Stumbled across this, thought I should share.

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Stumbled across this, thought I should share.
Found this, thought it was great, and it rings so true for me!: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/10-will-powers-improving-body-image 10 "Will Powers" for Improving Body Image By: Michael Levine, PhD and Linda Smolak, PhD I WILL ask myself: “Am I benefiting from focusing on what I believe are flaws in my body weight or shape?” I WILL think of three reasons why it is ridiculous for me to believe that thinner people are happier or “better.” I will repeat these reasons to myself whenever I feel the urge to compare my body shape to someone else’s. I WILL spend less and less time in front of mirrors—especially when they are making me feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about my body. I WILL exercise for the joy of feeling my body move and grow stronger. I will not exercise simply to lose weight, purge fat from my body, or to “make-up” for calories I have eaten. I WILL participate in activities that I enjoy, even if they call attention to my weight and shape.I will constantly remind myself that I deserve to do things I enjoy, like dancing, swimming, etc., no matter what my shape or size is! I WILL refuse to wear clothes that are uncomfortable or that I do not like but wear simply because they divert attention from my weight or shape. I will wear clothes that are comfortable and that make me feel at home in my body. I WILL list 5 to10 good qualities that I have, such as understanding, intelligence, or creativity. I will repeat these to myself whenever I start to feel bad about my body. I WILL practice taking people seriously for what they say, feel, and do. Not for how slender, or “well put together” they appear. I WILL surround myself with people and things that make me feel good about myself and my abilities. When I am around people and things that support me and make me feel good, I will be less likely to base my self-esteem on the way my body looks. I WILL treat my body with respect and kindness. I will feed it, keep it active, and listen to its needs. I will remember that my body is the vehicle that will carry me to my dreams!
The spacing on that didn't
The spacing on that didn't turn out right, but I hope this is valuable to someone!
Oh, I love this--especially
Oh, I love this--especially the line about participating in activities even if they call attention to our weight. Life should be lived to the fullest regardless of what size you are! Thanks for sharing.
Love it.

Love it.

Thank you for sharing this

Thank you for sharing this with us, @LiveBeautifully. Eloquent and truthful!

OMG this is perfect

thank you so much for sharing this, bookmarked it!

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