Is this something you’ve said or thought? Well, you’re not
alone. Lots and lots of women are dissatisfied with their bodies. Some are
dissatisfied with specific parts of their bodies and others are dissatisfied with
their body weight.
What have you done about not standing your body? Have you
camouflaged what you can’t stand about your body? Did you change your posture
or body movements so what you can’t stand won’t be so noticeable? Have you
avoided looking at your body whenever you could? Have you been embarrassed in
social situations? Has disliking your body given you the motivation to try to
lose some weight? Have you noticed that your dissatisfaction with your body
affects what you think of yourself too?
Loss of self-esteem, self-consciousness, shaky confidence,
downright shame, and other self-limiting feelings can result from not liking
your body. These kinds of feelings can interfere with your motivation to do
something about your body image. They can even lessen your resolve to lose your
unwanted weight because they’ve made you feel no good about yourself.
It can be quite a tangle this “I can’t stand my body” thing.