"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.
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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
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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