During your weight loss journey, you are going to have days where you forget why you are trying to lose weight. In this post I’ll give you some great reasons to stay the course. These are not my TOP 10 reasons, but they are good reasons.
Reason # 1: To Run From Wild Animals
There may come a day when you are standing in your yard, watering your lawn, and a Polar Bear comes out of no where. Yes, I understand you live in Florida, but Polar Bears are known to wander. What are you going to do? Run, of course. Now, if you were a few pounds lighter, you would be a little faster, and the Polar Bear would not have eaten you for dinner.
Reason #2: To Use Less Water in the Shower
The amount of water you use in the shower is directly proportional to your size. If you lost a few pounds, you would save water and your water bill would decrease. You would also save time in the shower and time drying off. How valuable are time and money to you?
Reason #3: To Use Less Gas in your Car
The heavier you are, the more work your car’s engine has to do to get and keep the car moving. This work requires more gas and gas prices are increasing. I think it’s like $6 a gallon now. So, lose a few pounds and increase your car’s gas mileage.
Reason #4: To Decrease your Likelihood of Being Hit By a Meteor
The Earth will inevitably be hit by a meteor. The bigger you are, the bigger the target on your back is. Lose weight and the meteor will have a harder time crushing you. Now, I’m sure you are thinking that some scientists will let you know when a meteor is coming. Well, these same scientist cannot even predict the weather accurately. Are you sure you want to rely on their meteor forecasts?
Reason #5: To Decrease Your Likelihood Of Being Eaten By Cannibals
If your airplane ever crash lands on a deserted island, your fellow passengers will eventually resort to cannibalism. After all of the peanuts, pretzels, and bad airline food are eaten up, they are going to look to eat the largest people first. They want large people because they have more meat and they can’t run as fast (see Reason #1).
Reason #6: To Have Less Belly Button Lint
The bigger your belly is, the deeper your belly button will be, and the more belly button lint you will have. You may have enough in there to knit a sweater. Plainly said, belly button lint sucks.
Reason #7: Play Sports Better
Your performance in every sport would be improved if you lost a few pounds. You would run faster, move quicker, and jump higher. Even offensive lineman and professional golfers could improve their performance by losing some fat.
Reason #8: Get Drunk Quicker
The smaller you are, the less alcohol you would need to get drunk. Getting drunk quickly has two benefits:
You save money on alcohol
Your date gets attractive much quicker
Reason #9: To Fit In Seats More Comfortably
The smaller you are, the more comfortable you will fit into seats. Everywhere you go, the seats seem to be getting smaller. On the subway, on the bus, in the movie teathers, and on airplanes. When you are big two things inevitably happen:
You are too small for your seat
Another person, even bigger than you, decides they want to sit next to you, so that you are both even more uncomfortable
Reason #10: To Live
This is the last reason on this list, but it is my #1 reason of all time. It is also the reason I lost over 130 pounds and have kept it off.
Obesity-related diseases will make your life miserable and make you die earlier than you should. Life is already short. Why shorten it by being overweight?