6 Steps to Loving Yourself & Losing Weight.
It was Albert Einstein who said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
That was me losing and gaining, losing and gaining, losing and gaining the same 10–30 pounds year after year, ever since high school. You name the diet, I’ve been on it: low-carb-high-fat, low-fat-high-protein, plant-based-two-shakes-a-day, the hcg diet, one-meal-a-day, (yeah-that-one-too) and the I’ve-done-it-all-before diet. I’d start each new diet with the best intentions. And sometimes I even achieved my goal. I’d feel good. Confident. Proud of myself. Trouble was, most of the diets weren’t sustainable. Eventually, the weight would find it’s way back to my body.
Worse, was how I felt about myself. I’d lose confidence. I felt like a failure. I felt as if I didn’t really love myself. Here’s a list of just some of the words that could’ve described my life long relationship with my body and my attitudes toward food:
Words matter. Words have energy. Our thoughts, our feelings, our physicality, everything is energy. And every word we say matters. I was eating my meals with a side of my words and thoughts. Digesting feelings of guilt and fear, anxiety and stress, along with a helping of sadness with my food. That can’t be a good thing.
I walked out of the house and into the world vibrating everything but happiness. I may have thought I was happy, but I wasn’t. How could I be feeling happy if I was feeling unforgiving and judgmental of myself and everybody else?Without even knowing it, I was living my life from a place of fear: fear of being fat, fear of being unlovable, fear of being judged, fear of making the wrong choices.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is quoted as saying that “There are essentially only two human emotions, love and fear.”