Writing 101 for today says: Earlier in the course, you wrote about losing something called, “The New Me-Part One.” Today, write about finding something. For your twist, view day four’s post and today’s post as installments in a series.
Losing all that weight in 2012 gave me a new confidence I had not possessed in many years. There is a saying that is used extensively in Weight Watchers, “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!” This has become my mantra. Now when I am tempted to eat things that I know will cause me to gain weight, I simply close my eyes and say my little mantra quietly to myself. Most times it does the trick; that, and a glass of water.
Finding this new confidence created an awareness in me to re-evaluate myself as a person. Not superficially mind you. No, I wanted to look at myself in a deeper meaningful way. I wanted a redesign of my thoughts.
I remembered taking the Myers Briggs Personality Quiz back when I was working for an accounting firm doing tax work. We were all mostly introverted types and you would have thought we would have gotten along great, which was not necessarily the case. The test actually helped us learn to communicate better with other and to understand why we are the way we are. It put the pieces back into place for me.
Most people are not sure what makes up their personality and it remains a mystery to them. I wanted to find out more about myself, as I felt it would help me with my issues of overeating. Myers Briggs testing would be just the thing for me to take another look at who I had become.
At Human Metrics.com you can take the Myers Briggs test. It will score you based on your answers. Celebrity Types.com is another site where you can take the test. All of us will fall into four of the categories below:
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For example, I am an INFJ: Introverted, Intuitive, Feeler, Judger shown below:
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I found out that I had a tendency to take on too much responsibility which led to me having stressful feelings, which then led to me self medicating with food. I had to learn to let some things go and relax more. Once I did that, the weight flew off!
This is one of the reasons that I decided to retire early. My husband and I were financially stable so, it seemed the right thing to do. Of course this led to me finding this wonderful community on WordPress that encourages writers to be themselves.
Guess what career I should be in as an INFJ? WRITER!
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Go ahead, take the quiz and see if the Myers Briggs test can help you discover more about yourself! Good luck to you all!
Thanks for the wonderful visit and for sharing my weight loss journey with me,