I need to get it through my head that I am not my body. My appearance does not have the ability to take away from who I am as a person. My accomplishments are not invalidated because of the way I look. I will not be a different person if I lose an excessive amount of weight. Even though part of me does believe this, I know logically that becoming skinny is not the thing I need to make me happy …. and one of these days I’m really hoping I genuinely believe that and can focus on what’s important.