This blog used to be a weight loss-inspired blog and is now a mental health/recovery blog. I'll keep track of my feelings here regarding my relationship with food/body image/body positivity/recovery from EDNOS and anxiety.
I'm looking forward to learning new things about myself and working towards a brighter future inside my head, since everything else in my life is so beautiful.
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.
Man, sometimes you’re at your house, loving life, dancing to music, singing in the Spring sunshine, and everything seems so perfect. And then you check your emails, see a sale on shorts at AE, and go to see if they have pairs you’ll like.
I like these because the length is long enough to cover the stretch marks and cellulite on the backs of my legs. But I’m just devastated that I’m not going to look “correct” in them, like the way this model does.
I hate that my brain continues to jump to the conclusion that I am not good enough at the weight that I am at. This model is a 00/0/2, and I am a 10/12. Why should that matter? Why can’t I just see an article of clothing I want to buy?
Some days are easier than others, and some hours are easier than others. But I’m going to continue to focus on healthy eating, hydration, consistent activity, and not on weight loss.