The Emotional Side Of Losing Weight
I am in the category of women who have been working on losing weight (or wishing I was working on losing weight) for most of my life. I had a time of being thin and it was lovely and then I decided to have children and my body revolted. There's been nothing but weight loss struggles ever since.
I feel like I know myself so well at this point. I have the thyroid issues (brought on by pregnancy and post-partum hormonal chernobyl) and the other physical things going on that work against me, but then there's the emotional side. The side of me that defeats myself at every turn.
I know by now exactly what hinders my journey. Because at this point I need to be working on health and weight loss EVEN IF I'm not actually losing weight. Why? Because I'll just be gaining weight otherwise. Until I figure out the magic formula for this body - I need to work my behind off just to maintain. Yay for being in my mid 30's! But what hinders? It's that self sabotage. That look at the non-moving needle on the scale and feeling defeat even though I know I'm helping my health regardless.
Right now I'm blissfully not working to lose weight and not really gaining - but that's only because I'm pregnant. It's the one time when my hormones seem to work right and I'm gaining the expected amount (for an already overweight mama) and nothing more. PHEW.
In a few months this baby will be here and I'll be back to the grindstone. And I know how it will go. It will be sleep deprivation, inability to really be cooking anything healthy and me gaining. This is how I am.
But my emotional side? I plan to keep it in check. Because not only does my constant lack of self worth eat away at any and all resolve, but I also have a history of post-partum depression. I know what's coming and I'm preparing.
Oprah had her finale show and told all of us some real truth - the common thread we all have is feelings of unworthiness. It's the tie that binds. I was shedding a tear and applauding at my house. She was spot. on.
Figure out where your unworthiness is sabotaging your weight loss journey and you might just find the key to unlocking the inner skinny in you.
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