Conquering Perception

30 Aug

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


Stepping on the weight scales can be daunting. I can identify with the anxiety some feel after avoiding the dreaded scales for weeks on end. We step on and inwardly shudder whether it is a one pound gain or 5. How could this happen?


Source India Times Health Tips


Lately I have been on the downside of the scales and I have noticed something odd. A year ago, the digital numbers would have made me cringe in despair but since I am losing, I step off the scales with a smile of satisfaction. Mind you, it is the same weight that sent me into a faint a year ago.  But now, my clothes fit looser and I can imagine myself moving down a size.

I have decided the key to this oddity is my perception of how my clothes fit. You see, we have been in counseling and learning about how perception affects our mental narrative.  When my weight is going up, clothes remind me every day of my failure. BUT when my weight is going down, the loose fitting clothes confirm my success. My solution? In the future I will buy clothes at least one size larger. It’s all about perception!


Photo by Nicole Honeywill on Unsplash





I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

4 Responses to “Conquering Perception”

  1. Jennah V. September 4, 2018 at 8:22 am #

    Our perception of ourselves can be good or bad. Choosing the good perception is always so hard!


    • Onisha Ellis September 4, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

      It is hard! I tell myself that my outward appearance does not define who I am whether I am losing or gaining weight. Only Christ can define me and in His eyes, I am lovely and beloved. So are you!


  2. divoran09 August 30, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

    funny. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. itsrebekahlyn August 30, 2018 at 4:58 pm #

    Different perceptions are quite the challenge in prettt much every facet of life. Sometimes we have to chose the more positive perception and I am glad you have the chance to do that with the weight. I am convinced I am still a size 4. 😃😃😃

    Liked by 1 person

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