Archive for November, 2009

Dealing with the "Forbidden Fruit"

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 29 November 2009 | 4 Comments
Categories: Eating Out

How can I better frame/label a dessert buffet, whether it is at a gathering at someone’s house or at a function, so that it is not such a big anxiety-ridden deal, that I don’t look at dessert as “forbidden fruit”? What if at future occasions where there is going to be dessert buffets, before I even get there, gave myself permission to […]

Compulsive Eating at Thanksgiving Dinner

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 27 November 2009 | 7 Comments
Categories: Thanksgiving

*Sigh*  I knew going into the holiday that it was going to be rough.  I always have a tough time when  there is a buffet of some sort.  I’m pretty good with “meal” foods, but it’s the buffet of desserts that gets me. The first step of OA is to admit that you are powerless […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 26 November 2009 | 1 Comment
Categories: Thanksgiving

Hey all, Just wanted to wish you a happy, smart-eating Thanksgiving.  There is a way to not overindulge this holiday.  Try to stop and think before you start eating something that is going to get you into trouble.  We can all do this, although it certainly won’t be easy.  Good luck to us all!

Dream Dinner Out as Non-Compulsive Overeater

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 25 November 2009 | 1 Comment
Categories: Eating Out

Man, what I would give to be able to have a normal relationship with food, instead of being a compulsive overeater, even just for one night out to eat.   Here is how this dream dinner at a restaurant would look…  (cue the dream sequence music…)  I would read over the entire menu and see what I was in the mood for, […]

The Pediatrician Confirmed our Fears

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 23 November 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: How my Eating Disorder Affects my Kids

My husband and I thought that our newly-minted 10-yr-old daughter has been looking pretty thin over the last six to nine months.  She had always been a picky eater (like her mom), but her zen for desserts/junk food seemed to be changing.  Whereas prior to that time, on any given day you could count on […]

Thanksgiving Dinner on My Mind

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 20 November 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is approaching and I’m already trying to wrap my brain around how I’m going to try to deal with the dinner.  Typically, we host so it’s easy for me to sort of control the menu and I can easily sneak into the kitchen and weigh/measure my food so I know exactly how much I’m having.   As you […]

Brownies Follow-Up

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 17 November 2009 | 5 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

So after the whole birthday party episode on Sunday night, last night, after giving it entirely way too much thought, I opted to eat an m&m brownie for dessert.  This time, I put it on a plate, and sat down.  I was very conscious about my eating and focused only on enjoying brownie.  I took little […]

I Got into the Brownies

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 16 November 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

So last night we hosted a handful of my daughter’s girlfriends and our immediate family to celebrate my daughter’s 10th birthday.  Double digits!  My daughter opted not to have cake, instead she wanted brownies and ice cream.  If this were a few months ago, I would have said that brownies are my kryptonite.  If I have learned anything from my […]

Why I Eat Salad When we go out for Dinner

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 15 November 2009 | 1 Comment
Categories: Eating Out

My husband asked me the other day why I always eat salad as my entrée whenever we go out to dinner.  The answer was a no-brainer for me – I get to stuff my mouth repeatedly with food, which fulfills my desire to feed my face, yet I get the most bang for the buck – I […]

Dealing with Being Hungry

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 12 November 2009 | 4 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

I am less frenzied and hungry today than I have been lately.  I wonder if the extra craziness has been my hormones.  Anyway, today I am making a concentrated effort to slow down when I’m eating.  I’m trying to be more conscious of not inhaling my food and trying to swallow it first, before putting more food into my mouth.  […]

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