A possible diet revelation
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|Thu, 04-10-2003 - 11:54am|
So here's my revelation. Some years ago when I lost weight (saw a nutritionist 10 years ago and had great success), I think one of my problems was I thought my life would change because of the weight loss. In my mind I imagined people would notice the weight loss and treat me differently. I only lost 10-15 pounds but that's really all I needed to lose. I was down to an 8 or 6 and that was great in my mind.
I think I expected too much from the weight loss. I think I thought men would notice me more. I think I thought that those work 'cliques' would open up to me. I think I thought my life would change, but it didn't.
I think I expected the weight loss would make me feel like a different person but of course I was still the same person inside, just thinner. I still had the same hang-ups and self-esteem issues. I'm hoping that with my year of therapy and more to come, the weight loss will be a nice perk and I don't fall back into my old eating habits.
Does this make sense to you? Can you see how in my mind I over did it in the imagination department expecting my life to change overnight? I still have a lot of those hang-ups today but at least I'm trying to deal with them.
I'd love to hear what you think of my diet/weight loss expectations from some years ago to now.