You can do more than you think you can
The ice skating rink I've been going to closes next week. There's another one that's open year round, but it's farther away and more expensive. This one was convenient because it was also near the store I pick up some pet stuff at -- and normall... Read more
But it's an honest mistake . . .
I think we've all been there: we think we've counted something correctly (whatever you happen to be counting) and then find out and/or realize that it was actually way more than we counted it as.
What to do?
Stick to the plan. Maybe th... Read more
Quantity AND quality
Yup, I am one of those lucky ones that needs good quality food AND good quantities, too. It's a dilemma. 3 bites of dessert just doesn't do it for me. A 1 cup smoothie doesn't cut it.
They say you eat with your eyes first -- I know I sure ... Read more
People suffering from orthorexia may display some of the following signs:
Feeling virtuous about what they eat, but not enjoying their food much
Continually cutting foods from their diet
Experiencing a reduced quality of life or social ... Read more
Learning to live broken
Somewhere along the way, I got broken. I don't even quite no how it started. I'd like to say I know when it started, but I'm not sure I really do.
I wasn't a heavy child. Nor was I an active child. Oh, I swam, I bowled, I ice skated & rolle... Read more
Because we don't have enough acronyms in our lives. GSF = grocery store find.
This falls into the slightly processed side, but it's hard to live your life without any processed foods at all. And maybe you already knew about these, but I did... Read more
Exercise outside to beat the blues & raw food finds
I've been feeling kind of blah this weekend. Bored. Not wanting to do much. I'm sure the weather -- the snow, the grayness -- has something to do with it. I'm even more sure that I've been missing my walks outside.
One of the things I've al... Read more
An end of meal ritual
I read somewhere about having a ritual that signifies the end of your meal. So I've been trying that out -- becoming my parents, always having a cup of tea at the end of my meal.
I often did have a cup of tea after a meal, but not always. I... Read more
Just what is normal eating, anyway?
My husband doesn't much think about his next meal. Oh, he wants to know what's for dinner, but he certainly doesn't count points, worry about how many fruits & veggies he's consumed, or how much water (if... Read more
Giving myself permission
It's funny how sometimes when we give ourselves permission to do something, it actually makes our lives easier.
I gave myself permission to eat BLTs and not record points -- as long as I eat them mindfully and ALWAYs write them down. I thi... Read more
The perfect storm
Warning: a bit of whining ahead.
Our thoughts are so powerful. I can remember telling DH, before our move, that I wouldn't be terribly happy if I have to shovel the driveway while he's away on a business trip somewhere warm.
So he's in... Read more
Fear of imperfection
It's one I'm sure a lot of us share. How many times in your life have you either not done something or abandoned it because you couldn't do it perfectly? Of course, this one is all tied up in the fear of failing, too.
I probably learned thi... Read more
Fear of failure
I was watching a kid skate last week. Maybe he was 6 years old. And he was fearless. Bombing around on the ice, coming to ice-showering stops.
I don't think I have ever been that way. I've always had a fear of hurting myself. I didn't part... Read more
For about a week and a half. I've both been looking forward to being on my own again, and not. It's nice to be part of a team.
I look forward to it because I get to eat the way I want to. No, not binging or anything -- but vegetarian (exce... Read more
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If you're obssessed with food . . .
. . . you should talk to your doctor about whether or not you might have an eating disorder.
Let me preface this blog by saying that I know eating disorders are real, that they are very painful, and I am not in any way, shape, or form tryin... Read more