I thought the video had a lot of good things to say.
* Don't wait to live your life until you lose weight--live your life now. Go dancing. Go swimming. Learn a new instrument. Take up art. Whatever it is that you really want to do with your life--don't wait. You don't have to be skinny to enjoy life.
* Buy clothes the fit and get rid of clothes that don't fit. While I won't say that I've gotten rid of all my clothes that don't fit, I figure that 1) better to invest the closet space for clothes I'll wear and 2) I deserve new things when I lose weight anyway. Some people can find it motivating to buy clothes that are too small, and if that works for you, go for it. It just depresses me, so yeah I'd rather have clothes that look good on me now than clothes that may eventually fit me.
*Feel good about yourself as a person. You are not your weight. Your weight is a superficial part of who you are. Fat or thin, you are still you. Love the person that you are.
*Eat well and be active. She's not saying be a couch potato who eats a whole bag of Doritos every night. She does say that if you are active and eating well and still overweight, don't hate yourself.
I don't agree that I'm predestined to be overweight because both of my parents are overweight and one of my grandparents was as well. I don't think I need to be resigned to my weight now. I can do something about it. And if I can make this a real lifestyle change, not only will I lose weight and hopefully keep it off, but I'll be all around healthier. And if I can't lose the weight--or at least as much as I would like, I'll still be healthier and fitter. So it can't hurt to try as long as I go about it in a healthy manner.
Zanna (or Zannachan), from Michigan
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