Ten Small Benefits of Losing 100+ Pounds
It’s no longer guaranteed I’ll die in (15, 10, 5?) years. That’s the major benefit.
Most people already hear and know about the benefits of losing a drastic amount of weight (50, 100, 150+ pounds) from the news, medical studies, etc. Going from what is considered “morbidly obese” to what is considered to be a “normal” weight or even slightly overweight gives you a new lease on life so to speak, improves your health, gives you more years together with your family, etc.
It’s common sense, really.
I want to share with you the tangibles — how my life has personally changed since I was able to lose over 100 pounds. You already know I’m going to live longer and that I don’t suffer from my previous health conditions (high blood pressure, angina, apnea, etc), but you may not know the following benefits:
- Drastically improved posture
- Drastically increased confidence, boldness, and feeling of self-worth
- Increased respect from strangers (sad, but true)
- Increased attention from the ladies (great, but married)
- Sex is much better. No, really.
- Shirts (xxxxl) once had to be bought at a specialty store (Casual Male Big & Tall) miles away from home. Plain graphic t-shirts were $30+, but now I can buy a medium-sized dress shirt at Target down the road for $12.
- Same applies to jeans – Target sells them for $19, as opposed to $50
- Capable of sitting in restaurant booths once again
- Sweating all the time isn’t natural or normal, so I’ve discovered
- If you are or have been grossly overweight, you know the feeling that everyone is staring at you when you walk into a room. Well, that feeling is gone, along with 135 pounds, expensive 4XL shirts, and self-esteem issues.
While things like being able to sit in a restaurant booth may seem like a small and trite thing to mention when compared with the benefit of having another 20 years to live with my family, just wait until you have to explain to a skinny friend the reason you can’t go to Chili’s is because you can’t fit into their seats.
That can take a toll on you. These small benefits can really add up.