My colleagues and I have our differences but we definitely agree on one thing – we have all gained weight over the past year. Perhaps it is due to the nature of the job – we lead sedentary lives. More probably, it is due to the fact that we all love to eat together and we do so a lot. In any case, I realized that the weight gain has affected some more than others.
There is this woman who is a good friend and she really has gained a lot of weight, so much so that she is trying out all sorts of things. At first, we just took things lightly and even teased her some. That is, until we all realized the emotional involvement when it comes to weight matters.
Gaining weight or losing weight – both have emotional implications. The idea is to lose weight the right way and to manage your emotions the right way. First of all, I think it is important to understand that losing weight may mean feeling happier in a sense BUT in no way does it guarantee happiness. Your sense of self-worth may depend somehow on your weight loss BUT it does not always necessarily follow. More so, you should realize that weight loss will NOT solve your emotional problems if you have them. Be realistic about what weight loss can do for you.
How tied in are your emotions and matters regarding weight?
Originally posted on May 28, 2008 @ 9:29 am