Maybe I'm stupid to be complaining about this. I do logically realize that I have lost a substantial amount of weight. I do realize that I am only two dress sizes away from meeting my goal. But I can't get past thinking of myself as morbidly obese. My opinion of myself and my weight has not changed one iota since I was busting out of a size 26. I got into a 16 recently. I know this is a substantial weight loss. But I still hate my body, and I don't want to. Has anyone else gone through this body image thing? What does one do to get past it?
I actually had moer issues with my body after I lost the weight. When I was 300+ lbs and a size 28 I never had hope to look like those skinny women in magazines. When I got down to an 8/10 I couldn't stand to look at myself because I thought I looked horrible (naked, and really I wanted to look good naked.) Here I had lost 160 lbs which is amazing and I was so disappointed and unhappy. Most of it was due to loose skin, but still I was unhappy. And then I started to gain weight back because I was unhappy.
Now I'm back in a size 18 and I'm still unhappy. WTF??? I am trying to get back to a size 10/12-I was feeling really healthy at that size so I will focus on that. I don't know how to successfully manage the body image thing, but maybe togther we can all learn how to do it...
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" --Theodore Geisel