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Friday, January 28, 2011

10 Superficial Reasons to Lose Weight

I stole borrowed this post from BenDoesLife.com

Ben lost 120+ lbs and has kept it off.  Way to go Ben!
So, with no further delays....

Here are 10 Superficial Reasons to Lose Weight. Because we can’t always be politically correct:
  • You don’t have to pull the seatbelt as far to click it.
  • Let’s be honest, chub-rub sucks.
  • Far fewer sweat stains.
  • Cartwheels are much easier (and graceful).
  • No more pulling the shirt out of fat rolls when you sit down. (don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.)
  • People don’t eyeball you questioningly when you take the last cookie/slice of pizza.
  • You can put your shoes on like a normal person. For those of you that have never been obese, trust us, it’s really really hard to put shoes on.
  • No more fat-tax ($2 for XXL and up shirts)
  • No more pretending like you’re wearing a T-shirt over your bathing suit to “prevent sunburns.”
  • Floors don’t creak as loudly. Sneaking up on people is much easier.
However, to be fair, here is one reason to stay fat:
  • If you’re riding with friends in a two-door car, you always get shotgun, because everyone knows there’s no way you’re getting into the backseat without tearing some ligaments.
But even still, the lose-weight side wins convincingly 10-1. Let’s keep moving.

What’s your superficial reason to lose weight?


  1. This is beyond funny! And so true :(

  2. Sooo very true.. loved it! GREAT post!

  3. Very good stuff and oh too true. As my weight came off (lap band 3 years ago) I had to keep moving the car seat closer. See as the fat comes off your back you are further away from the steering wheel. That is one of those ewwww but true fact of weight loss! LOL

    Speaking of "ewww but true" I got the lap bad so I could have sex again.

    I forgot how much fun that was! :)

  4. Awesome post. Thanks for the laugh! :)

  5. I have BOOBS again, not just extra rolls of fat!!! :D

  6. @ Nerdy Redneck - Haha! I've been wondering about that exact thing! I mean the car seat distance from the stearing wheel.

  7. I've never met anyone that has the lap band -- at least not one that I knew about. I was very curious and like your style of writing so today (messy, cold and raining here) I read all your posts from day one and found it to be very informative and fun to read. I like the short, to the point posts you do so well. That's a talent. I think you are going to do very well with maintenance. You realize that it's a continuation of what you've already been doing for over a year. Keep up the good work!

  8. This is so true and oh so funny!!!!!

  9. AMEN!!! So true. Love it. Thank you for sharing.
    Off to read a bit more. Take care and God Bless!!