“I no longer look at my body and feel frustrated or hateful, though I am acutely aware of it most of the time. And not to sound like that friend who wants to sell you health shakes from a pyramid scheme, but focusing on being strong rather than thin has shifted my mindset dramatically. I try to stop and appreciate emotional growth, I check in with myself when I’m in a situation that would have once made me self-critical or hyper-vigilant of how my thighs looked compared to whoever I was standing by, and when I’m feeling good, I try to acknowledge the work I’ve had to do to get there.”
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