Friday, June 4, 2010

Different Than a Bucket List...

Instead of whining about how hungry I am today (which, honestly, I'm not all that hungry anymore), I thought I'd make my Fat Girl Bucket List. But rather than a list of things I want to do before I die, it's a list of things I want to do after I lose the weight. So here we go...

1. I want to be able to cross my legs like a lady. I can do it now, but its quite difficult and uncomfortable.

2. I want to be able to ride ANY ride at Disney World. When DH and I were there a couple years ago, there were several rides we couldn't fit on. It was humiliating. I never want to feel like that again.

3. I want to sit in a movie theater chair without having to lift the arm rests or have them jabbing into my hips. Same with an airplane seat.

4. I want to shop in a non-plus-size clothing store. I want to be able to walk into any clothing store anywhere and be able to fit into at LEAST their largest size.

5. I want to get rid of my CPAP machine. No more sleep apnea for me after I lose the weight!!

6. I want to be able to see my collarbone and my cheek bones and my jawline. I know they're there somewhere...

7. I want to no be the "fat bridesmaid" at my sister's wedding in a few years. It may sound wrong, but I've been praying that she doesn't get married until I lose the weight. Everyone has seen the "fat bridesmaid" at a wedding. Its like watching a train wreck encased in satin.

8. I want to be able to wear my adorable b/w houndstooth coat that I bought but could barely fit into it. Its a sz. 18.

9. I want to have a normal body temp. At this weight, I am hot all.the.time. I sweat constantly and once I get overheated, I can't cool off.

10. I want to be able to fit back into my wedding gown. Granted, I was heavy when I got married almost 9 years ago, but nothing like I am now. I want to look HOT in that dress again before I give it away!

Ok, thats all I can think of right now. Just listing all of these things is making me SO EXCITED!

5 days and counting...


  1. Great list Jenny! I'm a leg crossing fiend now that I can do it. I put the call out on my blog so hopefully you'll get some more support soon.
    Have a great weekend!

    If you want to check out my blog it's:

  2. Hi Jenny,

    The "other" Lynda, here. I'm having my surgery next Tuesday, June 8th. I am had a 10-day liquid diet which, like an idiot, I started early. Can't wait to hear more from you since it looks like we'll be going through this together. Keep up the good work!


  3. Hi Jenny, Linda sent me over. I had surgery on May 24, 2010. Good luck to you! I know pre op is tough, but you can do it. I am so happy you have a blog because you can get so much support and information! I will be checking on you!

  4. Hi Jenny! Linda sent me, and she is the greatest! I love your list! Best of luck! And if you are so inclined, you can follow me too at:

  5. Hi Jenny! Linda sent me over! I am getting banded next week too. On Wednesday. I completely understand your pre-op diet hunger!

  6. Looks like you will have lots of bandster neighbors getting banded about your time. It helps a lot to have people to connect with. Wonderful list! You are off to a great start!
    I was on the 10 day pre-op liquid diet. I was banded May 25, and I'm now on the two week liquid post-op diet...One day at a time and find things to distract yourself. That is the biggest help. Good luck to you!