When you gain or lose weight, you don’t also magically become the person you always wanted to be. It’s just weight. If you’re expecting to feel better about yourself, you’re going to need to work on the way you see yourself, not just the way others see you.
There is so much more to life than losing and gaining the same few pounds over and over. Your life is more than dieting, excessive exercise, and deprivation. Choose to find your real purpose.
Chances are that even if you didn’t leave your house today, if you’ve turned on your smart phone or television or read a newspaper or magazine, you’ve been exposed to at least one product that makes a nutrition claim. Thankfully, there are ways we can determine if a product really will do some of the things it promises to do. When analyzing a health claim, we can apply some of the following basic guidelines.
How well you can stick to a diet does not say anything about your character. It does not make you better than anyone else. It does not make you more deserving of love or goodness in your life. It does not automatically make you special.
Weight changes are a necessary part of life, but that doesn’t mean they’re ever comfortable. We can tie our entire identities to our body size, and when it changes there’s a huge loss of our former selves. So how on Earth do you begin to see yourself right now, regardless of what you looked like yesterday or what you will look like tomorrow?
It’s a simple fact of life that our weight will not remain exactly the same over the course of our lives. Your birth weight of 6 lbs 9 oz (fun fact: that’s my birth weight) just isn’t going to cut it as you grow into your adult height. However, just because our weight changes at certain times during life, it doesn’t mean the changes are easy to deal with.
You can’t put your lowest weight on your resume (CV). It’s kind of silly, but it’s so true! Your lowest adult weight is not an achievement and frankly no one other than you cares about it. That number speaks nothing to your knowledge, skills, or abilities. It says […]