I’m Gonna Love You Like I’m Gonna Lose You

 

 

2 thoughts on “I’m Gonna Love You Like I’m Gonna Lose You

  1. Brandi says:

    Really enjoyed this. I agree that I too have missed being in the moment during vacations and special events, because I was preoccupied with my weight or how my clothes fit. I’m still on the fence when it comes to this—on one hand I get why loving the skin you’re in no matter how you look, is a vital part of self-worth and healthy self-esteem. On the other hand, I think we should love ourselves to be our best selves. And if we are genuinely accepting of all the extra weight, rolls, pouches and cellulite—I don’t think we’ll have any issues with this. But if we know that we can exercise more self control and discipline when it comes to our diet, workout regimen and just overall health—I think we owe it to ourselves to push for that. Now, I do agree that self-hate or negative self talk aren’t a good thing at all. Yet, we can’t truly be happy about ourselves if we truly aren’t. So, I think we have to make a decision. And make that decision every single day. And in every moment that we make a decision to choose to eat the chips or to take a walk. Or to eat the whole pint of ice cream or just a few spoonfuls. At 34, almost 35—I have had a very rocky road with my body image and it has affected my esteem. But with age, I do have a foundation of acceptance. I know that I am a beautiful and no amount of weight loss or a size 4 dress could change that. Yet, I do strive and will continue to strive to be my best self. And maybe that is teetering around size 12-14, but maybe it will be a size 8—I don’t know. But I do owe it to myself to make the best decisions that will nourish my body, spirit and mind. Thank you for such a introspective read.

    • FoodLove Girl says:

      Brandi, you got it. Loving yourself now absolutely includes loving your body enough to want to give it only the best , healthy foods and just the right portions and exercising in a way that is kind and supportive to rhe body. So many of us get into thinking that if we love our bodies as they are then we are saying we are giving up and not trying to lose weight but really it has the opppsite effect. I have never stuffed my face with bad food ina moment when I’m feeling great about my body. Never. When I am in a truly loving place with my body, I treat it the way I treat my child or my sister. I give it whole, healthy foods in reasonable amounts. I exercise hard but not so hard that it feels punishing and I rest. When I am hating on my body that is when I will eat crap because I feel like crap and exercise as a form of punishment. Do you see the difference? And I am seeing weight loss through this more gentle, lovong approach and I’m not having to count calories or overexercise. And it feels great. So yeah, definitely don’t give up on losing weight. Just try to bring love into your weight loss equation. Many hugs. Thanks for reading.

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