Thursday, June 28, 2012

Non-Diet Nutshell

Here's a short and sweet outline of Intuitive Eating:

What do you think?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Body Image

Someone shared this article with me recently. There is much in it I can relate to. Can you?

Monday, June 18, 2012


It occurred to me the other day, that it had been years since I last flew a kite. So I went out and bought one. I had to wait a while for the right day, but it was well worth the wait. It's amazing the feeling that come from launching a colorful shape up in the air and standing holding onto the string as it flutters overhead, tail streaming in the breeze.

When you look around, you notice everyone is smiling.

When's the last time you flew a kite?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What She Said

I recently overheard a conversation between a couple of women discussing how much they 'hate' their thighs or some other part of their body. Usually it's thighs, but other parts figure in as well.

I remember the days when I said things like that. I'm not sure if I ever really meant what I said back then. I do know I don't think or talk about hating parts of myself anymore. There are unfortunately a few messages on this scale that hit too close to home.

There's always something to work on. 

Monday, June 11, 2012


You know those things you put off until ____? Many of us have them. The places you'll go, the things you'll do...

The clothes you'll buy.

Like many women, I've put off buying myself any new clothes. The other day I decided I deserved better than to go around wearing the same few things day after day, or worse, things that didn't fit well so made me feel particularly frumpy.

So, I went out and bought a few things. Not a lot. Just a couple of things I really needed that I'd been putting off.

And then I promised myself I wouldn't put it off so long next time.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Other People's Food

Just when I think I'm doing well with my efforts to eat within hunger/fullness; not eating when I'm not hungry, and stopping when I'm full, regardless of how much food is left on my plate, a variation from my usual routine demonstrates to me that I still have considerable work to do when eating 'Other People's Food', hereafter to be known as 'OPF'. 

At home, it's fairly easy. I cook and serve the food. It's food I'm familiar with and I can judge fairly accurately how much food I require and an serve myself that much. If I need a bit more, I can get it. If I need a bit less, I leave some. On the rare occasions when we go out, that's also not a problem. We either share a meal, or I take part of mine home.

Not so easy for me is OPF. I don't know if it's the need to be 'polite' or what, but I take too much to begin with and then once it's on my plate, I feel like I 'have' to eat it. I had dinner at a friend's recently when this happened. Even though I was full by the time I finished half of it, I continued eating until it was gone.

How do you handle OPF?

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Weekend of Moments

Just remembering the wonderful weekend I had recently. There was a bit of everything - 'play'-time (tennis), a BBQ with good friends, breakfast on the patio on a sunny morning, a pool party - even some rain.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Good Morning, June

We have a busy day ahead. Gardening, swimming and a BBQ at the park with friends. But for now, I'm enjoying the early morning peace before the day begins. The sun is warm and there is a slight cooling breeze. The neighborhood is quiet - or at least as quiet as it gets. Just the sounds of the wind in the trees, the trickling fountain, and of course, lots of twittery birds.

Today was my weigh-in day - until the day I can back away from the scale for good, that is. I've felt like I've lost a bit of weight, and it turns out I'm down almost two pounds. Not bad for two weeks of not dieting.