Learning to Reframe

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."

ESPAÑOL:

"Pienso que he tenido problemas con mi apariencia desde que tengo memoria, pienso que esto siempre será una batalla constante. A medida que crezco, he aprendido que de toda la información positiva acerca de cuerpos bellos la lucha en realidad se da en la mente, no en el cuerpo.

Me he privado de la comida hasta ser muy delgada, y use la comida como consuelo al punto que he acumulado mucha grasa en mi cuerpo. Hay un momento que siempre recuerdo, cuando estuve muy delgada – no era muy sana – y pensé “no soy más feliz de cuando estuve en mi talla más grande”. De cualquier manera, vi los problemas. Me dije a mi misma que recordaría este pensamiento cuando subiera de peso, y lo usuaria como alivio. Ahora miro atrás, y no estoy segura si este es una manera de autoconsuelo, o de decir que “siempre voy a ser infeliz”

Estoy aprendiendo a replantear mi idea de lo que se ve “bien”, y luchar con mis pensamientos más que con mi cuerpo."

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