Reason #11 to lose weight - breathing! I want to be able to breathe easier. When I lie down on my back, my breathing becomes wheezy, and with each wheezing breath I am reminded of how unhealthy I am. It's scary, and it's embarrassing. When I walk up our stairs to the second floor I am, often, winded, as if I had just run around the block. It doesn't take much for me to get out of breath! I look forward to no more wheezing because I know when I no longer wheeze it will mean my body is getting healthier!