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 …

Apparently I’m a goody two shoes, even in my dreams.

I had a drinking dream last night. Actually, I had an almost drinking dream last night. I was in a liquor store, trying to decide between rum and vodka. I wanted to buy vodka, so people wouldn't smell booze on my breath, but I couldn't remember what to drink with it. I was fixated on coke as a …

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 …