I'm new to the site, but I'm looking for some positive body image support and some thoughts on a recent struggle. I recovered from Binge Eating and other disordered eating habits about 2 years ago. That isn't to say that I don't still struggle - it's a never ending balance between being health mentally and being healthy physically. I feel that right now I am pulled in two different directions: In order to recover, I had to accept weight gain and believe that if I treated myself well and ate healthily I would end up in the right place for my body. But by now I have gained about 60 lbs (not that the number matters) and my back is starting to hurt and I'm feeling sluggish. I don't believe that this is the weight my body wants to be at. But I'm afraid to do anything about it because I never want to go back to obsessing about my body and about food or exercise.
Does anyone have any thoughts about this challenge? How would I lose weight healthily when losing weight used to be the bane of my existence and caused so much emotional strife?View Thread