Not about the weight

10:27:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

A year ago today, I was 5kg heavier, sad, stuck. It was never about the weight. When it was about the weight, I found I was actually gaining more weight when I stressed about it.

The shift in focus this year was to do with doing more of the stuff that matters to me. Spending time with friends, doing exercise that I enjoyed, doing work that I love, serving God joyfully, eating the foods that I wanted with enjoyment, mindfully.

And as I begun to do more of the stuff that mattered to me, the more I was living in accordance with the ways I teach my clients, the easier it became. And, a side effect was that I did indeed lose weight. I am finally back to pre-phd weight, and with an extra kilo weight loss, I would be at a weight my GP would be happy with.

This wisdom doesn't come from the ACT framework alone; valued actions. You know, the bible had it in black and white long again. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be given as well.

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