I've been reading the book, "I'm Not the New Me." There was a quote from the book that really resonated with me:
"I've always felt one of the worst things a person could think about me was that
I couldn't prevail over my own body, that in addition to my fat I had some
poverty of self-worth; I hate the thought that I'm just some kind of Russian
nesting doll with the big outside and inevitably, rattling around under all the
layers, a crude little peg with a face is the truth of me."
I've prevailed over my old body physically, but working on the "poverty of self-worth," is certainly a work in progress.