Learning, Struggles, Life
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I'm still trying to get used to this healthier lifestyle stuff. This isn't the beginning of my journey.. In fact, I've lost 77 pounds now from the start of my journey. There is so much I've learned.. but so much to get used to still.
I wanted to share something I read in Sailor64's blog recently.. and loved the way it was put:
---Ask yourself one question, "What's my real goal, to lose weight or to be smaller?" Isn't it strange how we equate the two.
Let me ask you this. Which takes up more space, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? It's not a trick question. A pound of feathers takes up much more space. It's the same with our bodies. A pound of fat takes up much more space than a pound of muscle. So, shouldn't our goals be related to being smaller, not necessarily to "weigh" less?---
It really put things into perspective for me. Yes, I do want to get healthier.. but also my goal from the beginning, I want to be a smaller, thinner me. I know my focus should be on being healthier.. and it is, but I also want to be thinner. Since I've gained weight, my self-esteem has become pretty low. It's getting better but I feel like when I hit my goal, I will be so much happier, have more self-esteem, and have more confidence.
One of the issues I have the most trouble with, is that some days I look in the mirror and I look so much thinner. Other days I look in the mirror and I still look so big to myself. It is depressing to still look at myself after losing as much weight as I have and still seeing a "big" person. Hoping that one of these days it won't be that way.