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A Different Type of Progress

It’s hard letting go of the idea that my body should look a certain way. 

That my stomach is too lumpy or my belly button is too deep. 

That weight gain should be avoided by restricting what I eat. 

When I examine my body in the mirror and notice that it looks a little different that day, my brain begins to calculate 1.) what could have caused this change and 2.) how I can reverse it. When I pinch the skin underneath my belly button, I start to worry that I am undoing all the progress (read: dieting) I’ve made over the years. 

When I have these thoughts, I immediately have to remind myself that I am not undoing progress or changing because of something I’ve done or not done. 

I remind myself that I am making a different kind of progress. My progress looks like loving and accepting my body no matter what it looks like. And thats a good kind of progress. 

It takes work to break the ideals that have been cemented in my brain, but its work that I am 100% willing to put my energy into because its already worth it. 

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