The Magic of Buying Clothes That Fit

The Magic of Buying Clothes That Fit

I used to wait until I'd lost weight to buy nice clothes.

Or, I'd buy clothes that were too small for me, preparing for the time when I'd be thinner. 

I'd keep jeans that were 2 sizes too small in my dresser. Every once in a while I'd try them on to see how much "progress" I'd made. 

One day, my friend Suzanne advised me to chuck out my jeans. She said that although I might lose weight sometime in the future and miss my jeans, I could always buy more. But that having them in my dresser was only keeping me in a space of self-shame.

Tossing my expensive skinny jeans terrified me because it felt like failure. But getting rid of that toxic reminder that I wasn't good enough was one of the most powerful things I did for myself. 

Live in Freedom

Live in Freedom

There was a time when I felt very stuck. 

I kept trying to get a grip on my life, but nothing worked.

I had a watchful eye on everything I did, everything I ate. I counted calories, I took laxatives or over-exercised if I went past my desired caloric amount (or even if I didn't). I felt totally out of control with money, and I put myself in self-compromising positions because I didn't know what boundaries felt like. 

Every morning I'd wake up and hate the way I felt. I hate the way I looked. I felt completely trapped in a perpetual state of self-hatred and inner shame. 

My Big Secret

My Big Secret

I believe it is possible to heal.

I firmly believe you can heal from emotional eating, bulimia, anorexia, body hating, body shame, over-exercising, addiction to laxatives and disconnection from your body.... among other things. 

I believe it's possible because if I can do it, so can you. 

But I have a secret to tell you... there's one thing I don't always talk about that is THE. MOST. IMPORTANT. THING. when it comes to changing your life and healing you relationship with your body and food. 

All the books, coaching, journaling, retreats, and workshops can only get you so far. There's one thing that catalyzes positive change like no other and keeps you where you want to be. 

Here's my big secret: