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Done punishing my body!
It's been so long since I updated this blog... Yikes. After my last update in May, I had 3 more sessions with Dr. B, and 2 of them were more about family and relationship stuff than eating disorder stuff (though clearly family and relationships ... Read more
Week 5 (already!)
Since I waited so long to update afer my last appointment with Dr. B, I just saw her yesterday and have another update!
We spent a lot of time talking about my habits while I'm off working as a singer, because they are totally different fro... Read more
Oops, I forgot to write my usual post-therapy update last week! I'm bored out of my mind at work at the moment, so it seems like as good a time as any to jot some things down.
As I think I mentioned in my last blog, I had my first binge in ... Read more
Week 3 (really Week 4)
Dr. B was out of town last week, so today was my third therapy session even though it's been 4 weeks. It was a lot like last time... we talked for awhile and then she looked through my food journal. My favorite little morsel of wisdom from this ... Read more
I'm writing this entry from the front desk of the fitness studio where I'm doing a work exchange... All I have to do is check in a class and sit here for an hour updating my blog, and in exchange, I get to come back on Saturday and take a free Z... Read more
I had my first therapy appointment last night, and it went well. She didn't say any of the things I had worried about (telling me to stop watching what I eat or to stop exercising, telling me to just accept myself and be happy at any size, telli... Read more
Thanks and updates!
First of all, thank you so much to all those who expressed support, commiserated, etc. on my last blog. It means a lot to know that there are other people out there battling with these demons, and I really do believe that we are all in various s... Read more
It's finally time to admit that I have a binge eating disorder.
First, a story...
My husband had clear IBS symptoms for several years before he ever considered seeing a doctor. He always attributed the symptoms to other things (like lactose intolerance), or he just assumed that everyone dealt with these... Read more
Thoughts about Bingeing
Ok, first of all, I should say that I am actually in a really good place right now. My weight has been slowly but steadily going down over the past couple weeks, thanks to my heightened efforts. I still want to talk about bingeing, though, so he... Read more
One Week of Giving it My All
One week: that's all I am asking of myself. Rather than getting bogged down in the big picture stuff (like battling lifelong habits of emotional eating, my addiction to things like sugar and peanut butter, my current career frustrations, etc.), ... Read more
Oops. I missed my own Sparkiversary!
February 6 is my Sparkiversary, and I missed it! The snowstorm on the East Coast actually reminded me of it, because my roommate and I started working out while we were trapped in our apartment during the epic "Snowpacalypse" in 2010. (I posted ... Read more
Where did January go?
Seriously, I can't believe it's already the 23rd! I thought I should check in and see how my Resolutions are coming along...
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Low-Carb Turkey "Lasagna" Recipe
I made this for dinner last night loosely based on a Giada recipe (which I actually saw while on a treadmill at the gym ... Read more
5 Days Down
It's been 5 days of dedication to healthy eating and exercise, and things are going well. I'm sure it's partially (mostly) just the processed, sugary, salty foods being flushed out of my system, but I'm down almost 4 lbs already! I was 140 on Tu... Read more
SP Walk of Shame: 2013 Resolutions
It's January 1, which means I am (likely one of many) making the pilgrimage back to SparkPeople. The holidays are always a food/fitness struggle, but they seemed even more difficult to navigate this year. The unhealthy food was constant and the ... Read more