Right now I’m sure you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and undeserving. You know something needs to change but you can’t, because you’re so hard on yourself. Seeking everyone’s approval is INGRAINED in your nature. Meanwhile, the pounds continue to creep up as you start to lose touch with who YOU are and what makes YOU happy. Sound familiar?
You know what? I get it. I’ve been there.
For the longest time, I sought approval from everyone--my family, my friends, my roommates, the guys I dated and even my teachers and supervisors. I was smart and well-rounded because I got good grades despite balancing three other extracurriculars. I liked how I looked on the days someone would compliment me but felt ugly when none of the boys asked me out. I was cool because I would stay up late and eat junk food with my friends despite needing to wake up early to go to school or work the next day. I kept a smile on my face even when I didn’t feel like it, so no one would worry about me.