“Make a ‘goal weight’ your only goal, and you’re nothing but a number. Or make self acceptance your goal and realize you’re worthy of love at any size.”
Here’s something I’ve discovered about myself: when my brain gets really fixated on the idea of a “goal weight,” it can cause so much emotional pain! I start believing that the number on the scale is the only thing that matters; the top priority. I start to think that I don’t have value, that I don’t deserve happiness, when I can’t achieve my goal. Those are painful thoughts because they’re not truthful thoughts. I’ve dug down to the heart of what I really want, and here’s what I’ve figured out: The real thing I’m seeking – the only thing I’ve ever truly searched for – is my own self approval. The good news: that acceptance is something I can give myself right now; the number on the scale is completely beside the point.