Discouragers.... Thanks.

Monday, October 01, 2012

On my wall I have a list of 100 reasons to lose 100 pounds, that I thought of myself. One of my close friends was in my room and was like "I don't like it. You're running yourself down. I hate this list." I was kinda offended. I know she means well.... But at the same time I'm NOT running myself down. All of those reasons are super encouraging for me, and she (and others) seem to think I am downing myself.

I love myself! I'm not at the weight I want, but I do know I am valuable. I love my hair, my smile, how short I am, etc. But I also am not happy with this weight. Why can they not see that I DO love myself, THEREFORE I am losing weight? I do care about my body, and my future, so I need to get healthy.

They seem to think that since I want to lose weight I don't love myself the way I am. Or that since I want to lose weight I hate my body, or think I am less than what I am.

But one of my strongest reasons is simple. In the Bible days God wouldn't allow JUST anything into the temple. And now our bodies are the temples of God. Yet I have been putting everything into the temple. How is that any different from bringing unholy things into the temple when it was a building? It's not!!

I love myself, therefore I want to be healthy. So thanks friends for not seeing that :/

On another note, my roommate has started backing me up. She's even thinking about starting an exercise plan and watching what she eats more :D
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    I agree with you that wanting to lose the weight for all the positive reasons there are (especially your health) are valid reasons. I would look at the list and see if there are reasons that they see reveal a negative reason that they interpret as self esteem issues. It sounds like these people are WITH you, but they also Care for you and want you to be positive about the beautiful person you are.
    Wanting to lose the weight because you hate the way you look and feel,
    is different than saying
    you want to lose the weight to look and feel your best.
    It may seem trivial...but there is a lot in what a person says (or asks) that tells a lot. emoticon
    2026 days ago
    Keep doing what is right for you!! By improving your body, your mind and your spirit you are showing that you do love yourself. Maybe invite the friends to go for a walk with you and see how good that feels!!
    2026 days ago
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