LOVED this article. I try to remind myself daily that I am truly fortunate to have a healthy, functionining body, with all the appropriate parts, even though I don't look the way that society expects me to look. I find my attitude toward myself improving simply because I am eating what is good for me and presenting the best self I have to the world; I know that if I can keep that attitude, my weight will take care of itself.
Stating my goals differently has helped a lot as well. I grew up hearing, "You"ve got to lose weight." When I state my goals in a like manner to myself, I just end up feeling like that fat little girl I once was. Not a happy place to be. Instead of "I want to lose 90 lbs., fit into a size 12, and look almost normal in a swimsuit,", which is how I have stated it before, telling myself instead that "I want to improve my lifestyle and feel better, and maintain my health lifelong," has worked wonders. Instead of just focusing on weight and how I look, this time I am focusing on how I feel and what I think about what I am doing (and, buying a really cute swimsuit to wear in the meantime helps, too!)
- 12/15/2011 11:00:21 AM