Weight and sense of self
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Just read a fascinating article from someone who had weight loss surgery and felt that since she hadn't changed her habits and thought processes, she lost her sense of self along with the weight.
What do you think? Is your weight associated with your sense of self?
I may be kidding myself, but I don't think I feel any of the self-loathing that "fat" people are supposed to feel. Part of that may be because I am not seriously fat (I am a size 12, and have been a size 16 but never heavier than that), but I think it is an exaggeration to say that all fat people hate themselves. Simply not true! I am here to develop healthy habits and hopefully improve my appearance, but honestly, I love myself and my body now, even though there are parts I know I can improve. And the things I most want to change about myself are not appearance related at all.
Here's to loving ourselves even as we work towards positive change.