Let Them Eat Cake…..

For 20+ years, I was bulimic.  I still consider myself recovering, although it’s been at least eight years since I have had any sort of incident.  People with eating disorders sometimes focus on battling one disorder, only to later develop another unintentionally.  From my teens until my late 30s, my entire world revolved around what I was putting in my mouth and denying myself something.  When I didn’t deny myself, I knew how to get rid of it.  I knew that I was probably destroying my teeth and everytime I had a dentist appointment, I worried that the doctor would notice. During my divorce, when everything in my life revolved around food, I decided I needed help.  I worked with a fantastic counselor who specialized in bulimia.  While I learned the mechanics for why I was doing what I did (feeling my world was out of control and I COULD control what went into and out of my mouth), I don’t think I ever figured out emotionally what helped contribute to my disorder.

Fast forward another ten years and I would categorize myself as a compulsive eater.  I think I had denied myself for so long that now my philosophy has become “what the hell?”  Not exactly healthy thinking. (more…)

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Accountability for Actions?

Summer  weather is well underway and my last post was in January – ouch!  I’ve avoided my blog for several months and for numerous reasons, all excuses. 

I’ve had a difficult time these past few months.  I am not sure where my head has been, only that it’s not been in taking care of myself.  Surprisingly, my summer clothes from last year still fit.  I have no explanation for this except that I obviously was not in shape then either.

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    7 egg whites;
    1.5 C skim milk
    (for quiche shown)
    Add 1 C chopped vidalia onion (sauteed in oil first)
    1 chopped red pepper (sauteed with onion)
    1 10 oz. box of spinach (also sauteed)

    Heat oven to 450 and bake for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 375 for an additional 30 minutes. During the last 15 mins. add approximately 2 C of sharp cheddar cheese.

    This will yield approximately 6 large pieces, amounting to around 110 calories per piece.

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