  • To be able to wear something that doesn’t say PLUS on it
  • So my pants won’t wear out between my legs while the rest of them are still in good shape
  • So I can look in the mirror from the neck down and like what I see
  • So I can wear tight jeans
  • I want to wear underwear that looks sexy
  • So I can show off my legs
  • So I can go into public and not feel like people are judging me
  • So I can wear tops without worrying about the dents from my bra showing trough
  • So that my boobs stick out more than my stomach – not the other way around

For a Better Quality of Life

  • To be able to use a public toilets comfortably
  • I want to be able to read the scale by just looking down, straight down
  • So I don’t get those indents on my thighs from the arms of the chair I’m sitting in
  • So I can cross my legs
  • So I can get up from the floor in one smooth move and not a grab and hold on to something move
  • So I can sit on a bar stool and I’m actually sitting ON it, not on it and around it too
  • So a regular towel goes all the way around me 
  • So my socks pull all the way up
  • So I can hug my knees to my chest again, and it’s comfortable
  • So I can fit into the cinema/stadium/airplane seats comfortably
  • So I can bend over comfortably to tie my shoes

For My Self-esteem

  • So I can go swimming without being self-conscious
  • So I don’t worry about chairs breaking
  • So I don’t have to ask for the additional seat belt on an airplane
  • So I can dance without being self-conscious
  • So I can go on rides at amusement parks again and not have to experience the embarrassment of having to get off because I don’t fit
  • So I don’t have to worry about the maximum weight before I using things
  • So I don’t feel awkward when people start talking about losing weight
  • So no one can ever call me “a big girl” ever again
  • So I’m not embarrassed to have my picture taken
  • So I can say my weight out loud
  • So furniture doesn’t groan when I sit on it, or wear out long before it should because I’m too heavy
What we know so far regarding the Royal Birth
  • KP: William and Kate are ‘touched’ at the public reaction to the impending birth of their second child,George’s new little brother or sister
  • It was confirmed today that William and Kate have not found out if their next baby is a boy or girl.
  • It’s been revealed Prince William faces a 2-hour dash by car to get to Lindo Wing in time, as he’ll be working away around the due date.
  • The couple, George, and the new prince/princess will spend a few days at KP after leaving hospital before retiring to Norfolk for the summer
  • To avoid the Great Kate Wait second time round, media not allowed to set up camp outside Lindo Wing until after Duchess admitted in labour.
  • William will take two weeks’ statutory paternity from his job with Bond Air Service while no public duties likely for mum Kate until autumn.
  • Kate will take a longer maternity leave this time, source: “With two very young children her focus will be on her family during the summer”
  • William and Kate are not currently planning to hire a new nanny, Maria will be busy!!!

More Details:  
Here’s what we know so far regarding preparations for the birth of the #RoyalBaby. 

Sources: Rebecca English, Royal Central, Victoria Murphy on Twitter