Lesson #4: BE VULNERABLE: Loose the bubble wrap
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Yesterday in my blog entry Lesson #3: DOUBLE IS TROUBLE: A tribute to my chin, I brazenly posted a couple pictures of my arch nemesis, my double chin. It is the true reason I am unhappy with my weight, which is odd because even though my weight registers at the Morbidly Obese scale, I do not carry all my weight in my chin. But, as I stated yesterday. I would keep all the weight on my body if I could get rid of that little wobble under my chin.
This is me being vulnerable. I recently watched a great TED video that was recommended by Oprah (she and her staff really do know how to select great stuff). I was inspired by Brene Brown's talk on vulnerability. I highly recommend watching it. It can be found here:
I plan to read her book as well, this summer and I assume I will have to post a book review on this site.
ON VULNERABILITY AND ME:
I really think the my entire weight problem stems from the fact that I have been so protective of my sensitive self that I wrap myself in fat to protect myself. I have never been thin, even as a child, and I can't even imagine what it would be like to be thin. I long ago (like, in Grade 3), gave up believing that I ever could be thin and began to wrap myself in a protective coating of bubble wrap which manifests itself as FAT.
I truly believe that I wear my weight like a shield, a physical armor from the world.
If I loose weight will I get hurt because I have to experience the world more fully? Probably so.
Is it worth it?
Probably so. We'll see.
LOOSE THE BUBBLE WRAP PEOPLE. JUST LOOSE IT.