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I understand. Last week I hit bottom and the voice was my only company. I did not like its company. This week I began to turn up the other voice and just now as I am reading your post listened to the quiet voice tell me that I know if I order out I will eat all of it, eat at home.

Here's to quiet voices. I am glad you were able to turn its volume up.


The voice that I had to quiet always said "I won't get a shake and fries next time", until I realized that there really is not a next time.


Just so you know, you are already beautiful.


Great to listen to the self care voices! So nice to get up and exercise and to eat the things that make your body feel good. But I don't think the voices that say that being size 14 or having a belly is bad are actually good voices. I'm size 14 and I have a belly and I feel great and think I look great. Self-care is a great motivator, self-judgment just hurts and inhibits.

Another Joan

Thank you - I needed to be reminded who is in charge of the volume of the voices. I don't really care about the actual weight - I simply want to have a strong and healthy body. 10 push-ups at a time make a big difference on a week. GO Grrrlll GO!!!


I can't tell you how perfectly you've captured the struggle.


Thanks for this honest post. I'm in the same situation, size 14 the largest I've been since I was pregnant and just not feeling good about it. I just finished my third 5K race this Sunday. I finished 90th out of 92 (I beat the tantrumming 6 year old and her mom heh). But the real victory is just knowing that I did it, that it's part of my new self care regime and I did it. Good luck!


Good job paying attention to the quiet voice! I feel the need to point out, however, that the "hurtful voice" is not really trying to hurt you--it was the voice that kept people alive by stocking up on food for the 100,000 years before humans had grocery stores. Maybe instead of struggling with it as an enemy, just pity it, as you would a full grown adult who still whines like a toddler to get what they want. I find it easier to ignore things that I pity...


awesome. keep it up. and i'm joining you. :)


I only listen to the good voices. The ones that say I need to knit more. ;)

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