Being morbidly obese for most of my adult life I rarely got compliments.
Unfortunately, I mostly got awkward stares and snickers.
But as I began losing weight and people began to notice I began to receive more and more compliments.
I felt awkward at first and then I began feeling self-conscious.
Which is weird when you really think about it. You would think I would feel proud and want to show off my accomplishments but it was the exact opposite.
It made me want to run and hide. I wanted to bury my head in the sand.
I thought as time passed it would get easier, but it didn’t.
This was another mental obstacle that I had to overcome!
I literally had to talk myself off the ledge each time I received a compliment. I had to tell myself that “It’s okay to receive a compliment. You’ve worked hard to get where you are. You’re doing amazing and people are recognizing your achievements.”
I still have trouble taking compliments. But I’m getting better each day. I’m getting comfortable in my new skin so it’s getting easier to hear.
I’m curious to know if I’m the only person who has dealt with this. If you have please let me know what you’ve done to get better at receiving compliments.
Remember the first step is trying and the next step is not giving up when things get hard!
Keep going! If no one else believes in you know that I do. You’ve got this!
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