What I like about myself (challenge 8)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

You know.. when you are sort of forced to take a look at yourself and decide what you actually like about yourself.. it is sort of difficult.. at least for me. I have spent so long looking at myself and only seeing the bad, I never stopped to really take a good look at what it is that I actually liked. Now when I look at myself, I try to find something I like but all I see is the bad. I cant see any good so I actually had to ask my mother. I felt sort of stupid because I couldn't find anything good and I got all upset. My mother told me to think of myself at the weight I want to get to, seeing as how I have been that weight before, and pick what it is that I liked about myself then. She said that if I liked it then, I like it now, I just cant see it because it is under all the double cheeseburgers and chicken So, here we go.. what I like about myself is my calves.. I always have, even though they have always been muscular so I cant wear those adorable knee-high boots... but that is ok. I have always been very strong/muscular, and I know I still am, I just cant tell because it is covered.

My favorite thing about my personality is that I am a nurturer. I love to take care of people. I guess that is why I work at a nursing home and why I got into the health care profession all together... because I feel good when I am needed. Now, I will not deny that I am probably an I wont lie. Yet this is how I have always been. If I can do it for you.. even though you should be doing it yourself, I will do it to help. I need to feel needed.. at least that is what my therapist He says that I need to be needed by others to justify my life.. to justify why I am here.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I used to love my calves and now that I've taken my measurements as I'm losing weight, I know that one is much smaller than the other. (well as far as thingslike this go, around .5"+ish) hahahaha. I want to build the muscle in them some more, too. It's good that you found a profession that suits your personal strengths and likes. :D That is AWESOME. I will be good and not eat beyond being just full, or just getting to the bottom of my cal range. I'm gonna work on spreading out my calories with snacks and things. I've never been too good at that but now that I have more calories to play with it seems a bit easier...
    3977 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.