Originally Posted by etherence
And how is that how I feel with regards to weight determines my mood so much.
I think its the other way around. I think its your mood that is determining how fat/thin you feel. Because really, does your weight vary by more than a few ounces day to day? No. But can you be happy today and sad tomorrow? Yes. Is that because you are sooo much thinner/prettier today? No.
Everyone has good and bad days but we (in our society, but especially us "dieters") come to associate thin=good fat=bad so much that it gets internalized to the point where feeling good=feeling thin and feeling bad=feeling fat. Fat and thin are not feelings. Nor should these subjective determinations have such hold over us that they affect our daily outlook and psychological well-being.