Today, I’m judging by the scale. I’m 2 pounds down from last week, and it makes me feel great.
And it makes me sad that I feel great about that. But I’ve known I started treatment, some 2 years ago, that it was going to be very, very hard to get well. Progress, not perfection. And I acknowledge that I have made progress; I can recognize that it is a distorted thought. My coping statement is: I recognize that gaining those 10 pounds is driving me crazy, but right now, I’m concentrating on getting well; trying to lose weight feeds the eating disorder, and I want to get well.
Except that I am trying to lose weight.
How about you? Do you judge by the scale? Do you recognise when you do it? How do you combat it?
PS - Is this more of what the mods have in mind as an opener for a discussion?