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Are You Using Your Weight As a Shield?
Are you hiding behind your extra pounds? Or are you ready to work toward a new, more confident you?
When the issue of obesity comes up in public, you usually
Keep my mouth clamped. I don't want to call attention to myself.
Loudly make fun of myself. I'd rather be the butt of my own jokes than the butt of someone else's.
Pull a friend aside and seriously confide that I've been thinking about losing some weight.
Picture yourself at your goal-weight. What are you wearing?
Basically the same stuff I'm wearing now, but in smaller sizes: conservative, colorless, not too revealing.
A conservative but form-fitting suit - nothing too garish, though. And maybe I'd don a bright scarf or something to go with it.
A sexy skirt and fitted top. If they could see me now!
The idea of people hitting on you makes you feel
Your job is nothing more to you than a means of paying the bills. What do you intend to do about it?
Find a new job! I have skills I'm great at, and I should be using them.
Sit at my desk and daydream about a job where I'm excited/motivated/respected.
What do you think your partner will say when you make it to your weight goal?
"I'm not sure I'm good enough for you anymore."
"Baby, you look
What are you
looking forward to about reaching your weight goal?
Feeling healthy and confident.
I don't know. I try not to think that far ahead.
Being able to say, "I told you so!"
Have you told your family and friends that you're trying to lose weight?
No way. I can't handle that pressure.
Of course. They're behind me all the way.
A few of them, but I've asked that they keep it a secret from certain others.
Look in the mirror. What do you see?
I don't want to look in the mirror.
Pretty good cheekbones under that extra weight.
Same old overweight me.
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