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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Why would a team like *Accept Yourself* have only 81 members? Especially with uplifting posts like "What do you like about yourself?"
I am finding that people are really troubled by the idea of accepting they're okay, no matter what their weight. I'm not saying that by accepting yourself and saying you like yourself the way you are, it's cause to quit the diet and throw down the towel. But is it really that reprehensible to actually like yourself as you are losing weight?
In a way, it should help the process: I love myself so I want to do the best for it so I will eat healthily and exercise. But I find that people really bristle at the thought of it.
Don't get me wrong--I've hated myself for so long that it's a real challenge for me as well. But I'm committed to getting past it because it's made me miserable for so long.