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, […]

OF CANDY CORNS AND ELIZABETH SMART

THE HISTORY The midafternoon sun is devilishly misleading, for its bright rays beckon warmth when it is really the crisp autumn air that regulates the chill in the air and wafts with cinnamon and apple.  The delicious smells spin in tendrils of steam from the crack of an opened kitchen window.  But the window is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VICTORY–OVERCOMING SCARCITY

TO ALL: I am going on vacation for one week, so I won’t be able to post for a bit.  I thought I would leave you with a little victory to tide you over until I return.  Feel free to still comment and I will respond to them, also, when I return.  Blessings! SCARCITY A […]