Changing Self Perceptions

copyright Karen Ulvestad

The biggest hurdle to weight loss is our own perceptions of ourselves. We look into the mirror everyday, and what we see becomes our map for what we “look” like. We accept that the extra rolls of fat are who we are. There is a profound change in our perceptions when we chose the path of losing the extra weight.

For whatever reason, we may find comfort in the extra weight. We take up a larger space in the world, even though our self esteem is bruised and battered from the challenges the extra weight causes in our lives. Our unconscious thoughts are powerful in our lives. Being leaner and healthier is a challenge, and brings changes in every aspect of our lives.

Changing our self-perceptions is the first step to successfully losing weight, and keeping it off. We need to find a new comfort zone, when we lose a large amount of body mass. We suddenly are noticed by other people, because we have made positive changes in our lives. Our relationships with life will change. This could include food, attitude, and people. . .

Challenge to Those Who Accept. . .Take a good look at yourself in the mirror, and think about what you would miss if you lost weight. 

To Wellness for All. . .Karen

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I am a published professional artist/photographer and writer. I received my Bachlors of Art degree from the University of Washington in English Composition. My background in Art and Photography stems from my youth, and various intensive workshops through the years.

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