I started Keto 100% for me. I knew I needed to take control of my health (I was a pre, pre-diabetic with a lot of weight to lose).
Even though I have lost almost 50 pounds over the last year, sometimes the same insecurities and feelings of inadequacy pop into my head, the same as I did when I was heavier. It should never matter what a person weighs; we are the same person, bigger or smaller. But these insecurities can stem from the past, and though we have changed things, they can still be here.
Part of my weight loss journey has also been a journey of ‘self.’ What do I mean by that? I wanted to really delve in and find out more about me, what makes me tick. Are the things I used to say to myself applicable now? I realize I should have been kinder to myself when I was heavier. I am a pretty cool chick, bigger or smaller.
I would never say or think the things that I said to myself to another human being…and yet I told them to myself. On the outside, I was very confident, outgoing, and super positive. I felt I was an attractive person; I put myself together pretty good too. I was mostly that on the inside, but then the odd negative thought would pop into my head, and somehow, it was always connected to my weight. I would be somewhere with a group of people and think ‘I wonder if they think I am fat? I wonder if they think I would be so pretty if I just didn’t have this extra weight?’ Do you ever think these types of things?
Why did that even matter? So what if they did think that?
You have no control over what other people think of you. In fact, I heard a saying years ago that has always stuck with me ‘what someone thinks of you is none of your business.’ That is so true.
Here are some more truths:
You are amazing.
You are beautiful.
You have a purpose.
You are important to others.
You have worth.
You make people smile.
You are smart.
You are kind.
You do not need the approval of others; approval comes from within. Big, small or in between. Goal weight or on your way to it. Know your truth and do everything you can to live up to your own expectations, so make them positive expectations!
Sometimes, it can be hard to know our truth on a weight loss journey. There's so much going on behind the scenes. While getting healthier is about the food you put into the body, it's also about changing your mindset and changing how you view food. Sometimes, we just need a little help to find our truth. If you think that you need that kind of help, I'm happy to be the one to guide you on your way to knowing your truth. Hop on over to my Facebook group where you can meet me, and more than 10,000 others who are also on their journey to better health.
You got this!
Leta ~ Intentionally Bare
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