The real problem is NOT food or your willpower
I remember taking “progress pictures” during my weight loss journey (aka disordered eating journey) and seeing my body looking leaner than it ever did.
My abs showed and my arms and legs looked shredded.
I felt like I could never reach my “goal” even after I had lost 70 lbs and I was looking lean and healthy. I STILL hated my body. My thoughts were if the scale didn’t show that ideal number, than I was still a failure.
This was my inner dialogue: “If I could just stop being hungry all the time and exercise even more, I would finally reach your goal weight and be happy with my body!”
I wish I could go back in time and yell:
IT WAS NEVER ABOUT THE FOOD GIRL!
I always assumed that my “lack of willpower” was the problem.
I assumed that my “not-skinny-enough” body was the problem
I’d think that if I had more willpower to restrict food, my life would be perfect ?
…The truth is that “willpower” was never the issue, just like food was never the issue.
The issue was actually the fact that I was attaching my happiness and self-worth to a lean body.
It was never about the food.
It was about my lack of self-worth and my habit of seeking validation from other people.
Understanding that I am worthy simply because I am a human being took me many years to figure out.
I can’t wait to see you there!