Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I can be incredibly hard on myself, especially when it comes to my body image and losing weight. I realize that this attitude isn't fair. I work very hard in everything that I do, because I truly care. I really care about my body, and I want to care for it in the right ways. I work hard to do this, but I know that I over indulge sometimes. It happens.
When I get really stressed or negative, my first inclination is to turn to food for comfort. In fact, I did that just this weekend. These overeating "sessions" don't happen as frequently as it used to, but they still occur from time to time. And getting upset with myself or feeling guilty doesn't help things. It just promotes the cycle of overeating, feeling guilty, punishing myself, feeling hurt, and overeating again. It isn't caring behavior. I would never do this to someone that I really love, like my husband, friends, family. So, why should I do it to myself? I should love myself, not abuse myself.
I am, after all, the only me that I have.