Make a list of positive
things about yourself that have nothing to do with your weight.
Perhaps you are a loyal friend, an excellent student, or you do
your best to protect the environment.
Ahhh! Doesn’t that feel good? The point is,
you are a unique, valuable and worthwhile
person regardless of your body size. There are so many wonderful
things in life to think about that it would be a waste of time to
focus too much on your appearance. If you are obsessed about your
weight, your moods will be dictated by what you read on the bathroom
Self-esteem and self-acceptance
are just as important to your health as eating good foods
and exercising. Many people base their self esteem on their body
size: if they are thin, then they are loveable and attractive. If
they are not thin, then they are undesirable and unworthy of love.
This could not be farther from the truth!
are not your weight. It is only one
of thousands of attributes that make you who you are. Take the time
to discover, build, and appreciate qualities in yourself that make
the “whole” you beautiful, both inside and out.