Weight Loss Support - HERE'S a challenge for you...if you DARE...

07-01-2009, 12:19 PM
Hi all!

One thing I had to do when I started to do yoga was to actually LOOK at myself in the mirrors at the studio. And I realized that I NEVER really just LOOK at my self, at least, not from the neck DOWN :lol:

And this got me to thinking .. (NOoooooo!!! :rofl:)

How many of us can list ad NAUSEUM the body parts that they hate? How many of us actually LOOK at ourselves in the mirror in a positive way??? And if we can't identify just ONE thing we like about our bodies as they are RIGHT NOW, aren't we doing ourselves a huge disservice? Our bodies aren't perfect, but they get us from place to place and do so much in an average day. So maybe we should give ourselves a break and thank our bodies for what they do.

So the challenge is this:

What body part do you actually LIKE?

I dare you to just look in the mirror and find ONE thing about you physically that you LIKE and TELL yourself and us about it.

I think my shoulders ROCK. Oh, and I like my knees of all things.

What do YOU like about your body. Right now?


07-01-2009, 12:30 PM
In all honesty, when you asked I wanted to say my face. But I decided it sounds kind of like a cop-out and decided to change my answer. I like my forearms! While my upper arms don't show much muscle just yet, my forearms are awesomely toned! Oh and I love my back! I know I can't really see it, but I know I love it! Hopefully in a couple months I can say that there are more parts of me, but for now... these will have to do!

Thanks for that, reminds me of what I like instead of what I don't like! Way to start my day on the up and up!

07-01-2009, 12:35 PM
The only thing I like about myself is my breast. The only thing is that I like them because I have so much extra weight on me and when I didn't have the weight on me I was much smaller in that area. But I can't wait to be thin, trim and healthy again!!!!

07-01-2009, 12:37 PM
I had the same kind of thought last week. That I really haven't "looked" at myself in motion for a while, so I tossed on my webcam while I was working out so I could see how bad/good I actually looked.

I really like my arms. They've always been pretty strong, and toned, and though all this weight is showing a bit in the underarms. It wont take much look for them to look as tight and toned as the rest of them.

Same deal with my legs, pretty killer except for the very top, and that shouldn't be hard to fix. (I hope. LOL)

07-01-2009, 12:38 PM
I love my boobs, and if i had to pick a favorite body part otherwise...id have to say my legs, they are nice and long and getting slimmer.

07-01-2009, 01:36 PM
I don't really particularly like any parts of my body. But, I don't dislike them either. I'm not critical of them, even my stomach which is huge and mushy. I mean, lot's of nice things are huge and mushy, right? Like bean bags :D

07-01-2009, 01:38 PM
Oh, Ms Thin, there HAS to be SOMETHING!
Look at your avatar! You have the cutest nose EVER. And I'd kill for eyebrows like yours. You have a neat shape to your mouth.
So if I can see this from your avatar, there has to be SOMETHING you like!

07-01-2009, 01:53 PM
I love my shoulders/collar bone area, great angles and curves. I also have real cute feet and I'm starting to like my curvy waist too!

07-01-2009, 02:00 PM
I like my eyes.
I like my underarms, wrists and hands. They don't show any overweight. Same with my lower legs, I have always been a walker and my lower legs are strong and toned looking.
My ankles have always been slim looking.
I have always categorically refused, even as a kid, to wear shoes that pinched my feet, and that was most of them because my feet are very wide.
But I now have the loveliest straight, sturdy feet, no bunions or annoying calusses, my big toes are straight and my arches are high and healthy and I just LOVE my feet.

07-01-2009, 02:27 PM
I love my calves. When I was on college, a guy friend of mine said he wanted to breed with me so his children would have calves like mine! :)

07-01-2009, 03:49 PM
I love my back...I loves backs in general. Just a really attractive part of the human anatomy, I say. Also, I have to agree with Fox that I like my shoulders/collarbones. And I am kind of jazzed that I am slowly but surely developing a waist and that is a lot of fun.

And I have great hair - long, thick, wavy, naturally honey blond.

07-01-2009, 03:51 PM
I love my legs... but only the outsides of them. I don't mean as opposed to the INSIDES (as in blood, fat, muscle), but just.. you know. I have to be sideways and look at the mirror to be happy ;) But then they look incredibly toned and strong and muscular.

Does that count? Also, I like my hands even though my fingers aren't very long. I'm short, so it's ok.

