"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about obesity. It was so freeing." -Member of MyObesityTeam
Living with a chronic condition can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know.
Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"? That is so true about obesity.
"I'm still a person worthy of love and acceptance." -Member of MyObesityTeam
An obesity diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about life with a chronic condition. Members on MyObesityTeam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to live with obesity.
Here are recent conversations from members of MyObesityTeam:
"My #1 life-changer was learning to talk or think ways about myself like a good buddy. We always have fun and say good things to others but often it is the opposite toward ourselves. This was a life changer for me. Be kind to you. No more bad talk or bad thoughts toward yourself."
What negative assumptions have you let go of about obesity? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on MyObesityTeam.com.