Here's another question (I seem to be in with the questions today!):
Are you happy enough with the way you look right now? If you've lost weight, were you happy with the way you looked when you were at your biggest?
I ask because there seems to be this perception that overweight people must be unhappy with the way they look. They don't have a choice, and secretly they want to be thin. They're ugly.
Well, I for one am not ugly. Ok, you'll be hard pressed to get that out of me some days, I do have low self-esteem, but I'm still gonna have bad days if/when I am thin. Honestly, I like the way I look. I am happy with my look.
Now, that's not to say there's nothing I would change if I had the chance. I mean, I think I have a big nose, and I get a lot of pimples, and I don't tan well. But that doesn't mean I'm gonna get a nose job, wear a centimetre of makeup every day, and spend time in a solarium. I would look better thinner, but I look good anyway.
Of course, I am trying to loose weight. And although I look forward to looking different, that's not the major motivator for me. For me thin means I'm more likely to get cast, since acting roles for fat people are limited. It's about being able to shop for clothes more easily, and borrowing clothes off my friends. It's about being able to be as flexible as I can be, rather than hitting a fat-block. But it's not that much about looking 'better'. I like the way I look right now.
What about you? Is your weightloss effort cosmetically motivated? Do you look in the mirror and want to hide? Or are you happy with being a fat person, and want to loose weight for other reasons? It's okay to say it's cosmetic, too! Don't feel 'shallow' or anything, that's the world we live in! I just started thinking about iot and wanted to know.