From skwigg's journal:
When the little voice in your head worries about gaining weight, remind it of all the other things you'll gain: peace, health, happiness, energy, confidence, quality of life, flexibility around food, satisfaction, social interaction. Think of that voice as a frightened child trying to keep you in a small box. It wants to keep you safe. It means well, but it doesn't know. It's never been outside the box before.