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The Biggest Loser : Why lose Weight?

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#1

Why Lose Weight? To Look Great
Appearances aren't everything, but they are motivating!
"I want to look at myself in the mirror and like what I see," Dave Fioravanti (season 1) told us.
Every year, millions of us embark on diets to improve our appearance.
Generally, losing weight does make you feel more satisfied with your physical appearance. Even so, The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper cautioned: "The main thing is to make peace with your body now, before you try to change it. Accept where you are at the moment. Okay, you're overweight. But how great that you've decided to do something about it!"
Even if you're overweight now, you can make yourself more attractive by wearing different clothes, using makeup, having a makeover, or changing your hairstyle. Don't wait until you reach your goal weight to buy new clothes. Buy them over the course of losing weight. This is good for your morale and motivation and will invite compliments from other people.
The point is to start feeling attractive now, and not to make attractiveness contingent upon having a slimmer body at some point in the future.
 
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Happe

escaping the fat
#2
I can buy into that. Just wearing my new tescos bits i bought a couple of weeks ago makes me feel smarter and better about myself. Although its tempting not to buy until more weight has come of, it feels scruffy to be at work with baggy clothes. Even started putting a bit of eyeliner and lippy on.
 

Karen

Serial Foodie!
#3
so wise for one so young DQ.

i was once told that u need to learn to love ur body. pamper it and treat it to luxury creams and stuff as this helps you to learn to appriciate and care about it. even if its just salon waxing and nice body shop stuff...it all eventually leads to u accepting and loving your body.

by owning only small mirrors and stuff like that, u r convincing your mind that ur body is unworthy and somehow detached from u as a person.

since following this advice, i have learned to accept my body even though i think it looks awful. i can accept that its the only one i have and that i can work on my body to make it one i really love completely.

all the luxury bubble baths helps with keeping away from food when SSing as well...double bonus :D
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#4
all the luxury bubble baths helps with keeping away from food when SSing as well...double bonus :D

You and me both honey - something about pampering the bod makes it feel more 'loved' ;)
 

EmMUK

Trying Hard!
#5
wow that's so true about the clothes. I bought a pair of combats this weekend and they are 2 sizes smaller than I was last month. I felt really silly buying them only to outgrow them (in the right way) in another month but today wearing them I feel great!
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#7
Just bouncing this back up - for some reason I decided to re-visit it this evening and it made me nod in agreement yet again! :cool:
 

Chitty

Silver Member
#8
Just bouncing this back up - for some reason I decided to re-visit it this evening and it made me nod in agreement yet again! :cool:
It is a good post and very true, but for me personally I find it hard to do that. Silly thing is I am 10stone 7lb, or was when I weighed on Sat.. lol.. have eaten since.... Hmmm
Well I was 9st 13lb before my hols and since putting on the 7lb I feel fat and frumpy again. I know this is silly as I compare myself to much bigger ladies and having been a much bigger lady I know what this feels like.
It is all in the mind, when I first got down to 12 stone I felt like a feather, now feel bigger than I did then and my body / weight really does get to me, right or wrong I can only love my body when I have flat tummy, small bum, etc etc etc..... I wish I could love it now, but I just find it impossible........... Sorry had the thread a sad one and it is a brill thread very positive, I just wanted to say how hard I find it to love myself the way I am... because I simply dont and I don't think I will until I'm a size 8, size does matter to me.
This doesn't mean I don't think other people look great who are over weight as I often look at people who's perfect BMI is a bit less (or a lot less), than there recommened, and think how stunning/beautiful they are... but me.... nope can't see it. When I am slim, boy do I feel good..........
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#9

The point is to start feeling attractive now, and not to make attractiveness contingent upon having a slimmer body at some point in the future.
It is a good post and very true, but for me personally I find it hard to do that. Silly thing is I am 10stone 7lb, or was when I weighed on Sat.. lol.. have eaten since.... Hmmm
Well I was 9st 13lb before my hols and since putting on the 7lb I feel fat and frumpy again. I know this is silly as I compare myself to much bigger ladies and having been a much bigger lady I know what this feels like.
It is all in the mind, when I first got down to 12 stone I felt like a feather, now feel bigger than I did then and my body / weight really does get to me, right or wrong I can only love my body when I have flat tummy, small bum, etc etc etc..... I wish I could love it now, but I just find it impossible........... Sorry had the thread a sad one and it is a brill thread very positive, I just wanted to say how hard I find it to love myself the way I am... because I simply dont and I don't think I will until I'm a size 8, size does matter to me.
This doesn't mean I don't think other people look great who are over weight as I often look at people who's perfect BMI is a bit less (or a lot less), than there recommened, and think how stunning/beautiful they are... but me.... nope can't see it. When I am slim, boy do I feel good..........
But I think that's the whole point - you need to learn to like yourself wherever you are because you are never going to remain at the same place on the scales - it's is always going to be changing. You need to love yourself from the inside out..
 
#10
I understand what you are saying, but I just can't love myself the way I am. I know I am silly and I watch people so happy with the way they are and I know that in real life I am no bigger, smaller in some cases, but in my head all I see in the mirror is the hippy bits, the wobbles and the bits what move and shouldn't .. lol..

Ok will promise to try, but I know I won't be happy until I'm ranging 8stone 7lb to 9stone 7lb, instead of 10-11 stone......

One day I may get the whole love yourself thing, but right now try as I might I just don't get it.
 


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