Lifestyle Month: on Body Image

I can relate such a lot to this brilliant post! I, too, was a chubby child, teenager and young adult. I managed to lose and regain this extra weight several times, but in my own eyes, I was never thin enough (even when I stopped menstruating).

It was only when I got big again that I could see what I had, and I would grieve every single time because I hadn`t appreciated it more. I promised myself that if I ever lost weight again I would believe the numbers (which we give so much importance to when we want them smaller!!) and enjoy my body. (Today, I`m actually convinced that that mindset of never being slim enough was part of my yoyo-dieting issue: Because I still saw myself as fat, I never stopped starving and, equally, had nothing to lose when I started binge eating again…)

Eventually, I managed to lose weight again, and I`ve kept it off for 6 years now. And I think that`s a lot about acceptance. I can now accept that I`m a good weight, and this motivates me to take care of it. Neither do I want to starve to lose more, so I no longer binge eat. I wish I had known this at 20, but I`m glad I`ve learnt it at all.

>> ” I do these things not because I hate my body and want to change it, but because I love it, and want to take care of it.”
– is just *beautiful* and *so right*!!! I think that`s the difference for me, too!

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5 thoughts on “Lifestyle Month: on Body Image

  1. piri37 says:

    Leider kann ich nicht kommentieren, da ich die englische Sprache nicht beherrsche und den Text nicht lesen kann. Ich habe nur die Bilder deuten können, und mir gedacht, dass du uns mitteilen willst, dass du schwanger bist. Sollte das so sein, dann HERZLICHE GLÜCKWÜNSCHE und alles erdenklich Gute wünscht dir
    Piri

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    • culbia says:

      Das Post ist nicht von mir, ich habe es nur weiter geleitet. Die Frau schrieb dass sie sich Jahre lang zu dick fuehlte, und erst nachdem sie es dann (in der Schwangerschaft) wirklich wurde hat sie eingesehen dass sie es gar nicht war.

      Ich hab geschrieben dass ich mich damit gut identifizieren kann – ich hab kein Baby, aber ich hab viele Jahre Jojodiaet gemacht.

      Sorry fuer die Fremdsprache, aber ich wollte gerne englisch bloggen und alles doppelt schreiben, da bin ich ganz ehrlich gesagt zu faul fuer…

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