Thursday, October 30, 2008

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.

Still.

I feel pretty, I feel pretty, I feel...
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