Because I’m Happy…

I think one of the most difficult barriers I’ve encountered on my journey towards self acceptance is the constant barrage of input telling me that people in larger bodies can’t really be “happy”.  In stark contrast to the “fat and jolly” stereotype is the notion that all fat people are unhappy deep down.  And this…

Today is a 7.

Originally posted on Dear Bee:
Dear Bee,  Finally, a week has passed without any eating disorder behaviors. This used to be an insignificant milestone for me. MONTHS was how I tracked it. Lately, however, it has been more of a battle, and, so I’ll take the small victory. Because I’m being kind to myself 🙂…

Shiver Me Thinner

Originally posted on Nailsbails:
“Care Instructions: tumble-dry low and then never wear again.” I’m finally cool. After years of ho-ho dieting, I’ve gotten back down to my college weight, and I’ve never felt cooler. Literally. As in, I’m freezing. This morning, my hands turned blue, and I had to put on a down jacket and…

My allies in Intuitive Eating

So who are my allies in this process? Yesterday, I described the ways I can use my diet rebel and nutrition informant; but what about the food anthropologist, nurturer, and intuitive eater (aka me)? Tribole and Resch describe the food anthropologist as an observer, a scientist of sorts. There are no judgments, no opinions, no rules. This…

Whose are those destructive voices that work against me?

So we know that Chatty Kathy is the chief of my food police, in keeping with Tribole and Resch’s Intuitive Eating model, I know that I also have a diet rebel (sort of the James Dean of dieting) and a nutrition informant (Ms. Tattletale). So let’s look a bit closer at how each operate. Kathy does such…