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Judging books by covers

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

18. Because it is only natural to judge a book by its cover.

Whether their assessment is accurate or not, people will naturally assume certain things about me because of my excess weight. They may believe I am lazy, lacking self-control, unmotivated, incompetent, unintelligent, or a host of other negative qualities. In our society, obesity is seen in a negative light. I have read news articles that say that the overweight can have a more difficult time finding jobs and are not paid as well. There is certainly something to be said for helping people overcome their prejudices against others, including the overweight and obese, but it is also in my best interest to give the best impression I can of myself. This is why I shower and brush my hair everyday, why I try to behave professionally, and even why I tried to learn good grammar: so others view me positively. To enhance my potential for career advancement, pay equal to my value, and even friendships, it is important to remember that we all judge books by their covers every day. I need to make sure my cover is in as good of condition as I can to increase the likelihood others will judge me well.

To help SPARK the fire I need to get back on track, I plan to post a new reason for 30 days reminding me why I want to live healthier and lose weight.

18. Because it is only natural to judge a book by its cover.
17. Because I know the more successful I am, the more successful I will want to be. Success breeds success.
16. To live without pain without taking prescription ibuprofen several times each day.
15. To wake up easily.
14. To be the hero of my own story.
13. It feels so much better to be in control of my sugar addiction than to be controlled by it.
12. More small clothes fit in the washer/dryer than big clothes.
11. With more strength, greater flexibility, and less weight, I may find myself in less pain.
10. When I am outside more, I am sick less.
09. To reduce my rising cholesterol levels.
08. To be a positive influence on my diabetic husband.
07. I hate my double chin.
06. So I can easily reach my goal of finishing the 2014 Fight for Air Climb in under 40 minutes.
05. Regular exercise clears my head and evens my moods.
04. I feel more in control of my life when I take care of myself.
03. I liked it better when I fit in L shirts instead of XL.
02. When I exercise regularly, I have more energy.
01. When my face is thinner, I have a prettier smile.
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    Very well said! YOU GO GIRL! emoticon
    1636 days ago
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    1636 days ago
    You are doing a great job with these reasons and I am so pleased you've chosen to share it with us. Keep smiling your lovely smile!
    1636 days ago
    That was a beautiful blog. I never actually thought that I would get judged so harshly because I was over weight. But you know, I see it now looking back. I also didn't realize I did the same thing, make sure I have proper grammar and that I carry myself a certain way so I'm viewed in a better light.

    I love the other 17!
    1637 days ago
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