A lot of people who embark on a dramatic weight loss journey do it for a variety of reasons. Health is, of course, a strong focus. Carrying excessive weight can put a lot of pressure on your body. But physical health isn’t the only reason why we want to lose weight. I am ashamed of […]
Becoming your own best friend might seem a little bit strange. Why should you work on becoming your own best friend when you have friends, family, maybe even a partner? The truth is many of us dislike, maybe even hate, ourselves because of our morbid obesity. And while the weight loss surgery helps us remove […]
We suffer from an unfortunate misconception. We tend to think of self love and vanity as the same thing. They are, in reality, very different. Where vanity is blindness to one’s own faults and an overestimation of what we bring to the world, self love means recognizing the worst in ourselves and committing to be […]
The benefits of weight loss are well-documented. People enjoy better health, self-esteem rises, and a new lifestyle begins. The satisfaction can be enormous, but there are some who struggle with the adjustment. They are strangers to themselves and not at all the “me” they once knew. The triumph of self-improvement turns into identity crisis and […]
Self-Perception and Obesity Obesity is both an emotional and physical condition. It promotes apprehension and personal doubt that can spark self-analysis about weight gain and how it came to be. Obese people can also be hyper-critical about who they are and pass judgments that violate their own best interest. Emotions often overrule rationale and shred […]
Body Image and Sexuality Beauty In the Eye of the Beholder Self image is the idea a woman has about her abilities, appearance, and personality. It may or may not be as others actually see us. The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty hired a forensic sketch artist to draw women as they see themselves and […]
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