October 2017 - My Mind My Body

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Month: October 2017

But I Just Ate!

But I Just Ate!

Have you ever been on a road trip and took a bathroom break only to feel the need to stop again 30 minutes later? Annoyed parents everywhere shake their heads at their kids while pulling over before the upholstery is ruined. Kids are notorious for this, but I’m an adult and this happens to me sometimes. Of course, I stop and take care of business before I go along my merry way. However, if I apply this circumstance to food, I would scoff at eating a mere 30 minutes after finishing a meal. If I don’t think twice about honoring my need to use the little girl’s room, then why do I question my body when it’s hungry?

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I Gained a Pound!

I Gained a Pound!

There are two things you should know about me: 1) I sometimes blow things out of proportion and 2) I have a tendency toward pessimism. These qualities have always been part of who I am and I’m okay with that. Although I am now working on lessening their impact in my life, they played a major role in my thoughts and behaviors when I dieted. They were never more obvious than when I stepped on the scale during my morning ritual and saw that I had gained weight.

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Journaling

Journaling

Many people use journaling as a form of expressing and reflecting on their feelings. It can be used to explore ideas or clear your head of mindless clutter. Journaling can also be a written record of your life. But can journaling help you make progress with intuitive eating? Yes….and no.  I explore this in “To Journal or Not to Journal?

My “Why I Am Awesome” List!

My “Why I Am Awesome” List!

Like everyone, I have “good” days and “bad” days. Some days I feel like nothing can go wrong and other days I feel like getting out of bed is a chore. When I feel good and my mood is elevated, I can easily come up with nice things to say about myself. When my mood is low, I often lose sight of those positive traits even though they’re still there underneath it all. I decided to create a list as a way to document the qualities that make me who I am. Without further ado, here is why I am awesome!

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My Body: A Marvelous Machine

My Body: A Marvelous Machine

Have you ever injured your pinky finger and then realized how much you actually use that finger? This recently happened to me when my pinky finger became a little too intimate with the stove. Immediately after the injury, I thought to myself “Oh, it’s just my pinky finger. No big deal!” As I healed over the next few days, it became glaringly obvious just how much I rely on that small part of my body. It’s like whenever I’m injured, I am always reminded that every part of me serves a purpose and that I frequently take my body for granted.

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