Day two.

Checking in on Day Two (2) of my nicorette gum withdrawals... I am currently drinking my coffee, wishing I could chew a piece of nicorette gum with it. The feeling of emptiness is somehow excruciating without being physically painful. I know intellectually that withdrawal and cravings go away (from my experience quitting drinking). But, like …

This – just listen to this.

http://isabelfoxenduke.com/struggling-with-intuitive-eating-faqs-with-evelyn-tribole/ And then we can talk about losing weight "for health", sugar addiction and anything else you thought was real, true and right - because: science. What my coach IFD and the co-author of Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tribole, have to say on these topics and more is so important for women. It's important, full stop, …

What other people want for me, and for the world.

A lot of people want me to like myself more. There's some discomfort reading about my discomfort. Or hearing about it, in person. Some people tell me I'm exaggerating my size. I'm not fat enough to see myself as anything other than acceptable and within the normal range. Other people generously heap praise and sympathy …

Moderating.

Here's a little nugget to chew on. I was chatting with my diet-ditching coach Isabel Foxen Duke the other day, bemoaning my old "fat feelings" that cropped up after my yoga retreat. I said something like "I know I know. Restricting my food won't solve whatever it is I'm actually feeling. But the urge is …

The CDC tells doctors to stop making things worse with weight-based health advice.

From the Center for Disease Control's web site: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2017/17_0006.htm Do No Harm: Moving Beyond Weight Loss to Emphasize Physical Activity at Every Size ESSAY — Volume 14 — April 20, 2017   Format: Emily Dollar, BA1; Margit Berman, PhD1,2; Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD1,3,4,5 (View author affiliations) Suggested citation for this article: Dollar E, Berman M, Adachi-Mejia AM. …

Sober friends.

A friend of mine is celebrating her one year sober today, and another friend is about to hit 500 days. It's inspiring. I feel so lucky to know both of them. Actually, I feel so lucky to know anyone else who is choosing to live life without drinking. They are amazing women too. One of …