You may not enjoy being overweight, but you definitely shouldn’t let it interfere with your life, as otherwise you can end up missing out on so much. It can be difficult not to become preoccupied with your weight when the media influences your perception of what is normal. Instead of aiming to lose a few pounds to improve your health, you can find yourself determined to be as skinny as possible, even though this won’t do you any good. Rather than learning to accept yourself, you simply waste your time striving to become someone else.
It’s hard to enjoy life if all you can think about is your weight. There are more important things in life, but when you have a weight problem it isn’t exactly something you can get away from. For one thing, you are likely to be reminded of it by certain people around you. While friends and family are generally sympathetic, there will always be someone who directs insensitive comments towards you, which leaves you feeling even more self-conscious about your weight.
You start to believe that everyone views you in a negative way just because of your size and it can make you somewhat reluctant to socialise and meet new people, in case you encounter bullying and taunts. Although you may laugh off nasty comments when they are delivered, the chances are you will store them up for some future time when you’re feeling blue and are in a somewhat masochistic frame of mind. You berate yourself for being fat and convince yourself that nothing will ever change.
However, if you are unhappy with the situation it is well within your power to change things. You don’t have to be a victim and let your weight ruin your life, which means you either have to set about losing weight, or ignore negative comments about your size and appreciate yourself for the person you are. Why should you lose weight just to please other people? Your main priority has to be doing what’s right for you and if you feel that losing weight will help, then this is obviously worth doing.
Losing weight won’t automatically solve all your problems, though, and so whatever size you are it helps to have a positive attitude. If you want to live life to the fullest you certainly shouldn’t let your weight get you down and exert a negative influence over you so that you avoid doing things just because your confidence has drained away as a result of being overweight.