A humorous and touching account for those losing or coping with excess weight. With her laugh-out-loud humor, Samantha Dee covers all subjects from beauticians to socks in this easy to read A to Z guide on weight loss, maintenance, and ways to nourish your self-esteem.
S is for… Self-Esteem
‘I am worth knowing.’
Self-esteem could be described as how you might see yourself: your evaluation of your own worth.
Whether you are overweight or not, external or internal events can have a detrimental effect on your self-esteem. At one point, I felt that I was so fat that I didn’t deserve to be ‘part of the world’, and just walking amongst people made me feel chronically ashamed of my appearance. I got over that with a lot of therapy.
Self-esteem is a part of everyone’s ‘makeup,’ as such, I don’t want to cover too much here – that would most likely require another book.
However, I will relay to you an intensely personal piece of work that I did during the time I was in therapy. I was asked to write things down that defined who I was and to do it quickly without thinking too much about it.
I did it, to such great affect that it moved my therapist to tears because the parts of my personality displayed by what I’d written were hidden by my lack of self-worth. I hope it instils in you some inspiration: