THANKSGIVING DAY VICTORY

I did it.  It was my first Thanksgiving since embracing Intuitive Eating and, though I was petrified because I have never been able to not overeat at Thanksgiving, I was optimistic.  I hoped that with the proper preparation, I would be able to enjoy Thanksgiving for what it was—a holiday to celebrate family, enjoy food, […]

THE TASTE OF WEAKNESS

THE TRIGGER  So, the flu gets everyone down, and I have had it for nine days now—fever, chills, body aches, extreme sore throat, congestion, the works.  But, in addition to the normal difficulties that illness brings (and these were enormous considering the fact that my husband and 11-month-old daughter also had the flu, which left […]

EMOTIONAL EATING

TRIGGERS Last night I emotionally ate—I binged on Golden Grams, Reese’s Cups (which I don’t even like), and chocolate milk.  It had been a long weekend out-of-town, my husband was leaving for a business trip to Russia for 12 days the next morning (it will be just me and my three girls), and I received […]

HUGE EXERCISE BREAKTHROUGH

THE SLIPPERY SLOPE  Another huge part of my recovery has been the battle with exercise.  Growing up, exercise was always connected with team sports—swim team, cross-country, soccer, lacrosse.  I wasn’t a sports superstar, but I was a contributing member of several sports teams.  However, I stopped participating on sports teams for a few years, and […]

TRIGGER–YOU’VE LOST WEIGHT

Just when I think I might be getting a hang of this IE thing, I run into some major triggers.  Today at my exercise group, a friend said to me, “I have been gone for a few weeks so I haven’t seen you, but I can tell that you’ve lost weight.  You look good.”  In […]

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 […]