Need To Love Myself

Hi all.
I am new to the site. I am a 36 y/o woman 5'7 - 5'8(on a good day) at 300lbs. I have been through the ups and downs of the weight loss roller coaster. I have two children, boy 13 and girl 4. I am married to my prince charming. However, I do not feel like a princess. I am not happy with myself. I continue to let myself go. I cannot keep on this way. The older we get the harder it is to lose. Today I have recommitted to myself that THIS IS IT!! Went to the gym - ate healthier. I need motivation and encouragement. Anyone have any ideas or words of wisdom that I can take with me through the week to hold on to? Thanks all and good luck to you all.

TinaB2012 TinaB2012
3 Responses Dec 3, 2012

First of all,I would to give you a high 5 for taking the first steps in wanting to be happy and having a healthier lifestye. Like yourself, I'm also struggling with my weight and loving myself. I've been up and down with the my weight loss issues, but yesterday I've made a committment to myself to get it together.I know the road want be easy but I'm willing to fight for my life. I'm tired of comlplaining and just not doing anything about it. You can do it. I know you can. I wouldn't mind being online diet buddies with you and we can support one another. But whatever you decide, please don't give up and keep moving.

Why don't you Private message me 3 times a week and tell me how it went at the gym? After all if you are accountable to someone you will be more likely to go. I also want to hear why you didn't go on those days. In return, I will get off my buns and tell you about my trips to the gym. Only needs a line or two. and we can be off to a good start.
Now about that "fat lady" in the mirror. Sweetie she doesn't exist. Even when I weighed 105lbs I could see her. Now I do have a weight problem and I still see the same lady. What you have to change is your perception of who you see in the mirror.
You are a beautiful woman, a mother and wife. Someones friend. You didn't get there because of being ugly my friend. Ugly is the cussing screaming shrew. The letter I just read was from someone who does care about themselves. I bet you need to look a little closer, what if you looked at yourself as if you were your friend and not you. Hey you look prettier already don't you...come on you know I am right.
You can do this. There is no obligations give it a try...If you have a better idea of how I can help you or a better schedule you tell me how I can help. I promise you That pretty gal inside you is dying to show herself.

Love yourself. You are not your weight. There is a beautiful woman inside that flab and you will get her out into the light of day. That is your need and you will find a way.