FEELING PRETTY: LOSING WEIGHT, SKEWED PERCEPTIONS AND SELF ESTEEM
One of the interesting things about losing weight is you feel thin at a weight you would have felt fat at 10 years ago. I have lost a lot of weight and feel great. I have never been a shrinking violet (pause for laughter), but I have even more self esteem seeing the outside of myself get smaller.
When I was 30 or 40, I would have shuddered to be at this weight, but now I am happy. I go around singing "I Feel Pretty". I think, I'm as pretty as Obama.
Self esteem is not measured in reality, but in perception. Perception is unreliable, as it is affected by desire, emotion and need.
I feel pretty, I feel pretty, I feel...