Which is fine for some people, but for those of us who have... let's just say, a dysfunctional relationship with our bodies, there has to be a better word to strive for.
"I wish I were as skinny as..."
"If only I were thin..."
"Some day, once I've lost ______ pounds, I will be thin."
"I wish I were one of those naturally skinny women!"
...and so on and so on.
I've been trying to take the focus of this blog away from weight loss, but the truth is I still desire to be "thin". I want to wake up tomorrow and be a "naturally thin" person, who eats whatever I want, whenever I want, and never has to worry about gaining the weight back.
My quest for this post is to start training my brain to have a better word goal to strive for. "Thin" is just not a healthy word for a EDNOS survivor to strive for.
A word that I can say to myself whenever I need a boost to get through a workout, or put down my 11th cookie before the whole bag is gone and be able to stop after just 10 cookies (a real struggle that I have occassionally.)
Here's a few to start, and please feel free to add to my list:
Can you think of any more?