YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR WEIGHT. A poem dedi... - Weight Loss NHS

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YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR WEIGHT. A poem dedicated to everybody who thinks they are defined by size or shape

Not - by Erin Hanson

You are not your age,

Nor the size of clothes you wear,

You are not a weight,

Or the colour of your hair.

You are not your name,

Or the dimples in your cheeks,

You are all the books you read,

And all the words you speak,

You are your croaky morning voice,

And the smiles you try to hide,

You’re the sweetness in your laughter,

And every tear you’ve cried,

You’re the songs you sing so loudly,

When you know you’re all alone,

You’re the places that you’ve been to,

And the one that you call home,

You’re the things that you believe in,

And the people that you love,

You’re the photos in your bedroom,

And the future you dream of,

You’re made of so much beauty,

But it seems that you forgot,

When you decided that you were defined,

By all of the things you’re not.

Please remember to be kind to yourself, respect yourself - as you would others 😊

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Beautiful lucigret

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I wish I could take the credit for it 😊

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You have brought it to all our attention which is pretty special if you ask me xx

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Well, that’s because the forum and the people here are special to me 😁

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So very true , I feel I have make some real friends on here xxxx

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Me too 😊

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Such a positive message, lucigret. All those ways we describe and define ourselves, and limit ourselves by :)

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I suppose it’s a natural thing to do. Many of us lose confidence when we are over weight or feel we don’t fit in. We are rude and unkind to ourselves and then wonder why others treat us in a similar fashion. We wouldn’t call others in the street by the names we use for ourselves.

By respecting yourself, you give yourself power and with that comes strength and confidence. You present your self differently to the world and suddenly your goals seem more achievable. 😊

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And it becomes overwhelming, and all we can see about ourselves. That's what I think when I see people who choose usernames that define them by their negative view of themselves :(

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Yes I agree. I find it very hard to call some people by their chosen name. I just feel as though I am insulting them. A positive name is so important.

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Hi, Lucigret how's your day going?

I'm hoping to get back on the group forum.

Well done for the achievement of being a Administrator, you are all first class.

I'm a bit out of breath, and I have a appointment in August for this, ECG.

Thanks again for all the support on group forum.

Kindest regards George ☺️😘

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Hi George, I will reply to the message you sent me later. Busy day today, it’s nice to see you here 😊

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Please take your time, I'm in no hurry.

Have a nice day. G

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Love.

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And I hope you take it on board 😊

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I think I'm going to type it out and put it on the cupboard door x

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What a great idea🌸😊

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I think the boys will like it too

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I think men can feel just as body conscious as women and this poem is appropriate for both sexes😊

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Absolutely!

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Im always body concious .

Gary

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Is it a negative though? I think it could be a good thing - we're more aware and therefore make good choices.

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Don't like looking in the mirror,

Only just managed to wear t shirts out side the house .

Gary

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It’s positive if it motivates you, but negative if it makes you feel down and miserable or worse still, makes you hate yourself.

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And change your username? :)

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I've decided once I've lost my first stone I'll change it ☺️

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Good plan :)

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Beautiful 😊

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😊

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Love it 😊

On holiday at moment brought a huge smile to my face thank you

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It was worth posting if it brought a smile to your face 😄.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday😊

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So true ,the last two lines mean so much.

Gary

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Glad you liked it Gary 😊

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Live a good poem as you know .

Gary

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Watch out for a new Snapchat coming soon, you should enjoy it and can even get creative 😊

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Will do.

Gary

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thats so lovely.

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Hello san_ray, I see you are new to the forum, how lovely to see you here. I’m pleased that you like the poem 😊

How are you getting on? Have you found any activities to get involved with here? We have so much going on.

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