Affirmations for body positivity (47+)

Affirmations for body positivity

  • A “perfect” body is one that works, no matter what that means for you personally.
  • A goal weight is an arbitrary number, how I feel is what’s important.
  • ALL images in magazines are airbrushed, photoshopped, and distorted.
  • As long as I am good, kind, and hold myself with integrity, it doesn’t matter what other people think of me.
  • Balance is the most important.
  • Beauty?… To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to. ~Pablo Picasso
  • Being grounded and whole is what makes me beautiful. If I don’t feel grounded and whole, I can get there just by being still, breathing, listening to my intuition, and doing what I can to be kind to myself and others.
  • Being skinny doesn’t make me good. Being fat doesn’t make me bad.
  • Being skinny or fat is not my identity. I am identified by who I am on the inside, a loving, wonderful person.
  • Belly, thank you for holding in all my organs and helping me digest.
  • Body, if you can love me for who I am, I promise to love you for who you are– no one is responsible for changing anyone else.
  • Chocolate is not the enemy. It’s not my friend either. It’s just chocolate, it has no power over me.
  • Even if I don’t see how pretty I am, there is someone who does. I am loved and admired. REALLY!
  • Food doesn’t have to be the enemy, it can be nurturing and healing.
  • Food doesn’t make me feel better, it just temporarily stops me from feeling what I’m feeling.
  • Food is not good or bad. It has no moral significance. I can choose to be good or bad and it has nothing to do with the amount of calories or carbohydrates I eat.
  • Food, drugs, and alcohol are not the solution. But they might seem like it at times, but using these things can make more problems. I have what I need inside of me as the solution.
  • Getting older makes me smarter.
  • Having an eating disorder is not my identity.
  • I am a human being, not a human doing. It’s okay to just be sometimes. I don’t always have to be doing.
  • I am blessed to be aging. The only alternative to aging is death.
  • I am compassionate and warm. My presence is delightful to people.
  • I am good stuff.
  • I am healthier than the urge to purge.
  • I am not bad and I don’t deserve to be punished, not by myself and not by others.
  • I am perfect, whole, and complete just the way I am.
  • I am still beautiful when I’m having a bad hair day.
  • I am stronger than the urge to binge.
  • I am worthy of love
  • I can be a good person if I choose to be.
  • I can be conscious in my choices.
  • I can be healthy at any size.
  • I can eat a variety of foods for health and wellness without bingeing.
  • I can only go forward, so although I can learn from it, I refuse to dwell on the past.
  • I can trust my intuition. It’s here to guide me.
  • I choose health and healing over diets and punishing myself.
  • I deserve to be treated with love and respect and so do you. I choose to do and say kind things for and about myself and for and about others.
  • I eat for energy and nourishment.
  • I enjoy feeling good. It’s okay for me to feel good.
  • I feed my body healthy nourishing food and give it healthy nourishing exercise because it deserves to be taken care of.
  • I feed my body life affirming foods so that I can be healthy and vital.
  • I have everything inside of me that I need to take care of myself without using food.
  • I have no need to put someone down to elevate myself.
  • I have to be an advocate for me. I can’t rely on anyone else to do that for me.
  • I love and respect myself.
  • I will make peace with my body, it doesn’t do anything but keep me alive and all I do is insult it and hurt it. I’m sorry body, you’ve tried to be good to me and care for me, it’s time for me to try to be good back.
  • I will not give in to the voices of my eating disorder that tell me I’m not okay. I will listen to the healthy voices that I do have, even if they are very quiet so that I can understand that I am fine. I am fine.
  • I won’t let magazines or the media tell me what I should look like. I look exactly the way I’m supposed to. I know because this is the way god made me!
  • If I am healthy, I am so very blessed.
  • If I am hungry, I am supposed to let myself eat. Food is what keeps me alive.
  • If I binge today, I can still love and accept myself, I don’t have to beat, berate and starve myself right afterwards, and I still have the very next moment to jump right back into recovery.
  • If I let go of my obsession with food and my body weight, there is a whole world waiting for me to explore.
  • If I spend too much time trying to be and look like someone else, I cease to pay attention to myself, my virtues, my path, and my journey.
  • If people actively judge or insult me, it’s because they feel badly about themselves.
  • It’s my life, I can choose the way I want to live it.
  • It’s not about working on myself it’s about being okay with who I already am.
  • It’s okay for me to like myself. It’s okay for me to love myself.
  • It’s okay for me to trust the wisdom of my body.
  • It’s okay not to be the best all the time.
  • It’s okay to let others love me, why wouldn’t they?
  • It’s okay to love myself now as I continue to evolve.
  • It’s okay to pay someone to rub my feet every once in a while.
  • Just because I am taking care of myself and being an advocate for myself doesn’t mean I’m selfish.
  • Just because someone looks perfect on the outside, doesn’t mean they have a perfect life. No one has a perfect life, we all struggle. That’s just what being human is.
  • Life doesn’t start 10 pounds from now, it’s already started. I can make the choice to include myself in it.
  • Life is too short and too precious to waste time obsessing about my body. I am going to take care of it to the best of my ability and get out of my head and into the world.
  • Looks last about five minutes– or until someone opens their mouth.
  • My body can do awesome things.
  • My body deserves love.
  • My body is a gift.
  • My body is a temple. I want to treat it with love and respect.
  • My body is a vessel for my awesomeness.
  • My brain is my sexiest body part.
  • My feet are cute. Even if they’re ugly.
  • My life is what I make of it. I have all the power here.
  • My needs are just as important as anyone else.
  • My nose gives me the ability to breathe. Breath gives me the ability to be an amazingly grounded, solid person.
  • My opinion of myself is the only one I truly know and it’s the only one that counts. I can choose my opinion of myself.
  • My very existence makes the world a better place.
  • My well-being is the most important thing to me. I am responsible for taking care of me. We are each responsible for ourselves.
  • No one has the power to make me feel bad about myself without my permission.
  • No one who feels good about themselves has the need to put someone down to elevate themselves- they have better things to do with their time.
  • Not everyone has to like me. I just have to like me.
  • Other people are too busy thinking about themselves to care what my weight is
  • Other people don’t dictate my choices for me, I know what’s best for myself.
  • Progress is not linear. It’s normal for me to go forward and then backward, and then forward again.
  • Recovery is an ongoing process that is not linear in fashion. If I slip up, I’ll take the opportunity as a learning experience and get right back to my recovery goals/program.
  • Restricting my food doesn’t make me a better person, being kind to myself and to others makes me a better person.
  • Self respect is underrated.
  • Skin, thank you for shielding and protecting me.
  • Sometimes sitting around and doing nothing is just what the doctor ordered. It’s okay to let myself relax.
  • Taking care of myself feels good.
  • The last thing I should be doing is rejecting myself. Accepting myself as I am right now is the first step in changing, growing and evolving. When I reject myself, I cannot grow.
  • The numbers on the scale are irrelevant to who I am as a human.
  • There is a guide inside of me who is wise and will always be there to help me on my journey.
  • There is more to life that losing weight. I’m ready to experience it.
  • Thighs, thank you for carrying me.
  • What is supposedly pleasing to the eye is not always what is pleasing to the touch. Cuddly is good!
  • When I am in my head too much, I can return to my breath, just breath and be okay. There is only this moment.
  • When I compare myself to others, I destroy myself, I don’t want to destroy myself so I’ll just continue on my journey, not worrying about other people’s journeys.
  • When I look to others to dictate who I should be or how I should look, I reject who I am.
  • When I smile, I actually make other people happy.

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