Commenting on someone’s weight loss (aside from reinforcing the false ideal that fat=bad and thin =good) might be complimenting someone with cancer, an eating disorder, depression, food insecurity, substance abuse, and a whole lot of other conditions.
Get the weight you were in high school or before kids or before major life changes out of your head. We’re meant to grow and change as we go through the seasons of our lives. It may require you to grieve the loss of your former body or your former weight, and that’s okay.
Diet culture teaches us that we are worthy of love, fun, happiness, and life only when we are at a certain weight. When we are not there, it tells us, we must constantly strive to get to a lower weight. The truth is, your weight does not equal […]
Common scenario: you’re getting ready for the day and you’ve got a cute top on, but when you go to slip on your pants, you can barely button them up. They may be cutting into your waist, unable to close, and just plain too tight. Regardless of where you are with your body image, this moment of being too expansive for your clothing can set off internal panic. You wonder what happened between this moment and the last time you wore these pants? Did you expand that much in one week? Why do you still even care about these things? One simple trigger has the potential to ruin your whole day if you let it.
When you gain or lose weight, you don’t also magically become the person you always wanted to be. It’s just weight. If you’re expecting to feel better about yourself, you’re going to need to work on the way you see yourself, not just the way others see you.
There is so much more to life than losing and gaining the same few pounds over and over. Your life is more than dieting, excessive exercise, and deprivation. Choose to find your real purpose.