There is an old notion that if a person loses weight, they'll be happy. This is a total misconception. People assume that if a woman has a fabulous figure, she too must be happy. But this is incorrect. Thin women have just as many insecurities about their bodies as overweight women do. I've seen this in my own weight loss journey.
When I weighed over 200+ pounds, I knew I was overweight and needed to lose a few pounds. I thought I was average. Little did I know that I was really morbidly obese. Nevertheless, the point, when I was overweight, I just thought I needed to lose a few pounds. I was reasonably happy. When I lost the weight, I was thrilled. BUT, I was also more critical of my body. I hated looking at myself in department store three way mirrors because they seemed to emphasize every flaw I had. And it wasn't the mirrors, it was my own self criticism.
Like many, I kept wondering why my body didn't seem to be good enough after losing the weight. Isn't that what all the late night infomercials and diet books say ? lose weight, be happy ?!
You're right. Good health isn't just about losing weight. Not only do we have to change our bodies, we have to change our psyche and emotions too. That's something the diet books don't teach you. They don't teach you how to learn to love yourself.
That's something that comes with time an introspection.