07-01-2009, 03:59 PM
Right now I LOVE my calves and ankles. Trim and slim... even at 248 lbs!

07-01-2009, 04:08 PM
I love this game. It makes me SO happy to see people being POSITIVE about something to do with themselves!

I personally am a huge fan of my legs. Mostly my calves, since the thighs definitely could use a little help, but all the same. I have very long legs that kind of go on forever, and I love them. :D

It's gonna sound weird, but I can't mention how I love my long legs without saying I actually really like my long torso. I mean, yes, I have the belly. That's not so cute. But I know that WHEN, not IF, I lose my weight, I'm going to look pretty fabulous, even if I DON'T really have much of a figure - And I really don't. LOL

I also really like my face, and my boobs... Even though my boobs are about a cup size off from each other. Maybe losing weight will even them out. :D

By doing this, I have realized that I really like most things about myself, I just don't like what FAT has done to them! LOL

07-01-2009, 04:17 PM
Well, I was told I have great legs, I also like my arms, the upper arms need some toning. Another awesome thing is that even though I'm fluffy my tummy still is considerably more flat than alot of people who weigh as much as me.

someone told me I had great calves and ankles too.

I HATE my boobs. They are big and annoying. I want my old smaller perky ones. I can't wait to shrink my boobs.

I can't love my back because of the rolls under my bra. I hate that.

My eyes are beautiful though. And my hair.

07-01-2009, 05:17 PM
I guess I could say as an ex-jock that I am amazed and delighted with the speed which all of my parts responded with when I finally got up off the couch and started exercising, even with as little as I do (slow ramp-up, here). There's some more soft fluffy covering to remove, but when I do, I think there's going to be some great structure underneath.

07-01-2009, 05:28 PM
I like my skin. For the most part it's very smooth and soft. Of course I do have some cellulite and veining on my legs, but it's fairly minor and I really believe that my skin is going to shrink down nicely as I lose weight. *Fingers crossed!*

I also like my feet. They are very shapely and when I have a good pedicure they look fantastic in sandals.:D

07-01-2009, 06:15 PM
I like my legs (more so since I have been running the last 6 months) and my collar bone. I also like the butt and my wrists..... WOW there is a lot I like. Yippee!

07-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Great thread, Kira!

I have great legs (thighs need work, but we're being positive here)
My forearms are good too, thin with small wrists
Great hands
Terrific skin, I may be pale, but I don't have a single wrinkle and no blemishes.
I like my shoulders/collar bone area

Hmmm... Upon reflection, it is interesting to me that none of the areas I like on myself are at all fat. I can say about the rest of my body, it has functioned reliably despite what I've done to it, poor thing.

07-01-2009, 07:59 PM
I like my butt. I didn't when I was growing up because "junk in the trunk" (which I've always had) wasn't "in" then, but it is now, and finally, I like my butt! I also like my waist. It's not where I want it to be, but it's always been at least 10 inches smaller than my chest and hips, and that's nice...not nice for pants shopping necessarily, lol, but nice in general! :D

07-01-2009, 10:45 PM
i love the idea of this thread!

I like my boobs, my hands and my feet.
I'm working on loving my mid-section and legs though!

Bette k
07-01-2009, 11:26 PM
This is a great thread.
I love my hands, they are strong and capable.
I love my eyes, they change color.
I love the big scar on my throat, it says I am a survivor and can beat anything.

07-01-2009, 11:30 PM
I love my entire left leg, and my right leg from toe to 2 inches below my knee. I also love my eyes, they're super bright green and I think they're pretty. Oh, and I have little tiny kid wrists that I love - they make me feel skinny. I actually have to buy children's watches because a woman's sport watch won't fit.

This is a great challenge, it's nice to hear everyone talking about what they love about themselves.

07-02-2009, 12:51 AM
So long as it's in a bra, my rack. It's outstanding. And shows off my really small waist.

07-02-2009, 01:42 AM
I like my hair. It's almost to my waist, very feminine.
My hands, wrists and ears are small and delicate.
My Elvis grin is irresistable. My expressive eyes speak volumes.

And I'm working on the rest darn it!:)

07-03-2009, 08:29 AM
I like/love my hair - being a redhead is my point of difference amongst all my sisters.
I like my calves and ankles - they look great in heels.
I am liking what is starting to look like a waist - I think I might be a full blown hourglass under all the extra padding!