[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBPWUijk4M] OK, get this: I’ve been diligently working on my recovery from binge eating disorder for years, right? And I’m about to write a book on how to stop emotional eating. And I’m the founder of this here web site about body love and food sanity. So you’d think I would be far enough along to resist negative influences on my body image and eating habits.
But while I was watching TV the other day, I was actually tempted for a moment by one of those stupid New Year’s diet ads! AGH! Those companies have it down to a science, don’t they? They absolutely prey on our body insecurities and make their product sound like that magic pill, magic contraption or magic program that’s finally going to help us get perfectly thin.
Well, I’m here to say one thing to you ladies: Screw perfectly thin! For those of us with emotional eating problems, weight has never been the real problem—it’s only a symptom. And I’m making a solemn vow right now in front of God, you and the entire interwebs never to make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Why? Because focusing on the outside is no good for our insides. Who’s with me?!
All together now: I RESOLVE NEVER TO MAKE A WEIGHT-FOCUSED NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE.
Now go out there and have a wonderful last day of 2009. Here’s to a happy and healthy new year!