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May 24, 2013 | #Our Daily Cake #health #mental-health #personal feelings #weight

If You Must Think About Your Weight, Here Are 10 Things to Think

Just loved this post at jezebel.com:

If You Must Think About Your Weight, Here Are 10 Things to Think

Why do I care?

Seriously, why DO you care? Are you paid to care? By that I mean, are you in a sexist, lookist industry where it behooves you to maintain a certain weight and be excited when Allure broadcasts that you only weigh 115 pounds? If so, are you able to separate that from your own personal feelings of self-worth? Do you still feel like a worthwhile person when you are not a perfect size -.5 or whatever that is?

What exactly is going to happen when I reach magical X pounds?

Ask yourself when you felt your best. Was it really when you weighed 135 pounds? Or was it when you were the most validated about your looks? Consider that your nostalgia for a past existence and the positive attention it brought you might have been more about the confidence you projected than a number.

Remind yourself of what real human beauty is again.

If all else fails, just get out of your head. Look around and ask yourself what moves you about the human form, historically, contemporarily, artistically. Remind yourself that bodies in all shapes and sizes of all ages are interesting, unique, strong, useful.

Font: http://jezebel.com/if-you-must-think-about-your-weight-here-are-10-things-508925649

These were my highlights from the original post but you should definitely take at least 10 minutes of your time to read and think about it.