Even though I write a blog entitled THRIVE ANY WEIGHT and I coach others to live a life they love in spite of what size they are, that doesn’t mean I don’t occasionally yearn to have a better body for an upcoming event. There are so many levels to wanting to lose weight before a making some sort of a public appearance, whether it be a wedding, reunion, celebration, public speaking event. I know many go through this and I guess I wondered if our thought process was similar. Add any of your additions below and let’s see who relates. Thanks
So this is my thought process.
- I hear about the event and commit to going
- Somewhere a long the line I decide I want to look better for it
- I envision a new outfit and being complimented for the way I look
- I imagine being the belle of the ball
- I think about doing something everyday but the more I do, the less successful I am
- I begin to get frantic as the time gets closer
- I start to renegotiate my options – (maybe I can lose 10 pounds if I start today)
- As the day gets closer I beat myself up a bit for not taking action
- I consider not going
- I throw in the towel and say, Oh well, I will just look frumpy one more time.
- I dread the event getting closer
- I scrounge to find something tolerable to wear
- I go feeling ‘less than’
- I have no more than an ‘OK’ time
- I can’t wait to go home
- I vow never to do this again
I am not sure if I can promise not to have this debilitating scenario happen again. What I can promise is this. I will implement the following into the process.
My New Process:
- I will look forward to a fun event
- I will look as wonderful as possible
- I will sit up straight, smile and be noticed
- I will be a shining star
- I will be social and dance and feel alive
- I will appreciate who I am and all of my magnificence
- I will feel the energy of the day and my entitlement to be there just the way I am
- I will have the best time
- I will accept more invitations to do the same
Enjoy your life, no matter what your size. You are much more than your weight.