What limiting beliefs are you holding on to?
I am just sitting here, thinking about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, our weight, our value in this world, etc. We all have stories and limiting beliefs. Many of us have money stories, body image stories, weight stories, success stories, relationship stories, and more. The key to eliminating the stories that don’t serve us is to recognize them.
A couple years ago, one of my limiting beliefs (or stories) was that a woman my age would have a very hard time releasing weight.
Lessons Learned from a Chubby Italian Girl
I have struggled with my weight since I was 8 years old. I remember when I started packing on the pounds, I was 4 or 5 years old. At that time I experienced watching my Grandfather have a heart attack and be wheeled out of the house by the paramedics. It was a traumatic event in my life that was only soothed by food. That memory would be etched in my mind and my cells for a lifetime.
From that moment on I learned to use food as comfort and to use food to cover up pain or any other uncomfortable emotions. I was a very sensitive child, I still am highly sensitive, however when I was young I repeatedly heard the common phrase, “Oh you’re just too sensitive.” My family didn’t really know how to deal with a highly sensitive child, so the best they could offer was a hug and some homemade meatballs, because that always cheered me up.
My family was, is, the best! Memories of celebrations, laughter, good times, and always pasta, fill pockets of my mind and my heart. I would not be the woman I am had it not been for my Italian upbringing. Food was celebration, food was condolement, food was consolation, food was a reward, food was our passion, and food eventually became my pain.
It’s tough to have a love/hate relationship with food, when it symbolizes so many wonderful things in your life, how can I, in good faith hate it? I am passionate about good food, and healthy food. I have also been addicted to food. Unlike cigarettes you cannot just quit eating, although I have seen those Breatharians do without food quite well. For me being a Breatharian would be worse than Hell itself! read more