I’ll have some turkey, with a side of Insecurity…
The holiday season is a joyful time for some and a stressful time for many.
There are external pressures and expectations around this time of year.
There are interactions with those that you have not seen in a long time. Whether or not they bring up your weight loss (or lack thereof), you are thinking about it.
How am I going to handle eating at parties?
How can I stay on protocol with all of these unknowns in my plans?
How am I still this fat? I swore to myself that by next Christmas, I would have lost it all… and here I am. I have spent a year losing the same 10 pounds over and over.
Why did she just ask me what diet I’m on now? What is that supposed to mean?
I could go on and on… our insecurities blossom when our defenses are down.
It is time to stop. Take a breath. Realize how truly far you have come this year. Maybe the scale doesn’t show it. But, you do.
Today, celebrate your successes. Leave your insecurities for your Thought Downloads later.
Write down a list of all the ways you have seen yourself improve over the last year. Appreciate you.