"I'm gained too much self-love and self-respect over time to want to hurt myself in the name of losing weight. "
That is absolutely how I feel about this now. If I can't lose weight in a healthy, happy way I'm done.
Part of my shift in thinking has also been finding clothes that fit the body I have now as well as adding more color to my wardrobe. For a long time I tried to wear clothes that I thought would disguise my body in mostly dark or neutral colors and they didn't make me feel any joy wearing them. I wasn't thinking about any of my features actually being attractive.
I try to remember that my weight does not define who I am. I have a lot to appreciate and be happy about. I am strong and capable of so many things as I am right now.
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I found the same thing after starting to recover from my eating disorder. I gained a lot more weight than was healthy in getting better and have wanted since to take some of it off. I just can't get into the restrictive mentality either. Partly because I know where it can lead for me (this is actually how my eating disorder started, an overly restrictive diet) and partly because I'm gained too much self-love and self-respect over time to want to hurt myself in the name of losing weight.
I don't do much with anything that looks restrictive food wise (I have added some more nutritious foods though) but I am trying to get into regular exercise. I'm looking at 50-60 minutes five days a week.
"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."
Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.
I'm 38 years old. I've been married to my dh almost 13 years and have a 12 year old dd. The 3 of us share our home with 2 dogs and 3 cats. I homeschool dd and love to read and cook.
I gained weight after dd's birth and have tried lots of different things but never very successfully. I went through a period of intense self hatred because of my weight.For about a year I gave up weighing myself and just tried to accept myself and find things to like. I feel like I can't get into a restrictive weight loss mentality again and be a healthy person. I feel like I'm pretty positive about myself currently and don't obsess over numbers on the scale.
I think my diet is pretty decent these days. We cut out a lot of processed foods and don't eat out much. We try to have meatless meals several nights each week. I never really crave sweets but we limit those in our house anyway for dd who is a sugar fiend.
One of my biggest challenges has always been developing a habit of consistent exercise. Last month I started exercising every day for 1 hour. I feel good about sticking with it.
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