Thank you for that comment. You know, without even knowing my family...you nailed them. It's not just my brother. You know the saying, the glass is either half full or half empty? That is the perfect example...they will always see things half empty. ;) And this is the exact opposite of how I view everything. But what you just said, made me wonder how he must feel about himself.
I just went shopping. I bought two new skirts...on is a size 1 and the other a 3. I just told myself...if these can fit you...you are not fat! I do have a belly pooch, but RawNora has assured that in time, with raw that will leave too...it's the last to go, but that alone doesn't make me "FAT"! So, I'm going to accept that I am just me. Simple, happy, little me. I'm going to stop focusing on how look and what I'm doing to improve this world with my life! I've lost the weight...I really need to move on. ;)
Thank you to everyone who responded to this thread...as I need to hear your words! Thank you.
I'm fully with you, family, past body image issues and presently being TOLD not to loose more weight! I also still see a 150lb girl and i'm 100lbs!! I know it will eventually go away and I just have to reprogramme and send my family memebers love and know thry just care about me. There's a great book called THE YOGA OF EATING it's awesome, amazon has it. Check it out:) Also Louise Hay YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE! Positive affirmations and all:)
i think it has a lot to do with a subconscious notion that once we reach a certain "skinny" weight our lives will dramatically improve - once we become the size of that model or the movie star, we will all of a sudden be happier, our lives more exciting, etc. when we do this we are subconsciously banking a certain amount of our happiness on our weight or size, and when we reach that size we dont realize it because..well..the whimsical elements of a supermodel's life dont happen.
i know exactly how you feel. im 5'10..used to be 175 lbs. over the past 3 years ive lost weight (both unhealthily, but now with raw healthily) and im 130. i went shopping with my mom, tried on pants, grabbed the standard 8 and a 6 "just for the heck of it." ended up having to try on a 4 and my mom was like "hows it feel to be the size of all the movie stars" and i just looked at myself in the mirror like "what? im not this size. i still..need to lose more weight"
its a terrible battle. its awful what society's portrayal of "beauty" is doing to us..to our subconscious minds, where we dont even realize whats going on until too late.
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