The reason that I want to lose weight is because I want to believe that I am in control, that it is possible, and to increase my confidence.
I recognize that I am shaming myself when my clothes aren’t fitting properly or when I gain weight.
My brain wants evidence that I am doing it right. So when I am not seeing any progress, my brain takes that opportunity to shame myself which starts that spiral of wanting to give up and berating myself, which actually moves me further away from my goal.
I feel like interrupting that cycle requires me to appreciate myself more and recognize my progress. How do I appreciate myself more when all of the evidence (weight gain, giving up, ill-fitting clothes) suggests otherwise?