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Posted by Carol A on September 13, 2000 at 03:38:32:

In Reply to: throwing up at 41 posted by jbrules on September 12, 2000 at 22:10:13:

My story is similar to yours.
Ill one way or the other since late teens.

Those feelings of being out of control and inadequacy started long ago, from who knows where, but you can begin to just tell yourself the truth:

Truth is, fat is a normal part of the body.
Fat is perfectly OK. God made it.
Now what you do with the fat organ can be healthy or unhealthy.
That is your choice.
Do healthy things and they shrink, do unhealthy things and they swell to keep you from starving. Period. They are made to do that because God loves you and wants to preserve your life.

We lowered our own metabolisms from starving our bodies as well as, as we age it is normal to lose muscle tone and so have a lower metabolism.
Now we have the results of bigger fat cells than we wish.

Oh well...look around and tell me who is so perfect and who is the judge?

You can overcome those old lies, but they will always try to win.
Just tell yourself the truth whenever the old lies come up. Every time.
The old habits will change as the thoughts change. Life is a process.
None of us have "arrived".
You are doing fine, just keep in the battle.
It will get easier to eat right and quit picking on yourself.
You are worth it!

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