Greetings! Here is a free compilation of a few of my articles about my first steps towards recovery from an eating disorder. It also includes a brand new introduction!
When I decided to stop dieting, I re-wired my brain with the help of a visual reminder. Check out “Post-It Therapy” for helpful quotes just like this one that I used!
I love moving my body. It makes me feel good, especially when I’m outdoors. I’ve been going stir crazy this last week since I’ve been stuck indoors due to the wildfires. I shouldn’t complain though. I still have my house and my family. I’m not in direct danger and the worst that is going on in my area is the bad air quality. I really feel for those who have been directly affected by the wildfires. #wildfires #exercise
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) November 18, 2018
The social stigma with being fat does not compare to that of being skinny. But this leads me to a bigger question of why is body-shaming in any capacity acceptable? Read about this in the article “It’s All Just Body-Shaming!“
My husband and I recently paid his parents a visit. Well, this visit must have meant a lot to my mother-in-law because she really went all out. Rather than simply ordering a pizza, she laid out a whole spread for us. We had fruit, salad, cheese bread, and every single sandwich fixing you can think of. She even made apple cake for dessert! As I was eating, I started thinking about buffets. The meal at my mother-in-law’s house was far from what I would consider a buffet, but it was buffet-like in the sense that I had a variety of foods to choose from, some of which I don’t normally have on hand. Buffets, and even potlucks, can be hard for me because they’re so different than other types of eating experiences. …