Hi all, Lucigret ...... I'm fine..... well.... after hovering for 4 😞 weeks I've lost this week ...... boy, there's something to be said for 'holding steady' isn't there ..... as disheartening as it is ... I haven't been on here much lately, but I've been thinking a lot ! Do you know I've nearly come to terms with the fact that at 51, and having 'issues' with food that require constant battling, I don't think I'm ever going to be 'slim' which is possibly what I was subconsciously after...... I believe I can be 'slimmer' and healthier but not, this idealised form that lurks somewhere in my mind..... it feels ok ( ish ) , though I'm still sort of coming to terms with it.... getting older I suppose is helping me be more 'accepting' in general ....... below is my little mantra.... Steve is taking it to work to laminate for me to keep in my bag..... it is powerful !
Kindness ( to self )
Loved family member. ****
Recognise and reward achievement !
*** Loved family member one is particularly powerful..... try, very hard, to imagine you are trying to support and encourage someone you love very much whether a member of your family or a close friend, that has exactly the same issues/problems with food/self loathing etc as you have..... would you be unkind, loathe them ??? No ! So why do it to yourself 🙁 Give it a try, try really hard each time you catch yourself being less than kind to yourself, switch it around and see what happens !