Wow...Can't say if it is detrimental or beneficial, but I am sitting here with tears. Can't even explain why to hubby because it has affected me so strongly.
It is how I was talked to by my mother all my growing up, and how I talk to myself.
At least I recognized how destructive this talk is and never talk that way with my own daughters about them, or about me. They have grown up with wonderful body images of themselves and don't have my negative patterns. I am so proud of that and thankful they don't have to live with the negative sadness I have lived with.