HUNGER DISCOVERY SCALE

  Principle two of Intuitive Eating is Honor Your Hunger.  The idea in this step is to reteach your body what it feels like to be full or hungry.  Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, authors of Intuitive Eating, aided in this quest of retraining your body by setting out The Hunger Discovery Scale.  It is […]

A FORK IN THE ROAD

THE THOUGHT Today, I want to share about a thought that has been growing in my mind since my third therapy session.  During that session, my therapist talked about the idea that my constant shame-based thoughts about body and self-worth have blinded me to the reality that there is another choice.  There is the path […]

STEPS TO REJECT THE DIET MENTALITY

Note:  Each of these steps comes from the first chapter of Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.   The reactions to each step are my words on how I dealt with them. 1.    Recognize and acknowledge the damage that dieting causes. This step essentially explains the biological and psychological damage that dieting causes.  In […]

TRUTH AND FEAR

When reading the “Reject the Diet Mentality” chapter, the following TRUTHS were the hardest for me to accept: 1.    One time of overeating does not need to result in bingeing for the rest of the day.  Whenever I made eating “mistakes” or flouted the dieting rules or my own rigorous eating rules or overate, I would […]

MORNING MIRROR BASHING

Church has always been difficult for me because from the moment I walk through the door, I immediately body check and compare myself, my outfit, my hair, etc. to every other woman in the room.  All these women are friends of mine, and they always measure up greater, better, and more beautiful than I.  This […]

REFUSING TO LEAP

THE PRECIPICE It’s the iconic scene of Indiana Jones standing before the precipice, knowing that only a 50-foot span of bottomless expanse lies between him and the Holy Grail.  The Holy Grail is his only chance to save his dying father back in the cave from whence he came.  And as he stares at that […]

THE BACKSTORY

The following story is very personal and comes from my own experiences as best as I remember them.  I appreciate kind, respectful comments. CHILDHOOD I grew up in Connecticut, the best place on Earth, in my opinion.  The beautiful trees and stick-to-your-skin humidity gave me the constant awareness that I was alive, breathing in nature […]