Weight Obsessions`& Learning to Love Myself
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
I was having a conversation with a sponsee last night about eating issues and body image issues and our eternal obsession with a stupid little number on the scale. I pointed her to SP because this place is so important to me, I had to share it!
I weighed in yesterday afternoon and I've "only" lost two # in the last month and a half. When I caught myself thinking "only" again, I laughed at myself! Come on that is just silly. I'm making progress, and that is the goal - not getting obsessed over why I'm not losing weight some imagined fast-enough rate. I'm working towards being healthier every single day! I'm (cardio) walking and moving a minimum of an hour and a half every single day of the week, plus staying physically active more often, and that is a HUGE change from how it used to be!
So when my sponsee starts obsessing over it, I hear the old me. The old me that I am no longer. I am a healthier person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Because this lifestyle change wasn't about a number on a scale. It has been and continues to be about learning to love myself!!
No matter what size I am, I like me today. I like living in my skin. So much so that I treat me better. I walk a lot because it makes me feel good. I eat better because I feel better when I do it. If I occasionally eat an Oreo because I want one, I don't beat myself up for doing it. It's part of learning to love me through every step of the process and be okay with right where I am.
Never ever did I think that could happen! What a gift and a blessing! And one I so desperately wish I could share with you all!!!
Love and blessings to each of you!