Is your body in pain? Have you suffered an injury or an illness? Do you have chronic fatigue? Are you stiff, sore, or inflamed?
Do you connect with that or do you just set it aside - take a couple of ibuprofen and push through? Are you full of such self-loathing that you can not even comprehend what has become of you?
In some ways, I think people with weight problems become very good at disconnecting their brains from their bodies. It's uncomfortable to be fat, it's hard to move around, it makes your knees and your feet hurt - to get through life the mind most assuredly disconnects.
When we stop listening to our bodies and live a life disconnected from them, the ramifications are far-reaching. We live a half-life, a life of condemnation and denial of reality.
We see pictures of ourselves and do not recognize the person in the picture. That can work both ways, when you are fat or when you are thin. Overweight people tend to have an extremely distorted view of what they actually look like and I think that may be in part because of the tendency to live outside of their own bodies, to be disconnected in a very unhealthy way.
We have to face the hard facts and we have to begin living inside our own bodies. Everybody is different and perhaps I am not on to a thing here but perhaps somebody other than me can recognize the need to get back in touch and reconnect mind and body as we proceed forward.