Archives for self-esteem

If You Don’t Have Time

If you’re thinking you don’t have time to spend on this, to read and consider how you could make important changes, then you are exactly the kind of person who could benefit most from this blog. And this irony really is the heart of the whole problem.
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Q&A: Who do you love?

The Question: Your point about not making a big deal about losing weight, and trying to avoid conversations about it, makes a lot of sense to me! I actually find it a bit offensive when people comment on my body and weight. As I see it, the praise for weight loss is really a critique of the heavier version of me. For a while my weight had been going up, but lately - finally - I have some balance with my eating and my clothes feel a bit looser. I am beginning to worry about when the comments will start.
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Q&A: Weight loss and self-esteem

The Question: There’s a lot in your book that I already have and will continue to find extremely useful. However, I think I see a chink in the amour for me. Although I like the idea of making self-esteem independent of my body image, I don’t think I could do that. I have suffered (and I do mean suffered) from low self-esteem all my life and those times when I felt I looked most attractive (i.e. when I had lost enough weight) were always the times I felt best about myself, more confident, relaxed and, especially, happy.
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