If you don’t mind me asking, how do you feel about your feelings? You might think this is a strange question, and what does it have to do with trying to lose weight, anyway?
It goes without saying, don’t you think, that your feelings are heavily (pun intended) involved in losing weight. You can feel up. You can feel down. Be anxious. Be angry at yourself. Feel hopeless. And lots more.
Taking this feeling business one step further: how do you feel about your feelings? Being down. Being anxious. Being angry at yourself. Being hopeless? Can you accept these feelings? Can you live with them? Can you do something constructive with them? Or do you have to squelch them, ignore them, avoid them, or put them totally out of your mind?
Weight loss calls for frequent acceptance of a wide range of your feelings, some good, some bad. It requires learning from and moving on. Otherwise, you will find it difficult, perhaps even impossible to lose weight and keep the lost weight off.