I'm going to share something that's a little difficult for me to share because to be honest, I'm a little surprised and ashamed at myself. But, I think it's important to be transparent and show realistic sides of self love.
These past few days I was sucked back into the diet industry again. I haven't done anything drastic besides reading, but I did get caught up with it.
I went searching for ways to be more active- not to intentionally lose weight mind you. I just want to do more than I currently do, like strength training interests me and I think it'd be calming in many ways.. but that's another story. Anyways, I found page after page focused on weight loss, something I don't want to focus on. Health > Weight, except article after article only focused on pounds gone. There were suggestions for harsh diets, dangerous "biggest loser" style home workouts, even bariatric surgery. Overall it put my mind in a bad place.
Because even I found myself looking at weight loss stories in amazement. Looked at all the dangerous things people did for it- like losing over 200 lbs in a year- and felt that "wow!" feeling the diet industry wants you to feel.
I was pulled in. And I'm sharing this because I want others to realize- that if I can be pulled in, after years on this bopo/fatpo train? You need to stop beating yourself up about you being pulled in too. We all slip up. Every single one of us does.
The most important part is recognizing it, accepting it, and working past it. *P.S. there is nothing wrong with a health journey. But if you are ONLY focused on pounds gone- that's not a health journey.*