chapter  1
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Your Body Struggle

Evaluating Your Progress Thus Far
WithMargit I. Berman

The Timeline Exercise allows us to organize our history in our body in whatever way makes sense to us. It allows us to capture in a visual format all of the important life events in our body history. One thing we may notice is that body shape and weight do not take as big a role as we might have expected. The struggle with weight and shape may also have appeared on our timeline, in the form of weight loss efforts, eating disorders, or negative weight-related comments or cruelty by others. Completing the timeline may have reminded us of some of the efforts we have tried to solve our problems with weight, shape, food, or body image. List each strategy separately – each medication or diet pill by name, for example, each diet by name, and so on.