In November I started my weight loss journey,

I had no idea that it would not be about losing weight.

In fact it is all about me as a person and revolves around acceptance.

My focus was to get others to accept me as a person.

I thought nothing about accepting myself as a person.

I felt I had to make people like me. 

If people did not like me I thought it was due to my weight or some personal flaw. 

This is not the case. 

As I have exercised and lost weight I found the biggest problem was not my weight,

But it was my attitude. 

I worried that people would laugh at me or ridicule me.  

I lacked the mental toughness and fortitude to keep going when I was tired or the ability to stand up to rude as well as ignorant people.

Today I walked strong and felt great.

I laughed and enjoyed myself.

I realized the acceptance from others I had been desperately seeking was not justified.

It left me feeling alone and anxious. 

Acceptance of yourself helps conquer problems in life. 

It provides a blueprint for success and a safety net for any relapses. 

Acceptance promotes self worth and confidence.

I am here to make myself happy.

I have accepted myself.



9 thoughts on “Acceptance

  1. I’m so happy for you! This is something I’m still struggling with a bit. I actually told an old blogging friend yesterday about my new blog. I felt guilty for not telling her earlier because I was embarrassed about my weight problem. I also have quite a time feeling uncomfortable in the locker room, but I’m trying really hard to get over it, because I’m there to help myself. I hope to one day be able to feel the way that you do. You’re truly an inspiration. 🙂

  2. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. I learned that a weight loss journey is never just a weight loss journey. A weight loss journey is also a journey to discovering ourselves. A lot of us don’t realize that we need to accept, love, and forgive ourselves before we can expect it from others. I’m so glad that you’ve come this far and made all these great strides in the direction of a better you. Keep that going. 🙂

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