Let’s revolt! Let’s call it a revolution! This is the year we change the world. Tell everyone you know! Tweet, post on facebook. Make the message go viral. Discuss this with friends and family. We will NEVER DIET AGAIN!
In 2011, we find our Weigh Out! Instead of focusing on adipose tissue, we honor our emotional, physical, nutritional, and spiritual health. This is the year we stop walking around saying, “I feel so fat”. We stop making assumptions about ourselves and anyone else based on body size or shape. We stop projecting meaning onto weight loss or weight gain, ours or others.
Starting today, we no longer comment on other people’s bodies, even when others are doing so. We find our voice and use it to raise consciousness about the fact that a person’s body is that person’s business, not ours.
If something is bothering us, we commit to looking within. We’ll muster emotional courage and skills and do what it takes to figure out “what’s up?”, rather than sidestepping our true feelings by shifting to, “If I could just lose weight, everything would be OK.”
Create a Happy, Healthy New Year, everyone! You have everything you need to do so!
Together we can change the world…one thought, one attitude, one meaningful connection at a time!
Ellen Shuman is a Life Coach who specializes in emotional and binge eating issues. She is the founder of A Weigh Out & Acoria Eating Disorder Treatment, Vice President of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), and Co-Chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size”, firstname.lastname@example.org