I was in a magazine once.
I was a featured "Success Story." results not typical.
I was underfed and malnourished. My hair was thin and falling out. I was working out for hours a day. I was eating from 2.5 food groups on a good day. I was bingeing and purging via exercise.
I wrote out a long, detailed story about how I achieved my "goal weight," only to have it stripped down to read like a script straight off a damn Weight Watchers commercial.
Let me be clear: THIS IS NOT SUCCESS.
For some reason, we've come to believe that before- and on top of- everything else, the most important thing is that we are a certain size. That we take up a limited amount of space. We tell ourselves that it's totally normal for us to eat in such a deprived manner. To exercise in such a regimented and extreme manner. "It works for me because I stay this size and this size is safe." Let me be clear: THIS IS NOT A "HEALTHY" RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD AND EXERCISE.
I don't care what size you are. If you are obsessing about food and exercise, if you are counting (and recounting and recounting) macros, points, calories, grams, etc., if you are basing your worth on what your scale says... you are not engaged in a sustainable, safe, healthy relationship with food, exercise, or your body.
ALL bodies of ALL sizes are GOOD BODIES.
You don't have to pay me a weekly fee to step on a scale just so I'll tell you that, either. It's on the house.