Berating myself for overeating and for being overweight only served to lock my psyche into that behavior.
special…We all have a definition in our heads of what that means and when we don’t reach it, we feel like we have somehow failed.
…If being my best means that I am skinny, but my mind is constantly on my body and weight, how is that my best?
…emotions and feelings are very complex subjects, and trying to explain that fat is not a feeling just complicates things even more. Only by embracing my experience of feeling fat could I learn to recognize other emotions and get some meaning back into my life.
Instead of trying to change what you don’t like about yourself, like everything about yourself and change those things that don’t fit in with the person you want to be.
when you accept your inherent value…, becoming a better person is a natural and straightforward process.
…I saw my disordered eating through a different lens. I realized it was a normal response to the signals I give my body via thoughts about food restriction or permission, and that it is related to beliefs I hold about myself and my value. In recognizing this, I am able to stop having pity parties every time I do something I consider ‘bad.’