RELAPSE

I felt things were going okay with Intuitive Eating and I thought I was making progress, especially in the “respect your body” arena, however, my latest adventures proved me otherwise, well, at least, I went in unprepared, so it got the better of me, but I’ll get to that in a minute. THE TRIGGER I […]

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 […]

WHEN SOMEONE CALLED ME THE UGLY DUCKLING

MY REACTION For most of my life, whenever I body bash, there are others around me who tell me that I am beautiful.  I cannot recall times when anyone has ever agreed with my criticisms of body disgust and ugliness.  However, recently, someone close to me called me the ugly duckling.  At first, I felt […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]