In my quest to inspire myself to exercise more consistently, I'm posting this link to an article about how the expression-not the chemical structure- of certain genes can be influenced by regular exercise. "Most of the genes in question are know... Read more
Reducing my random eating to almost nil- meaning leaving the door open so that it's not fanatical- has been instrumental in the continuing journey to cutting my ties with food. So I cherry pick the connections! Even though I very much don't agre... Read more
This is a post I decided was too long for the 21-day streak on Living Binge Free. I'm also repeating myself to some degree, but I know I need the same message most days.
For various reasons, I've been very sporadic in posting, though I have... Read more
I've been reading a book on how families can be supportive of other members who are addicted to a substance. The research shows over and over that kindness and cooperation with any little move towards new alternate behaviors, not guilt-inducing ... Read more
This is in response to a member on the Living Binge Free team, who has had just a few binges in two years. Her record is a bit better than mine, but I feel I've done well in these four + years and a 40-lb. loss. It seems some days she is still ... Read more
I had seen research that supported this idea years ago, but had not ever written it down. This is not the original information but it supports it just the same. (I put this up because so many people feel afraid to say no to binges, thinking it ... Read more
I am very sobered by news of the passing of a colleague because, frankly, though heartbroken, I am not surprised. She joked for years that her doctor told her to eat better quality food, cut down on coffee, get exercise, etc, for high blood pre... Read more
For anyone who needs to hear it, know that being binge free is its own reward. Any day that I can live WITH food without gorging or permasnacking, and without hinging high self-regard to eating, is a victorious day, no matter what the scale s... Read more
I went for a walk with two colleagues during lunch up behind the conference center, which is in a rather open area of chapparal. We followed a fire road and were gabbing, missed a turn, and didn't realize it until we were pretty far afield. My a... Read more
In response to a blog in which a woman realized that she felt as fat 40 lbs. ago as she does now. She didn't know she was slim!
Media images really do a number on our brains. We were all bombarded with images of very thin women, and stil... Read more
Well, SO funny. I had a person come over for lunch yesterday to talk about eating issues because he saw me at the New Year’s Day brunch and noticed that I’d lost weight. He did some really restricted program a few years ago, and I remember think... Read more
Just listening to a program on University of California, San Diego TV. It's being presented by a specialist on obesity and he just said a couple of things I already know. One is that exercise is effective for treating metabolic/cardio problems i... Read more
Well, I'm here to report my quarterly weigh-in. I am now officially a bit below my high school graduation weight, BMI 23.8. I have not been here for 25 years, which was a little more than 15 years after high school. So, since my turnaround aroun... Read more
In answer to a blog in which the poster linked another blog on which the blogger said that compulsive overeaters are stymied by using weight loss as their motivation, here is my response.
I don't mean to whine, but I've said this many time... Read more