First, thank you to Evaleen Ziemba, NGH, of Dragonfly Hypnosis, for forwarding this article to me.
In this article HuffPost readers share their own weight loss journeys for the "I Lost Weight" series.
"Let their wisdom (and amazing before and after pictures) help you change your mind about weight loss because losing weight is a 'massive mental challenge that requires stamina, rational thought and emotional support.' In other words, it is often a mind makeover first and foremost."
6. Quit Your Magical Thinking
"Sometimes desperation can lead people to try some pretty crazy quick fixes. Andy Kern, 59, admits that he tried everything from 'injections of pregnant women's urine to vitamin B12 shots to lose weight from his 466-pound frame.'"
5. Find New Friends
"For Robyn Spurr, going from 190 pounds to 133 was a years-long struggle to 'unwind the negative behaviors and thinking.' It took an 'army' to help her get there, she says, including a therapist, personal trainer and a life coach. But in addition to those professionals she hired, Spurr writes that she also 'surrounded myself with people who were kind, supportive and inspiring.'"
4. Overcome Your Anxiety
"Being overweight can fill you with a million different reasons to hide from the world, but these people found out that in order to shed the weight, they had to shed their fears first."
3. Realize That Self-Care Will Empower You To Help Others More
"Sometimes people who prioritize others' needs before their own get so worn down that they end up helping no one. But if you put your health first, there is no telling what you can accomplish for your loved ones."
2. Get To The Root Of It
"Like other addictions, food can sometimes be a way to temporarily soothe the pain of a past trauma." Thus, "acknowledging a deeper problem may help you break the hold that food has over you."
1. Love (Yourself) Unconditionally
"When you are overweight or obese, you may not think you deserve love and attention. But that is the point of unconditional love; it is not something you can earn. Instead, it is given away freely. And when you decide to give it to yourself by exercising and eating well, amazing things can happen."
So whose weight loss journey do you find most inspiring? And why?
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