February 22, 2011

It Always Feels Like Somebody's Watchin' Meeeeeee...

As of late, more and more people are taking a double-take when they see me. They often shake their heads in almost disbelief and usually they will say something like, "wow, YOU have really lost some weight~" I am just beginning to become accustomed to the new complements. Although people see a new me, I still see the same person, just in smaller clothes... or in bigger clothes, depending on the day.

I am enjoying this new found attention, but have yet to adjust to my new "skin". Body image has long been something with which I have struggled consistently. So while I smile sheepishly from the nice and encouraging words, parts of my brain don't know how to accept the positive comments. How do you go about changing the self-talk that was learned 45 years ago?

I recognize that I am a work in progress and that I must accept myself in the skin that I am in because it's all I've got. Let me know what you've been struggling with in your weightloss journey. Please leave your comments below.

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog and I agree with the self-image issue. I'm pre-op and my doc has me working on losing some weight before surgery. People have noticed and I'm finding it hard to accept all the comments based on the physical. This just shows me I'll have some work ahead of me after the surgery to change my perception of my self!