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accepting uncomfortable thoughts/events/emotions

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      0 comments

I posted this with a different name, and decided to post it with a more descriptive name so that it might come up for more people who may have an interest in such issues. I've said before that life stresses after managing bingeing are j... Read more

don't want to jinx it, but

Monday, January 26, 2015      10 comments

I've said before that life stresses after managing bingeing are just as intense, if not worse, than the urges to binge ever were. I'm not sorry I don't have to worry about bingeing like I used to, but if you are thinking all your problems are ov... Read more

break the binge habit

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      10 comments

Whatever else people think has to happen, there are basically two things people have to do: they have to have reasonable routines for eating, and they have to ignore the urges to binge. The two go hand in hand. If you don't have a routine in whi... Read more

not meant to discourage, but- need to get real

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      10 comments

I am going to post a link to something that many may find discouraging. It shows that even when adhering to a diet, average weight loss is often quite low for all the effort put in, especially when figuring that most people won't stick to tradit... Read more

gene expression and exercise

Friday, December 19, 2014      4 comments

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

from a recent Beck newsletter

Sunday, November 02, 2014      10 comments

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

tiny house, messy garage, and not bingeing

Sunday, October 12, 2014      10 comments

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

kindness & general update

Saturday, October 04, 2014      4 comments

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

the barely bearable lightness of not bingeing

Friday, July 18, 2014      13 comments

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

refusing to binge decreases the urges OVER TIME

Saturday, July 05, 2014      14 comments

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

on the passing of a colleague

Wednesday, July 02, 2014      9 comments

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

again, weight loss can't heal an eating disorder

Monday, June 30, 2014      7 comments

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

rather catty and superficial, but

Sunday, April 27, 2014      6 comments

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

Can we really see our bodies as they are?

Sunday, January 05, 2014      11 comments

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

Oh, the burden of not being agreed with- rant alert

Saturday, January 04, 2014      11 comments

Well, SO funny. I had a person come over for lunch yesterday to talk about eating issues because he saw me at the New Years Day brunch and noticed that Id lost weight. He did some really restricted program a few years ago, and I remember think... Read more


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