Learning to Reframe
"I think I've had body issues for as long as I can remember, and I think this will constantly be a battle for me. As I've gotten older, I've learned from all the beautiful body positive information out there that it's more a battle of the mind then of the body.
I have starved my self to be so thin, and used food as comfort to the point that I've had plenty of fat around my body. There is a moment I always remember, when I was at my smallest - I was super unhealthy - and I thought, 'I'm not any happier than I was at my largest'. Either way, I saw problems. I told myself I would remember this for when I weighed more, and use it as comfort. Looking back, I'm not sure that this was a way to comfort myself, rather to say 'you are always going to be unhappy'.
I am learning to reframe my idea of what 'good' looks like, and fight more with my thoughts than my body."