for some people, it’s NEVER about the number on the scale.
and there are so many different kinds of wonderful definitions for “health” as it applies differently for us all.
for me, gaining health is working on the relationship i have with myself. doing better things for myself. not being so hard on myself about my mental disorder and chronic skin weirdness and excessive fatness. realizing the goodness in myself in others. mending my brain and my heart.
all of that comes first, before anything else, because it is the most important thing to me. and when i am happy, i am healthy. i make choices i feel are good for me, and therefore “healthy” - because i know me. i know my body.
we all gain health in ways we know are best for us, deep down. it’s all good.