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"Reframe the task from weight loss to self-care"

Friday, December 14, 2012

I was having a bit of a down day today and trying to deal with issues related to loss of self and self esteem. I was reading an article called "Role for self-worth in weight-loss treatments."

Here is the link if you want to read for yourself:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc
/articles/PMC2294089/


AT the end of this article the author proposes ways that physicians can help patients enhance their sense of self and change their perspective on weight-loss.

The sentence that caught my attention:

"Reframe the task from weight loss to self-care"

I get upset about weight loss. It has been such a struggle to me and the mention of the words can set my teeth on edge some days. That short little sentence reminded me that it's not just about losing the weight but it's about taking care of myself as a whole - mind, body and spirit.

As I kept reading the steps and the approach in the article I realized that the Sparkpeople program uses or touches on all of the steps suggested. I just need to follow the road map laid out in front of me and apply myself, really apply myself, to achieving my goals and repair the damage I've been allowing to go on for way too long.

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MDGARDENGIRL 12/14/2012 1:02PM

    Good information. Thanks for sharing. So often we get so obsessed with the food, the scale, the exercise, that we forget to think about the most important thing..... our LIFE! I often tell myself and others..... This is not a RACE, it's LIFE!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 12/14/2012 12:53PM

    Thank you so much for the link!! I love that quote!

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BOOKWORM27S 12/14/2012 12:42PM

    Thank you for the link! I really like that way of thinking about a healthy lifestyle.
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