When I lose weight, I will…

What will you do as you lose weight? Do you have any goals – both short-term and long-term? There are so many things that my weight and/or size have stopped me from doing, either because I’ve just been too heavy, too big or my confidence has been zapped. So, I’ve put my goals into two lists below: things I can now do since starting my weight loss journey and things still to be achieved. Yes, we like seeing the pounds come off but there’re many non-scale victories to be had too!

ACHIEVED!!! (I’ve either done these or I’m now light enough – stopped only by Covid)

  • Be able to put my feet together when I stand up
  • Get into a dress that I wore on a cruise 2 years ago
  • Wear ankle boots that don’t cut into my large calves
  • Sit in a standard sized chair with arms without wondering if I’ll fit
  • Complete Couch to 5K
  • Have a bath rather than a shower as I can now get in and out!
  • Complete a Go Ape course
  • Complete the London marathon
  • Get back into my 10 year old jeans (UK size 14)
  • Ditch the maxi skirts that I wear every single day!
  • Have a helicopter flying lesson (231lb maximum weight)
  • Ride a Segway (245lbs maximum weight)
  • Be able to go on a hot air balloon (roughly 252lb maximum weight)
  • Go down Zip Wire Velocity 2 in North Wales (264lb maximum weight)
  • Ride a horse on a beach (local riding school quotes 196lb maximum weight)


  • Be able to wear 3/4 trousers once my legs are slimmer
  • Be able to kneel down without experiencing excruciating pain in my legs
  • Wear Wellington boots (haven’t worn for years)
  • Take park in an official Park Run
  • Abseil off something high!
  • Go on a rollercoaster at a theme park
  • Go on River Thames RIB Experience
  • Have a full body massage
  • Go swimming in public
  • Have a go at indoor sky diving
  • Have a go at actual sky diving????????!
  • Fly on a plane knowing that I can comfortably fit in the seat
  • Climb a mountain
  • Take a gondola ride in Venice, Italy with confidence