Circa 2014 I was addicted to sugar. When I was unhappy, stressed, bored, or judgemental of myself I would reach for drugstore candy, vending machine snacks, chocolate - whatever I could get my hands on. We'll save the emotional connection to food story for another day, but it became a serious problem. One that escalated … Continue reading Sugar & Flour Free Life: My Story + How to Start
You may be asking yourself, then why voluntarily go back to a place that seems so dangerous for your mental health? My answer being, it's complicated.
Confession ... I'm in a funk. Mentally I am just not where I want to be and I can't seem to shake it. The past few days I've been dragging my feet, overwhelmed with waves of exhaustion, and drained of energy. I can usually pinpoint the trigger: work stress, low self-esteem, boy troubles, exhaustion, but … Continue reading Vent Sesh: In a Funk, Predicting Self-Sabotage & Showing Up
I've sprinkled the topic of my recovery here & there on the blog, but haven't really gone into detail. To put it simply, I am an addict. Sugar and carbs are my drug of choice. My battle with the need to control my food began age nine and developed into a Binge Eating Disorder. What … Continue reading Real Talk: Recovery Relapse
I've been thinking a lot recently how much power the scale holds over me. I don't want to make a generalization, but it seems to be this way for most woman, no matter what age, size, race, etc. The only way I can think of describing the feeling is in a metaphor. Weight and that … Continue reading Power of the Scale
I'll come out and admit it - I LOVE a routine. It's consistent, low risk, and prevents any unforeseen events from occurring. But, as with most habits or rituals, we can't live our in this strict structure mindset 100% of the time - because it's LIFE and that becomes boring!
I read this really great article "5 Life-Changing Questions To Ask Yourself When You’re Feeling Unmotivated" and I thought about my goals in different areas of my life. Thought it would be interesting to try to identify the behaviors/attitudes/etc that are holding me back from reaching my goals!
Oh hello Internet friends (or jut myself for now!) I figured something would be good for me to have some minimal accountability on this journey. Not accountability for weight loss, perfection, a perfect size, etc - but for maintenance, acceptance, peace of mind, and happiness.