And perhaps, as much as anything, our "weight" is the state of our minds. We can feel both full and hungry at the same time. We can be thin and feel fat, or be fat and feel thin. "Light" and "heavy" are fundamentally spiritual concepts, after all, and how we feel, and how we feed ourselves, with either abusive excess or tender loving care, matters in the big picture. Everything is inter-related; our sense of well-being, our level of exhaustion, our food choices, our happiness, our levels of guilt and shame, out triggers, our indulgences, and our misunderstandings. If we want to feel healthy and happy in our bodies and our minds we must be honest about the motivations that drive us towards better health or away from it.
Mastery of diet and body image is not a destination point. It's maintenence and ongoing honesty, steady improvement, heightened awareness, and ever-better self-care. It's a journey. We must embrace the shadow-side of ourselves. Food choice corrections that will sustain us are not about abstinence. To live sanely in a world of vast dietary choices, we must learn to honor the connections between our feelings and the desire to eat, and remain conscious of our ultimate goal of lean and hearty living in a body that feels great.
I bring awareness to my emotion-consumption connection, and I'm honest with myself about the reality of what and how I eat.