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The Work on ‘I need to not be fat’

I need to not be fat.

Is that true?

No.

How do I react when I believe the thought ‘I need to not be fat?’

I feel hideous when I look in the mirror, I feel disgusted with my fat rolls, and the size of my hips, stomach and bust. I feel completely wrong. I get very stressed when I put on weight, and my dress size terrifies me. I displace my disgust of myself onto strangers, and judge them on their weight and on the clothes they wear. I am equally likely to be judgmental of people who are thinner than me as I am of those who are fatter than me. I spend an inordinate amount of time and energy feeling stressed about weight, and about what I eat, and about my size. It’s extremely stressful.

Who am I without the thought ‘I need to not be fat’?

I am empty and free. I don’t even notice size. I eat what it occurs to me to eat, and I wear whatever fits. I am joyful and I know my own value, and other people’s.

Is there a peaceful reason to believe the thought ‘I need to not be fat’?

Believing that I need to not be fat helps me be healthy.

Is that true?

No!!!!!!!!!!!!

Turn it around

– Believing that I need to not be fat does not help me to be healthy

Reasons this statement could be as true or truer than the original:

1. It stresses me out, which is absolutely not healthy, physically or mentally
2. It makes me restrict what I eat, which leads to binges.
3. I still eat junk food while believing the thought that ‘I need to not be fat’.

Is there a peaceful reason to believe the thought ‘I need to not be fat’?

No.

Turn it around

– I need to be fat

Reasons why it could be better to be fat:

1. I can eat whatever I want.
2. If I got fat enough I could ride around on a scooter!
3. It would cut down on unwanted sexual attention.
4. I could sit in two bus seats at once.
5. I could store things in my fat rolls!!! heh.

– My thinking needs to not be fat

My body is fine the way it is, in fact it’s perfect in this moment. What is fat and heavy is my thinking, especially about my body. Lucky I have The Work to help me with thought ‘weight loss’!

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