Fear of weight comments can pop up at the most inconvenient times.
You’re going to a party with friends you haven’t seen in a while and get bogged down in anxiety about what they’ll think.
You have a family event with that one person who ALWAYS makes a comment and you are dreading it like the plague.
You’re seeing people post pregnancy and can’t stop thinking that they’ll think you look terrible not having lost baby weight.
What will they think?
Will someone notice I’ve gained weight?
Will people judge me for this outfit that looks terrible?
I kind of just want to hide instead of seeing people who may comment on my body.
We can get mired down in fear and paralyzed in a negative mind spiral.
What to do?
How old do you have to be to stop worrying about weight, I know a lot of people far larger than me. I still try not to pot on too much weight, a friend of mine says she is losing weight then eats cakes and buys huge cobs from a shop. I still weigh myself, I lost 2st but put 1 back, I am trying to lose and not deny myself.
Hi Sandra–I don’t think you’re ever “too old” (or “too” anything) really to worry about weight. I’ve had people in their 80’s and people in their young 20’s. The process of sustainable weight loss is so very different from what we’ve learned in the diet world! It can take some time to re-learn how to be around food (because usually our rules from the diet world are very strict!). It sounds like you’re on the right path focusing on giving yourself permission 🙂