Self Esteem

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Self Esteem
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Sun, 07-11-2010 - 1:08pm

If someone I didn't know asked me to tell them about me, what is the first thing that comes to mind?


"I am a somewhat frumpy, over-weight, middle-aged divorced woman."


Hmmmmm.

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Registered: 04-08-2010
In reply to: cl_liz_in_az
Sun, 07-11-2010 - 5:19pm

Boy this made me think. Im still thinking. I have terrible self esteem and as a chld growing up I was told many negative things about myself and I don't think I really have any positive qualities! I know that I do deep down but I just feel so bad about myself that I always push them away! I don' t know how to even begin treating myself better when I think I don't deserve to be treated any better. Im really gonna have to work on this one. Heck I use to wear makeup and style my hair and have a manicure and pedicure done or treat myself to a new book. Now Im luck to paint my own nails and as the weight as piled on and is starting to come off I still don't think I've changed enough of me to treat myself any better than when I was 330 pounds.


Why do we do this to ourselves? Im glad you posted this because I've now made a goal to write down 2 ways a day I can treat myself better! Thanks for sharing!

 


 


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In reply to: cl_liz_in_az
Mon, 07-12-2010 - 10:01pm

It's really a thought provoking question, isn't it?

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In reply to: cl_liz_in_az
Tue, 07-13-2010 - 10:37am
this is a wonderful post .....made me do alot of thinking ...I try so hard to try and get a good self esteem ...but with battling depression and

Barb             

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In reply to: cl_liz_in_az
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 1:58pm

Barb,


Even your signature on your ivillage account shouts out that you're a loving, giving, compassionate lady.

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In reply to: cl_liz_in_az
Sat, 07-17-2010 - 12:04pm

Liz,


This is a great post.

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In reply to: cl_liz_in_az
Sat, 07-17-2010 - 1:23pm

SJ,


I'm so happy that you're back!

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In reply to: cl_liz_in_az
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 11:19am

In the past week, I've done these things to take care of myself:


I dyed my hair.