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.