For sure I could gain weight
I could gain a lot of weight
or I could lose weight
A lot of weight
I think about that sometimes
I have been around the same weight give or take a few pounds for the last 5 years
And while I don’t struggle with food anymore
I do sometimes struggle with body image
And I get scared sometimes
Scared that I could gain it all back
But then I remember to trust
To trust my body
To trust my appetite
To trust my pleasure
Because frankly, that is when I feel most alive
most present
and most empowered
I do not measure my success around healing my eating disorder
by what I look like or my weight
I haven’t weighed myself in 4 years
And I don’t plan on weighing myself ever again
I will not let numbers define me
I am learning to make friends with my body
When I saw this quote I got misty eyed
So tender and sweet
So simple, it’s amazing how hard I have found this to do
My new mantra when I slip into a darker place around my body is this:
‘i want to be your friend”
over and over
“i want to be your friend”
that is what is true
So tired of fighting and hating on you
Sincerely sorry
much love to you, dear body
and to you, dear reader
much love to you

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.