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.