Hi all! You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been a little more quiet than usual. I’m nearing the manuscript delivery deadline for my book, and I’ve been pouring so much into it that I’m basically…exhausted. It’s a good tired, but it’s still damn tired.
One thing that’s been on my mind during this whole process is how much my life has changed during my quest to get sane about food. How much stopping binge eating has actually affected every other area of my life. And none of it has anything to do with weight. It’s all about the journey—the steps I had to take to get better.
The books I read let me understand I wasn’t crazy, or a freak, for stuffing my face like I did allowed my self-esteem to start healing. Therapy helped me heal some of the deeper pain and fears that were often causing me to eat in the first place. Mentorship from and fellowship with people in my support groups gave me hope and tools and community. Meditation calmed my mind and took away some of the anxiety that also drove me to eat.
I’m still growing and changing—and my relationship with food continues to evolve—but I will say that I am more emotionally stable, more normal about food, more comfortable in my body, more comfortable with success and less afraid of change than I ever have been. It’s amazing, and I’m incredibly grateful for it.
Let’s make this day all about hope and gratitude: What ways (big OR small!) have you noticed yourself or your life change as you move forward and start healing your relationship with food?