(The list of "31 Days of Reasons" is not in any particular order)Looking and being overweight has made a pretty big (no pun intended) impact on what I do... especially looking overweight. I've never been one to like attention so doing anything that could bring it my way was a definite no-no especially if it brought bad attention to me.
Even today, at 35+ lbs. less than my heaviest weight, I'm still pretty self-conscious to try any of the free fitness classes at my gym - oh, Body Pump, you call my name so loudly! I just have it in the back of my head that the "veterans" of the class will be thinking to themselves, "Let's watch the fat girl for entertainment today." Not that I think I'm so important that people even pay attention to me, but the thought is always there.
I'm on this healthy journey to do what I want to do... no matter what.