How many minutes do you spend obsessing about your weight daily?
August 10, 2007 1:31am CST
Before I had my baby, I would spend up to an hour daily obsessing about even an ounce of excess weight on my body. Often, I would stand in front of the mirror and critisize my body. It was not all in vain though. Sometimes my obsession helped motivate me to exercise more. But, most times it was a disability that limited my options in life. Since giving birth to my child, I have learned to accept my body image. Now, I try to appreciate the person that lives inside my body and not just the exterior that others see. But, sometimes I do worry about the way I look and wish I could change things. Most times I simply avoid the mirror so that I don't have to see what I don't want to see. Otherwise I know that things would just be the same. Do you find that you obsess about your weight too?
15 Aug 07
I go through cycles. I've never been thin or at my ideal weight but after 4 children and now into my 40's I sometimes think it is better to live now in the body that i have than to keep on dreaming and hoping of being something I'm not. Then other days I get so caught up in my apperance, I look fat feel fat and for once would love to be able to buy nice clothes. In some ways I am obsessed with my weight I have to weigh myself every morning or I feel that my day hasn't started, that is kind of sad!!
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16 Aug 07
Often I'm that way too. And, for awhile I've felt guilty that I have tried to accept my body post-baby. Seems all of us live in a world that demands body perfection and it's so hard to acheive once the kids come along. Before I had my baby, if I wanted to lose weight, I could simply stop eating as much and the weight would drop off. Some days now, I rarely eat and still the weight persists. I keep telling myself I'm going to do something about it. It's very disheartening. Thank you for sharing your story. Talking to others helps!