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Weight Loss Hang-ups

by Anonymous

Photo Credit: size8jeans

Photo Credit: size8jeans

I just survived a divorce which began when I was 3 months pregnant. Now, about a year and a half later, I find myself about 40 pounds too heavy with post-baby weight, and want to get in shape again.



I find, however, when I think about losing weight, part of me balks. I met my ex-husband when I was 125 lbs and 5'10". He turned out to be attracted to me primarily for my looks and gradually became more abusive as time progressed.

I think underneath my desire to lose weight is a fear that if I become attractive again, I'll only attract the same kind of superficial man. Plus, I feel that there is no point in going through all the effort to be pretty.

Any advice as to how to get over this?

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On This Day in Psychology Amazon Alexa