Accountability Series: Feeling Sorry

“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.” – Dale Carnegie

Cora has struggled with body image issues for most of her life. From an early age, her mother would both reward Cora’s good behavior and comfort her in sad moments with sweets and junk food. In elementary school, kids would say things like, “Cora ate everything in the stora.” Okay, not the best rhyme, but hurtful just the same. As Cora reached adulthood, she found herself in an endless cycle of shame over her weight. She tried everything. Diet books, diet plans, diet clubs. She started exercise regimens, joined health clubs, bought home gym equipment. None of them worked because, in the end, she didn’t follow through with any of them. Cora found it much easier to cozy up to a bag of Cheetos…read more