Editor's note: The importance of being comfortable with one's weight is often overlooked. When it comes to weight, many are goal focused to one target number - sometimes to a detrimental point. It's so important to be comfortable (note: comfortable, NOT complacent) with your weight. Don't postpone your happiness to another date when you reach your target weight. Be happy with who and what you are today while still striving to be better ladies! Thank you@qiqiaqilah365 for this article.
Ideal weight. How do you really define your ideal weight? What does it really take to reach your ideal weight. And lastly, how does it feels once you're at your ideal weight?
These are questions I once struggled with. I'm not a personal trainer. Nor a health advisor. Just a 25 y/o lady, struggling to obtain my 'ideal weight'. I've been at 70kg at my heaviest and 60kg at my lowest and I'm not even 1.6m tall.
I was one of those who never took others words lightly. People said I was fat and I believed them...and it affected me.
I sought help. I exercised. I ate less. I controlled my diet. And then I lost weight - kg after kg - the self conquered feeling was indescribable.
But that was temporary. I gained weight again soon after. The feeling was different though this time. Like a person making informed decision, I no longer have that horrid feeling I once felt. People still speak about my body. But this time around, their words passed me by. It feels like....the wind.
That was the moment I realized, that this is my ideal weight. My ideal weight is not fixed to one number, it will fluctuate from time to time but more importantly, my ideal weight would not affect my state of happiness. The weight that is not consumed by what others say. The 'weight' of my body that I comfortably carry to present myself, to stand up for myself.
People still talk and sometimes they make sensitive remarks. I learned to take the positivity even in negative remarks. Sometimes I reply to them jokingly too.
Well, people will still speak. Let the empty tin make its noise. :)