Valerie Bertinelli Tearfully Opens Up About Body Image in Emotional Instagram Video

Valerie Bertinelli

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Valerie Bertinelli speaks candidly about her body.

In a touching video she posted on her Instagram account on Thursday, she stated that One day at a time The actress, 61, opened up crying about the bad body image day she had before the holiday.

“I’m standing in the rain doing my best to distract my mind from spiraling into a place of self-loathing, because I saw a picture of myself today that made me want to do it,” she began.

“I’m not where I want to be right now, physically. I don’t know if I’ll ever be, but when I see it right in front of me, it really pushes me that way,” he said. “And I’m doing my best to be positive and full of joy and hope my body continues. I’m not there yet.”

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Bertinelli then gave herself an impassioned talk, noting that she would not “focus on all the shortcomings, flaws, and flaws.”

“We can all give ourselves permission to feel joy, to deliberately do so, and to remember to be grateful,” she said. “I’m grateful, even through all this mess.” Because there is still something good in all this mess.

This isn’t the first time Bertinelli, a longtime weight loss spokeswoman, has spoken openly about her body image.

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli

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In May 2020, the Food Network star opened up to people about her decades-long battle with self-acceptance, recalling a story from her childhood where “a teacher patted me on the stomach and said, ‘You might want to keep an eye on that.'” “

Despite the unnecessary negative comments she’s received about her body, Bertinelli has worked hard to accept and love herself over the years.

She told people, “I don’t weigh myself much anymore.” “I’m going to put on some jeans every now and then to see how they feel. Why do I have to know what my number is? I know it’s really about the inner workings.”

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