This week Bernie from Yo-yo No More asks:
You've got a big event coming up, and your still not at a "happy weight", how do you combat those feelings of self doubt and have a good time without getting caught up in the "I'm so fat, I look so bad" crazy talk running around in your head?
Fortunately, I have always had a pretty healthy self-esteem. I've never really struggled with the negative self-talk in terms of my weight with the exception of after I had both of my boys, and was struggling with all of the hormones and bovine feelings of just having had a baby. Unfortunately, this is probably why I allowed myself to gain so much weight in the first place. It never really bothered me until I reached a certain point which was way beyond where it should have bothered me.
My healthy self-esteem actually worries me at times in terms of my weight. I wonder if I will ever allow myself to gain the weight back and not be bothered by it. I know negative self talk is not helpful in any way, but on the other hand, too healthy of self esteem can be a drawback as well.
Be sure and check out what the other three have to say on this topic. They are:
Sunny from That Extra 20 Pounds says:
"The problem for me isn't so much that I can't have a good time because I'm so worried about how I look. The hardest part is actually before... when I'm trying to pick out what to wear!" keep reading at www.ThatExtra20Pounds.blogspot.com
Nurit from 1 Family. Friendly. Food says:
Every time I need to dress up before date night, get out of my usual T-shirt and jeans and put on something nicer looking, I find that I have nothing to wear. Sound familiar? Read more on 1 family. friendly. food.
Bernie from Yo-yo No More says:
"This is a tricky one for me, something I have yet to conquer. It's a battle, from the moment I find out about an upcoming event or occasion. I instantly calculate how much weight I could lose between now and then...." Read more at Yo-yo No More