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Weight mental issues and getting happy
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Read this article because it is important and applies to every single person on Earth. To me, to YOU! And read it because the last page contains and important truth you'll best understand if you read the entire, short, article. Never mind the title of the link. Never mind what caused the weight loss. Just read this!
Member Comments About This Blog Post
What a perfect realization and statement of the 'fact of life," Woubbie!
1308 days ago
Someone else linked to this article in another blog and I think it bears repeated reading. I feel like I got more out of the experience on the second go-round, knowing in advance a couple of the things she was saying.
I'm with Betty on this. I was fat and I was thin and I was fat again and then fatter. The fattest years of my life coincide with when I had my children, so they're consequently the happiest years of my life!
I had, fortunately, learned by then that people didn't love me particularly more when I was thin and didn't love me particularly less when I was fat. If someone says you need to be thin for them to love you, they will NEVER love YOU.
There are certainly drawbacks to being overweight, and aesthetic values are surely also a consideration. But most peoples' self-value comes from within, and pity the poor souls' whose doesn't!
I will never admire my body aesthetically, and neither will anyone else much - not even if I achieved the perfect body composition, not even if I had plastic surgery or implants. Very few people can have "the whole package". I have brains and compassion and humor and resilience, some minor talents and the blessings of the Almighty in terms of family and friends. I can look at beautiful bodies and admire them the same way I admire objects in my house that please my eye. But my house does not have to be perfect on the outside to make me happy. I live on the inside of it, now, don't I?
1309 days ago
Comment edited on: 3/23/2013 10:08:30 PM
I have to agree 100%. I have lost (and gained) a lot of weight in my 70+ years and in all reality, there was not a lot of difference in my "attitude". I should weigh about 140#, I've been down to less than 125 and wanted to get to 120, but couldn't even maintain the 125 and eat anything. And that was maddening, so it was "to hell with it" - and the weight would come back on.
Thankfully, in my later years, I've learned that the scale doesn't equal perfection,(life is not perfection by any standard) I'm about 40# over what I should weigh and am working on getting back to the 140, but no lower. But I'm not obsessing over it and now, it's only for health reasons, not vanity any longer. I'm happy in my own skin. Fat or otherwise.
1309 days ago
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