When you don’t believe you’re allowed to have what you have or want what you want, it doesn’t matter how much money you have in your bank account.  You are always poor.

When you are fat on the inside, you could be five feet ten and weigh 110 pounds and you’d still feel fat.  And not just feel.  You’d still believe you were fat.

~Lost & Found by Geneen Roth

“Always poor. Always fat.”

“People binge on food or money because they believe they’re not supposed to eat/have what they want.  But just because you tell yourself you shouldn’t eat six pieces of bread a day doesn’t mean you stop wanting six pieces.  And the more you tell yourself you can’t have it, the more you want/think/obsess about it, the stronger the charge around the bread gets.  Soon all you can think about is needing to eat that bread.”

– Lost & Found by Geneen Roth

“Telling Yourself You Can’t Have It”