If you could change one thing…

and only one thing about yourself, what would it be and why? It could be a physical, spiritual, intellectual, or emotional change. Remember, this is fantasy time. Tell me what you want to change.

For myself, the answer is clear cut. I would change my weight issues. Now guys, this is not an invitation to tell me to “just exercise” or “just eat better” or any of that trite bullshit we always mention. When I say I would change my weight issues, I don’t mean just lose the weight. I mean I wish I could snap my fingers or twitch my nose and ramp my metabolism up to where it should be. I will freely admit that I could exercise more or I could make some better choices about food but I don’t eat like a pig and I certainly don’t eat enough to account for what I weigh. I don’t have diagnosable thyroid issues. I test in the low end of normal thyroid function. My body has always done somewhat screwy things with my weight. Hell, I actually lose weight when pregnant. I don’t want to be stick thin. I would just like my body to be able to settle in at a lower weight than it has settled in at right now.

So, what would you change if you could?

16 Responses to If you could change one thing…
  1. Flying Monkeys
    August 18, 2009 | 6:13 pm

    I would change my internal dialog. It seems to…hinder me. If I could change that, I could change my weight issues as well.

  2. Nina
    August 18, 2009 | 6:19 pm

    I would like to increase my sensitivity, in general. So many times I’ve been involved in a conversation and said something inappropriate unintentionally.

  3. Beth
    August 18, 2009 | 7:09 pm

    Only one? I guess my crooked nose, broken and not fixed when I was little, shifts to one side when I smile.

  4. Lollipop Goldstein
    August 18, 2009 | 7:40 pm

    My constant and ceaseless worrying. Fear about the unknowns of the future. It would also be nice to not have my fear of crickets 🙂

  5. Aunt Becky
    August 18, 2009 | 7:58 pm

    I would need less sleep. And become a morning person.

    OH!! And understand emotions.

  6. Billy
    August 18, 2009 | 8:18 pm

    My lack of self confidence, my social inapt.

  7. Kymberli
    August 18, 2009 | 8:26 pm

    Along the same lines as yours, I wish that I could just snap my fingers and have all of my hormone issues straighten themselves out. My cycles would be normal and I also wouldn’t have the same weight issues that you speak of. I also wouldn’t have to worry about the possibility of some day developing Type II Diabetes, seeing as how I have insulin resistance already.

  8. Carrie27
    August 18, 2009 | 8:35 pm

    AAAHHHH!!! There is such a long list of changes I would make.

    I would want to be confidant in any and every thing in my life.

  9. Barb
    August 18, 2009 | 8:50 pm

    I understand. Going from messed up metabolism pre met and pre synthroid to post both those drugs, I can tell you that weight management is incredibly easier with the right metabolism. And it pisses me off when some people think otherwise. I will smack them for you. 🙂

    I would take away some of my insecurity and the fact that others can hurt me as much as they can. (though I’ve been working on that. 🙂

  10. Jenn
    August 18, 2009 | 11:40 pm

    I would make myself less weak, cause I can handle anything except temptation, ha! I always eat too much, always drink too much, and then I hate myself!

  11. Another Dreamer
    August 19, 2009 | 12:31 am

    Interesting post.

    Number one, I would obviously change my reproductive issues 😉

    But, after that, weight issues. For the same basic reasons as you. It’s always been a big part of my life, even resulting in anorexia at one point and time. Now, I am happy with myself, but I would be even happier if I was a little smaller. Life would be a little easier; I wouldn’t have to worry about buying clothes, or people staring at me, or what kinds of health complications I may get because of my weight.

  12. Nic
    August 19, 2009 | 2:57 am

    I would change my health issues, I dont want any of them, including IF! If I could pick 2 then it would be my weight as well, but hopefully if I got rid of my under active thyroid my weight would automatically correct itself, so 2 for the price of 1!

  13. becomingwhole
    August 19, 2009 | 1:30 pm

    I would take away that voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough, I don’t fit in, others won’t like me, etc., etc. I hate that voice.

    At least now I am aware of it. I wish I could just snap my fingers and make it vanish. I think a lot of my other problems would become easier to manage without its presence.

    Great question.

  14. battynurse
    August 19, 2009 | 7:53 pm

    That’s a hard one. My first instinct like you would be to change my weight and like you said not just the weight but my metabolism in general. However I think that what I really need to change is my self esteem issues.

  15. Brandy
    August 21, 2009 | 10:02 am

    I don’t know if there is anything I would change about myself. Sure I can think of small things, but in the end, even the small things make me uniquely me and I’m kind of scared at the thought of how I could have turned out differently.


  16. Belle
    August 23, 2009 | 12:19 pm

    If I could change one thing, it would be how I eat/weigh. I never really struggled with my weight until I hit college, gained the freshman 15, had two babies… never got that extra weight off. I’d change that about me.

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