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January 22...just because

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      1 comments

it's been ages since I put a blog entry up here... Yesterday was a terrible self-image day for me. I'd had quite enough of seeing images of tiny little hard-bodied women getting loved and recognized for the gorgeousness that everyone seems ... Read more

just moody

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      1 comments

I've been on top of the world for a long time now, and I knew that kind of high just doesn't last. Dating happily, family relationships harmonious, great weather, career progress, spiritually connected even. But now today I'm feeling low ener... Read more

Shy sucks! (confessions of a reforming emotional eater)

Sunday, May 20, 2012      3 comments

I have always thought of myself as a shy person, but I keep having people tell me they can't believe it. This is an example of why I say that about myself... I sing in a wonderful, friendly, inclusive, LGBTS chorale group. I love it, and I'... Read more

Eating in the Light of the Moon - Relationships

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      1 comments

It's been a while since I wrote anything about this book. A few chapters have gone by with more of the same theme of recognizing the true emotion behind the drive to eat. So I didn't want to focus on redundancy. This one branches into something ... Read more

Fake it til you make it

Thursday, April 12, 2012      4 comments

I had a thought today...It's a sound psych principle that when you're trying to learn new behavior, or overcome a mental health obstacle or challenge, it can be really helpful to "act as if". In the case of someone depressed, it can mean thinkin... Read more

Eating by the Light of the Moon - The Red Herring and Addiction

Monday, April 09, 2012      3 comments

It's been a while since I read this book and wrote about it. Actually thought I'd lost the book, or it'd been borrowed without permission. But I found it where it had slid under the couch, and happily shut myself in my room for quiet time with i... Read more

Eating by the Light of the Moon - The Beginning

Friday, March 02, 2012      1 comments

This chapter is about re-visioning the start of our disordered eating patterns. The story/fairy tale associated with it is The Emperor's New Clothes. In that story, the only one who owned up to the fact that the Emperor was running around naked ... Read more

Eating in the Light of the Moon - The Buried Moon

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I started a re-read of Eating in the Light of the Moon, by Anita Johnston. It was at least a year ago that I bought it and read it the first time, as it turns out, with highlighter in hand even. But it got recommended to me again a cou... Read more


Sunday, January 08, 2012      1 comments

A couple random moments in the course of the last week or so that caught me off guard, and concern me more than I'd like... One day, while doing jumping jacks for my QFC, in the living room, in front of my daughter, she says to me after a s... Read more

Intentions for 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      5 comments

I've been reading recently about the differences between setting intentions and making goals. I like the language of intention better. It feels less restrictive and less likely to end in disappointment and not living up to my expectations. So he... Read more

Rich experiences

Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

What is the non-food equivalent of the thick creaminess of cold stone ice cream? the smooth lubrication of good quality butter? the complex delights of stilton cheese? (can you tell I'm a dairy fan here?) What experiences can I sink my tee... Read more

my addiction

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      3 comments

Somehow, along the way, I've come to be able to comfortably admit the fact that I am addicted to food. I may still try to soft-pedal the language of it sometimes, but I know it to be true. When I think about the idea of cleaning out all un... Read more

Christmas contemplations

Sunday, December 25, 2011      1 comments

It's another holiday season past us now. This one was somehow hard to get really in the spirit for this year. Oh well. It was a fun day, with family and friends contact, no stress, and very little drama. For the first time ever, I didn't do holi... Read more


Thursday, December 22, 2011      2 comments

just maybe...I could be starting to realize how exercise could be good. I hesitate to even say anything, even to myself, about this, because so many times i've thought i was at a turning point and it just didn't last. I think i want it to. I kee... Read more

Post-workday urges

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      2 comments

It's the end of my pseudo-workweek today. Being a student, the entirety of my obligation at this point is Tues 12-6, and Wed 9-12. I've identified before that I tend to want to eat "treat" foods at the end of my Wed commitment. Today I think I'm... Read more

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