Just in case I forget.
Because I said I was NEVER going to wear a size 16 again. And just because I did once, for a funeral, doesn’t mean I should keep on doing it.
Because despite my grandmothers and my mother and my brother all doing it, I do not plan on getting Type II diabetes. And the only way to avoid that is to lose weight.
Because I want to be able to go out with my husband and not feel uglier than the other women around.
Because I want to look good.
Because I want to feel better.
Because I want to be horny more often. (Weighing less improves my libido tremendously. I’ve been mostly making do on “I’ll get excited if I just get going.”)
Because there is no reason to live my 42nd year fat.
Because I don’t want to turn into my mother. (Though she’s been significantly overweight since she was 30.)
Because I want to be healthy.
And because I want to know that any health issues I have are not exacerbated by a weight problem.
Because I want to wear my size 10s again and know they’re loose. (If I reach my goal weight I’ll be smaller than a size 10, but still.)
Because my husband loves to go shopping for clothes for me when I’m smaller. (I don’t like to go when I’m heavier.) So we can get several exciting dates out of buying skinny me new clothes.
Because I don’t want my kids to be embarrassed to say I’m their mom because of my weight.
Because I don’t want to end up with closets full of different size clothes. (Although, right now I have one closet with seven dresses, multiple tops, and three pairs of slacks in it.)
Because being skinny is more fun than being fat.
Because being skinny is sexier than being fat.
Because I want my husband to be able to carry me around. (He’ll have to work on his back problems, but…)
Because it’ll be fun to have giant boobs that everyone is sure are plastic, that aren’t.
Because I want to be as beautiful as I can be.
Because guys looking at you because you’re cute is better than guys ignoring you because you’re not.
Maybe I’ll make this a hobby. “What’s your hobby?” Being skinny. That’s my hobby. I’m going to be skinny for fun, for health, for laughs, for sex…