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planning for my breaks
Saturday, September 02, 2017      5 comments

I don't always plan ahead for breaks but I got inspired. I booked four days during my fall break at an Airbnb in the mountains about two hours away. I felt it was almost an omen. It was in a community I"ve thought of visiting but had forgo... Read more
Just lost a cooking staple
Thursday, July 13, 2017      12 comments

I can't believe I did this while making dinner. I had my trusty panini grill on a counter, as I always do. I was trying to get the last of some sauce off the bottom plate and just pushed a bit too much, sending it over the edge and onto the conc... Read more
Delightful find in downtown San Diego
Sunday, July 02, 2017      9 comments

In a sea of restaurants full of white bread sandwiches, not-my-kind-of-fat drenched foods, and too much salt and sugar, I found a little kebab place with such great stuff! I don't always go vegetarian but I did today. So scrumptious. I ate about... Read more
Won't eat over this
Monday, May 01, 2017      10 comments

I was gone for several days on a trip and was finishing getting ready for work when my neighbor called to tell me that my water main from the city to the house had broken and water was rushing down the hillside below his house. It turns out the... Read more
unexpected and not necessary to maintain
Friday, April 21, 2017      6 comments

Hope it won't trigger anyone but for the heck of it I weighed myself today, and I am actually 6/10th of a lb. UNDER what my same height/age cohort considers their ideal weight! For most of this journey, I never imagined I would get to this poin... Read more
A repeat lesson on compulsive/emotional eating
Saturday, April 15, 2017      9 comments

Someone may benefit from my repeating this, so I'll say it. It came to me because a member on Living Binge Free shared how often during the week she had had to choose over and over again not to slip into compulsive eating. Years ago when I... Read more
Desire isn't a good indicator of what will satisfy
Monday, March 20, 2017      3 comments

I spent a long time over the course of a morning writing this and it led to the title, but it's not how I started. I'll just include the whole thing anyway, even though it I start off with a different focus. I sure see why some people thin... Read more
more musings on reasons to eat
Friday, March 17, 2017      6 comments

I've come to think that nearly all our impulses to eat, even real hunger, are not actually signs that we NEED to eat. (We already know that fake hunger is actually a sign we don't need to eat!) We really don't need to eat very much, though we ce... Read more
On motivation and handling failures for compulsive eaters, again
Saturday, March 11, 2017      29 comments

I've probably said something similar before, but we nearly all need reinforcement of the new thinking and behaving habits because the culture is such a tide against them. This was in response to someone talking about the typical thoughts m... Read more
Saturday, February 11, 2017      11 comments

I've been cutting back a bit on the number of eating events (meal or snack) over the course of a week. I've also been varying my meal content differently. I would have had a hard time doing this in my early days of striving to be binge free, an... Read more
divorcing the marriage to eating approval
Saturday, December 03, 2016      15 comments

Ladies, a rant is coming. It may not support your efforts but I don't know how to warn you in advance, yet I think in the end, at least for me, it will actually help. Okay, here it is. I am sick and tired of any influences that tell me I a... Read more
calorie estimating
Monday, July 11, 2016      6 comments

Those who know me know that I have not recorded calories for years. I had done it, as well as other ways of "counting" food. Years ago, I pretty much left it officially behind, though I was aware of a general sense of what the basics are. Of cou... Read more
POSSIBLE help preventing Alzheimer's
Monday, February 08, 2016      9 comments

I'm not claiming that this is the definitive word on diet to prevent Alzheimers, but it did catch my attention, and seemed doable. It's the MIND diet (see below), as Missusriverrat mentioned in response to my last blog. I already do a lot ... Read more
eating for a health issue
Friday, February 05, 2016      12 comments

Changing my health was never a real, true motivation for me in my old attempts to change my eating habits. Oh, when I was a lot younger, I paid lip service to it all being about health, but it wasn't, or I wouldn't have fudged so much. Even at m... Read more
OCD, etc., and compulsive eating: my take (again)
Saturday, January 09, 2016      22 comments

Whatever people call it, the addictive voice, the Feast Beast, a personal name, etc., all overeaters get thoughts that tell them it's okay for a multitude of reasons to overeat and subconsciously makes them feel really antsy if they don't. It wi... Read more

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