Valerie Bertinelli As the “One Day at a Time, her weight remains the one thing that holds her back. “I’m doing my best to live by the words I’ve written, to not care what the scale says. I think that’s important. I think many, many, many people live with a lie that we were told, that we’re unlovable when we gain weight, and it’s simply not true,” she explained. However, the scale keeps pulling her back regardless. “Yet, even as I say it, I’m like, ‘Now, wait a minute….’ Maybe, one day, I’ll be a perfect weight! Let’s wait until then…” she added.
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But that has since changed for Bertinelli, who also published her New York Times bestseller, “Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today,” in early 2022. “I stopped weighing myself when I finished writing my book, which was a big thing for me, and I haven’t gotten on a scale since,” she writes. For the author, denial leads to self-regulation. “I’ve found that especially true as I’m trying to take care of my mental and emotional health, as well as the weight.” she writes.
she spent decades thinking she needed to look a certain way to have people like and accept her, but she’s “done judging [her]self” as she works to be “kinder and more accepting” of her own body. “Whatever happens happens,” Bertinelli emphasized. “This is what I am. Right now. Today.”