BETRAYED BY MY FIRST LOVE

Hey peeps!  In my endless quest to end the war with my body, food, and my eating disorder, I have been taking time the last several weeks looking for answers.  And I have found–I think–several essential pieces of my puzzle, and I would like to share them with you. Below is an article from Evelyn […]

FOOD REVELATIONS

The following are things I have learned about food as I have walked this Intuitive Eating journey. 1.    I really don’t like Poptarts, or brownies, or celery sticks, or watermelon, or chicken nuggets, or a host of other things I thought I liked.  I had forbidden brownies and Poptarts and chicken nuggets so when I […]

LETTER TO THE WEIGHT LOSS INDUSTRY: I SAY ENOUGH!

Dear Weight Loss Industry (diets, exercise programs, supplements, plastic surgery, hollywood, you-know-who-you-are, etc.): When I follow your lead, I feel like a monkey on a leash, grasping at the newest and best banana that gets thrown in my direction.  Nothing is satisfying, everything is depriving.  When I listen to your sweet whispers, I think not […]

A READER’S QUESTION–FEEL THE FEELINGS

In response to my last post about Fast Sunday, a reader said the following: I am so enjoying your blogging. Yay for you having that victory!! I’m still working on figuring out how hungry I am and also on not eating as a response to shameful feelings—which I just had this past weekend and then […]

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 […]

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 […]