The New Rules
The Epiphany is that it is not about deprivation, guilt, or punishment. The Epiphany is a deep and abiding sense of self worth, of value, of presence. The Epiphany is the sonic boom or the quiet whisper simply of "I matter." The Epiphany can be broken down into various "I matter" phrases -- such as "my feelings matter" or "my health matters." When your heart/mind/soul beings to stick up for yourself, it is only natural that your body does as well, as they are all interrelated.
3. I will not think badly about myself when I look in the mirror.
4a. I will not let someone else's judgment of me change how I feel about myself.
4b. I am on this journey because of the courage I had when I took the first step.
4c. The journey is not a competition; it is a community, a movement, a calling.
5. I dictate how I feel about myself, not the scale.