How are things with food and exercise lately? With life? With sleep and stress? I ask because there’s such a strong connection between how we treat ourselves and how we experience body image, regardless of weight or shape. If we feel angry, helpless, or resentful, it can get turned inward, with the body becoming a scapegoat. You don’t even have to post an answer if you don’t want to, just things to ponder. Another line of questioning for your own brain is to ask yourself, "What stories am I telling myself about my body and weight?" What meaning are you assigning to it? Usually, it's the story causing the suffering and the body is a neutral bystander. If you work on the thinking directly, you feel better faster than if you have to change food, weight, shape, hormones, and other people in order to be ok.