It's been a 3 1/2 year journey and now, here I am, 3 weeks away from my surgery date and in my head I have been listing the things I can't wait for once I lose this weight. So, I thought I would compile an actual list. So tell me, what do/did you guys have on your list?
*Being able to wear a seatbelt again (this will make my firefighter/EMT father happy).
*Not having to ask for a seatbelt extender on a plane
--And on that note, sitting comfortably in a coach seat and not spilling into the seat next to me!
---And also being able to put the tray down in front of me!
*Going to sporting events and concerts again and being able to walk through the parking lot to get to my seat, which I will be able to fit in!
*Going to the mall to shop instead of having to buy clothes online from select stores.
*Purchasing a new couch and not having it sag within a few months.
*Being comfortable in my computer chair!
*Sitting in outdoor plastic chairs at family picnics and not worry about breaking the chair.
*Roller coasters! And theme parks as a whole. Being able to walk them...and fit in the seats! It's been 14 years since my last roller coaster.
*Not being the fattest person in my family. I have a huge family and I am definitely the largest. I am ready to relinquish that title
*Not having to request a table at restaurants and being able to sit in a booth.
*Going swimming...and being able to get myself out of the pool/ocean.
*Getting on a bike again. It's been probably 18 years.
*Walking my dog and being able to keep up with him.
*Doing a fun 5k like the Color Run or Mud Run.
*Joining a gym and actually committing!
*Sitting on the floor...and being able to get back up off of the floor!
*Sitting comfortably in a movie theater next to my husband and not having a seat between us.
*The ability to chase my infant and toddler nieces around and not be exhausted after a few minutes of play.
*Getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy (or 3)!
------This was my deciding factor on getting the DS. I want to have kids and my weight has caused me to become infertile.
*Being able to wear sneakers with laces and strappy sandals again. The swelling in my feet has prevented this for the past 5 years.
*Wearing jeans and not the size 38 I currently squeeze into.
*The ability to drive a gas efficient compact car and not the gas guzzling SUV I currently own.
*Being able to lose weight and still enjoy foods I love like steak, barbecue chicken, eggs, and cheese.
--And not being a slave to salads and fad diets.
*Going back to work as a bank teller and being able to be on and off my feet for 8 hours a day.
*Making my family proud. I know they love me, but I often feel like I have disappointed them in some way. They would never say that, but a part of me feels like losing this weight will bring out the true me, not the introverted me I currently am.
*Being able to educate and hopefully inspire some of my MO and overweight friends and family about the DS.
So, there you have it. I'm sure I'll think of more and add to my list. I am interested in seeing some of the things on your list!