Talking about food, eating, body image, and weight
"Most days" is even more than 3 times a week. I do not need that kind of commitment on top of all the other crap I have on my plate right now. Also, finding exercise that feels good/is fun is like finding a watermelon that tastes like curry. I have tried many watermelons but none of them did.
Ditch the diet should be on the top of anyone's list. Diets don't work, changing the mind does. I too thought that Bulimia, over-exercising, orthorexia was the answer to my body shape and how I thought and felt about myself. If I was only this weight or if I only looked like that, but guess what: " It is NEVER good enough for the Eating Disorder". Now having been sober in my insane eating practices, I realize that my body knows way better what I need to look like!!New Year's resolution, I am not in favour of them............... they can set me up for failure. It is a promise and to me "a promise is borrowing from the future". One thing that I've learned since I found recovery in my ED is that nurturing and connecting with my soul is the key. When I nurture my soul, exercise come from a place of love for myself and my body. Diet isn't in my vocabulary, I feel compassion towards people in all shapes, sizes and weights, the self-love comes natural and without death their is no life.I realize it sounds simple when it is written on paper. I know how hard it is to be gentle with myself. It takes work......everyday. Work that my ED resists, but my soul so craves. But guess what, it takes the same amount ( or even more) of work to beat myself up, to not eat, to overeat, to have to go for another run, to get rid of the food I just ate etc. etc. as to love myself, to nurture myself, to be loving an kind to ME.............
I love this list. The idea of not having that strict new years resolution of losing "10 lbs" makes the resolution a lot less daunting.also ive started a New Years Resolution for my own, helping to spead awareness of ED and to promote a healthy body image. i would love if you could follow me on my blog "Through Thick and Thin"http://throughthickandthined.blogspot.com/thanks so much! btw, i just started reading your new book when I found you on this blog, so far its great!
It's uncommon to see resolutions that aren't about loosing weight but I'm glad there are some that don't revolve around that. I have an ED so I made a resolution not to loose weight this year. Hope everyone has a wonderful new year.
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