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

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator

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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henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress

Beautiful lucigret

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to henderslh

I wish I could take the credit for it 😊

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to lucigret

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

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to henderslh

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

henderslh
henderslhWork in Progress
in reply to lucigret

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

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to henderslh

Me too 😊

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

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

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to BridgeGirl

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. 😊

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to lucigret

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 :(

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to BridgeGirl

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.

George56
George56Super Trier

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 ☺️😘

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to George56

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

George56
George56Super Trier
in reply to lucigret

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

Have a nice day. G

Love.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Fatgirlslim19

And I hope you take it on board 😊

Fatgirlslim19
Fatgirlslim191 stone
in reply to lucigret

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

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Fatgirlslim19

What a great idea🌸😊

Fatgirlslim19
Fatgirlslim191 stone
in reply to lucigret

I think the boys will like it too

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Fatgirlslim19

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

Fatgirlslim19
Fatgirlslim191 stone
in reply to lucigret

Absolutely!

gman1961
gman1961Host
in reply to lucigret

Im always body concious .

Gary

Fatgirlslim19
Fatgirlslim191 stone
in reply to gman1961

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

gman1961
gman1961Host
in reply to Fatgirlslim19

Don't like looking in the mirror,

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

Gary

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Fatgirlslim19

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

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to Fatgirlslim19

And change your username? :)

Fatgirlslim19
Fatgirlslim191 stone
in reply to BridgeGirl

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

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to Fatgirlslim19

Good plan :)

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Beautiful 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to IndigoBlue61

😊

Dietwoman
DietwomanHealthy BMI

Love it 😊

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

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Dietwoman

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

Hope you have a wonderful holiday😊

So true ,the last two lines mean so much.

Gary

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to gman1961

Glad you liked it Gary 😊

gman1961
gman1961Host
in reply to lucigret

Live a good poem as you know .

Gary

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to gman1961

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

gman1961
gman1961Host
in reply to lucigret

Will do.

Gary

san_ray70
san_ray70Maintainer

thats so lovely.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to san_ray70

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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