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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 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

I think I love this woman

Saturday, December 21, 2013      6 comments

abcnews.go.com/GMA/video
/Australian-mom-lashes-bac
k-fit-mom-21244555 I mean the "realistic" mom. Thanks to Christa! ... Read more

If you fear obesity

Tuesday, October 29, 2013      12 comments

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

Back to high school weight

Sunday, September 22, 2013      13 comments

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

This bears repeating...

Sunday, September 15, 2013      10 comments

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


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