Dealing with a few stressors - I dropped a couple of pounds without trying.
Throughout the day today, as i start to worry about real issues, i think -- "well at least i dropped 2.5 pounds."
that's really old brain patterning -- thinking about my weight and not dealing with my problems.
Two and a half fewer pounds is NOT going to make my financial worries go away! is NOT going to make my boyfriend less angry. is not going to solve career frustrations.
Yet, some still dysfunctional voice in my head says, "but at least you lost the 2.5. without even trying"
I spent nearly all of my life avoiding facing and dealing with real life. i lived in my own fantasy world made up of a scale, laxatives and steamed vegetables. And so i never built a career, a meaningful relationship and turned to drugs and alcohol, spent myself into bankruptcy.... i'd do anything to avoid reality and, thus, had nothing to show for all my years of living.
What I do have is today to begin to act responsibly and make the necessary changes i need to support myself and develop honest relationships and find meaningful work.
What I can do today is start this process - no matter what i weigh.