Being Kind to Kim
I've struggled with my weight my whole adult life... There have been times when I've been happy with my weight and times I certainly have not. Right now is one of those times when I am not. But, as Lucinda says, I need to be kind to Kim. I really think that this is key for me. Ever since I was a kid, I've been exposed to messages that lead me down the path of being unkind to myself... Super skinny magazine models, airbrushed to "perfection"... Music videos featuring long legs and big boobs... Even my barbie dolls were unattainable "perfection"!
I need to turn this around and be kind to myself. So what does being kind to myself look like? What does it feel like? What does it sound like?
When I mess up and eat too many chocolate chip cookies, I will say, "it's okay Kim, you can start over tomorrow. You got this!"
When my pants fit too snugly for my own liking, I will admire my womanly curves in the mirror. Those curves brought about the birth of my beautiful daughter - my body is amazing!
When I'm stressed or lonely or bored, I will choose to do something healthy for myself (instead of binge-snacking)... go for a walk, have a warm bath, make myself a cup of delicious tea, or reach out to a friend. There's too much hatred in the world. I will start with being kinder to myself and see where that takes me. Who's with me?
(A little about me in a short video...)