Friday, 29 March 2013

The process of weight loss

I haven't written in here for a long time. One of the reasons is that I've been struggling a lot with my weight, I've gained some back and I am losing some of it again, albeit very slowly. I felt like this blog should remain hopeful and positive and I wasn't inspired to share anything. Today, I would like to talk about this whole process of weight loss and what it has given me along the way.

A lot of people think that they understand obesity and they judge it. If it were that easy everybody would lose weight. It's not! Weight loss is a process. It's not typically something that you can just decide to do one morning by sheer motivation. It's not black and white, there's a lot of gray in there. That's why we need to keep trying. That's why we need to keep learning.

Through the process of weight loss, I have become more and more introspective. I have spoken to people about my feelings and insecurities. Some people have judged me, thought I was weird and wanted me to think and be more like them. Some of those people are not in my life anymore. Other people listened, some thought I was weird, but embraced that weirdness. Those people are still in  my life today. They are part of the reason that I am beginning to get stronger again. I now choose to surround myself with people who have a positive and open outlook on life whenever possible.

The weight loss process has changed me tremendously over the years. I have learned a lot about myself. In the process, I've lost my self-confidence in a lot of things. I've learned that things which I had always believed to be true might be different than what I thought to begin with. The process of weight loss has made me weaker only to bring me back to a stronger self. I've grown to be less judgmental of other people, as well as more open to differences and new things. This process is bringing me to do things which I never thought I would do. And I keep learning. This process is not over...

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