Tag: physical

Thinking Your Way to a Better Body Image

by on Dec.13, 2010, under Weight Loss

Now that Mary has lost 10 pounds and weighs in at 155, her friends, family, and coworkers often tell her how great she looks. Yet when Mary looks in the mirror, she thinks, “I’m disgusting.” She immediately zeros in on what the kids at school called “thunder thighs.” Although stepping on the scale four or five times a day confirms her weight loss, Mary still sees the image of a “fat person.” Mary tries on several outfits that she bought one size too small to help herself get motivated for weight loss, but settles on her usual oversized sweater and black stretch pants. Mary wonders if the weight management program is working at all. She decides that she might as well skip breakfast so she can fit into those new clothes sooner.

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