Body Love

Thursday, June 26, 2008

So, I haven´t been very good recently about keeping up with my SP details. ´m not inputting my calories or even really participating in my groups which I love.

It´s because I´m struggling with two main themes here in my life...weight loss vs. acceptance of what is.

It feels to me that when I focus on the weight loss aspect of this journey that i´m not actually loving myself as I am NOW. I´ve always struggled with loving myself, feeling worthy enough, feeling attractive enough, etc. I think this is so important. I need to accept who I am NOW not who I may or may not be in one month or six months time. I need to love my body NOW not what it may or may not look like minus 10 or 20 or 30 pounds.

Maybe this goes hand in hand and i´m not seeing the bigger picture. Maybe when I truly feel love for my body as it is right now i´ll be less likely to binge eat and i´ll be more likely to eat the kinds of foods that make my body FEEL good.

But i´m tired of waiting for goal weight or whatever other point in the future to start feeling ok with myself.

So here´s to Day One of treating myself like the goddess that I truly am ;)
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    Hi MissVeganLove,

    I hear you. When I changed my focus from weight loss to health gain I was able to see that I actually did love me and my body enough to be willing to make the effort to make changes.

    I'm also starting to see this journey as a practice of patience... LOL. You are never alone on SP. Mazzy
    3549 days ago
    Hey MissVeganLove,

    I don't know if this is true... but it seems to me like maybe you are taking things a little too seriously. I mean your health is serious and how you feel about yourself is very important, but the journey should be fun.
    That's what I think. :)

    Several years ago I started going to aerobics, and I was really frustrated. I was bad at it, it was hard, I hated telling people I went to aerobics because I thought they would judge me, etc. Then one day I stopped taking it seriously. (It helps that aerobics is inherently a goofy activity). ;)

    I still tried hard, but rather than beating myself up about all the things I couldn't do - I stopped judging. I laughed at things I was bad at. I smiled about the things I was good at. I just lived.

    I would suggest trying to do the same with weight loss. Try hard (especially to build good habits) just because. It's not hard to drink water and eat vegetables. You like riding your bicycle so why not? Maybe focus on the process and not the end result.

    I think people are their beautiful when they are happy. So be happy.
    3550 days ago
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