Tuesday, February 21, 2012
As I began to read this article I was thinking how wrong it is. I finished it and read it again with an open mind. I get it, loosing weight especially for all the wrong reasons is not a magic cure all. Yes, exercise brings physical and mental changes that are fantastic. But in the end your mind needs to adjust too. Your mind needs to be a part of the life changing healthy lifestyle. Statistics will tell you that people who have a gradual weight loss have the most long term success. I'm nearly 100 pounds overweight. I don't for the most part like my bodies appearance. I am thankful that my body is healthy & strong. It get's me to where I need to be. I try to dress it the best I can. My mind is also healthy and it makes me uniquely me. I am a good person. I expect my desired weight. loss will make me stronger & healthier as well as more physically appealing. With that I expect more confidence. I assume I will not be so self-conscious when I walk in front of people or attend a class reunion. My extra weight does not define who I am unless I choose to let it. Unfortunately as it is it does limit what goals I can obtain. It's just the ugly truth of it. But in the end a physical change in my body is not the complete magic ticket. It will unlock a door. Once I get there the rest is up to me. It's important that my mind walks every step of the journey with me. If I work on it all together my life will benefit. But the ups and downs of life will continue on no matter what my weight is.