Because of pride.
I wrote what I was thinking about at the time, but after just reading a fantastic post by Marion at Affection for Fitness, I think I'd be embarrassed to go back and re-read them now. In fact, I just noticed one of my tags says "victim mentality". Aargh... I am NOT going to go back and re-read them!
It all started with a comment Marion wrote on another of her posts. I asked her about it, since I didn't really understand her thinking.
That comment was:
"Overeating is a clear sign
of acting victimized."
Which, of course, made my pride bristle, since I never thought of myself as a victim! But I really DO want to be teachable, so asked her to explain. And Marion, being the caring person she is, DID!
I'm not going to recap her whole post here. It was just too good, and would not do it justice. But I will give you the main topics:
- What is a victim?
- Do you think you are a victim?
- Are you BEHAVING like a victim, even when you don't THINK you are one?
- The negatives to living with a victim mentality
- How NOT to think like a victim
- The ultimate benefits of ditching the victim mentality
ha... even my bullet points kinda fall short.
Really, truly, honestly... if you are at all still struggling to get this weight thing totally figured out, please consider budgeting the time to go and read Marions post. I most definitely think it could be a huge piece of the puzzle for many of us.
There is gold there!!