I write about body image and confidence from time to time. This will be a quick post, posing a question. When you hang out with other women you begin to see how many women are affected by this constant desire to be skinnier, always striving to lose 10 lbs or drop 1/2 a size. These goals all focused on their weight, looking for happiness in a smaller pants size.
I emphasize “always” and “constant” because it seems even when we’re at a good place we want to lose more. How many of us have friends who look great but it seems like they’re always talking about trying to lose 5lbs or 3lbs or 10lbs?
Today the question below popped into my head and I began to wonder how many people could honestly say yes.
If you were in perfect health but couldn’t lose or gain weight for the rest of your life, could you be happy?
I would think most people would say yes because you would eventually reach a point of acceptance but I guess that’s kind of the point. Continue to work on weight loss if you want although I encourage focusing more on health but also work on genuine acceptance of your body and in the process finding happiness beyond your weight or size.