This is not another piece about how to maintain one's diet through the holidays. This is a piece about saying fuck it to that nonsense. I've lost 15 pounds since August and that's pretty great. I've found nutritional strategies that work for me both physically and emotionally. Here's why it's working, though, and why I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Diet Strategy
Very few of you comment directly on this blog. You will, however, contact me privately with your thoughts. I find this completely understandable; I rarely comment on blogs, either. I tend to doubt whether anything I might add to a conversation will have any value, and then decide it likely won't and return to watching … Continue reading Follow up: I shouldn’t want to be smaller and neither should you
When I don't have a torrent of emotional angst to release I struggle to write. It's easy to empathize with the great artists and writers who had emotional and mental health issues. When I'm in a dark place is when the words flow easiest. When I'm doing well? I haven't a clue what words are. … Continue reading I shouldn’t want to be a smaller size and neither should you
Suppressed emotions during depression cause a fear of writing. Depression and writer's block go hand-in-hand. It isn't until the suppressed emotions are uncovered and addressed that a depressive spell lifts and writing can begin again.
I'm working hard to address and conquer my binge eating tendencies by reading the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. I am excited about this journey, although it did have a rocky start. I've written about my bingeing issues and my attempts at self-love in the past. The posts are here: Binge … Continue reading Intuitive Eating: Binge Eating Update
The weather is getting warm out and it's time to put away the big long cozy sweaters I've been wrapped in all winter. For the past two days, I've been wearing outfits that show my shape. Yesterday I wore a t-shirt and a denim jacket with jeans. Several times through the course of the day … Continue reading Depression, weight gain, and self hatred
Me: Will you take some photos of me to use for online dating while we're working in your yard today? Friend: YES! Me: Awesome! I want some full body shots in workout clothes so guys will know what they're getting and nobody is pretending anything. Friend: I think you're being a bit negative about the … Continue reading Body Image Musings
It occurred to me that I might go to a coffee shop to write today but I lack the nerve. While I've recovered to a large degree, I am still hesitant to go to a new place alone. I hope to someday soon have that small amount of courage. I think I would enjoy being … Continue reading Getting Stronger, Inside and Out