Friday, October 26, 2012
Here is a picture of me pre body love … and post. Today I have no problem with my full figure in the first shot…however the weight I was carrying wasn’t natural for me…it was the result of ignoring my bodies signs for “full.” In retrospect I realize I was fully loveable at in my more Rubenesque body, …I just didn’t realize it at the time because I was so influenced by societies limited perspective on beauty.
It was when I started to appreciate my body rather than judge it that some of the emotional appetites that were driving me to eat waaaaaaay more than I was truly hungry for started to disappear. That’s when I started moving towards my natural weight. Somehow I missed the link between judging my body and compulsive appetites. In retrospect it seems so obvious! Every time I judged my body, or myself for not being able to lose weight, I’d turn to food to make me feel better. It was the only way I knew how to take care of myself at the time. Now I know that developing a loving relationship with my body was key to my reaching my healthiest weight.
You might be thinking that loving your body sounds too corny, but the truth is, loving it should be the most natural thing in the world given that you are going to be living in it for the rest of your life! And knowing that hating it only leads to weight gain…go the loving route instead...only because it works!