Blog Announcement

While away, relaxing and unplugged on vacation, I gave a lot of thought to this blog. Next month will be my one year anniversary. What an amazing year it has been. The first half of the blog year was filled with my daily struggles with my compulsive overeating.

The second half of the blog year, through therapy, some great books and the blog world, in mid March the stars aligned for me. I found the faith and trust in myself and my body to feel confident enough to let go of my white-knuckle control/obsession with food. I resolved in my head the reasons I became a binger/compulsive overeater when I was a child. I took the leap from calorie counting, eating at certain times because of what the clock said, weighing/measuring food portions and getting on the scale at least once a day to just releasing all of those behaviors. I was ready to be freed from the chains that I let hold me all those years. I am now free and empowered.

Food no longer controls me or runs my life. It has no power over me. I will not let food have the control. I no longer eat because of the things that happened decades ago in my childhood. I no longer eat for emotional reasons. I enjoy the foods I want, when I want them, in moderation. I am not doing perfect Intuitive Eating, but I am intuitively eating in a way that is right for me.

When I find a passion in my life, I throw myself into it completely. This blog started off that way. I desperately needed an outlet to write about my issues with food. It was so easy to write every day, I had so much to work through, say and share. It was amazing therapy. You all were instrumental in that.

But as you know, I have been blogging less and the content has been less about my issues with food. I love the blog world, the community, and all it has given to me. I feel like I have taken so much from all of you – your kindness, support and inspiration. I can only hope that I somehow gave a fraction of that back to you.

By cutting back like I did a few months ago, I was trying to blog “half way” and that just doesn’t fit with my personality of going all out. I wanted to be part of the community, yet still have time to pursue other passions in my life. I have confirmed over these few months that there is no half way for me when it comes to blogging. I hated missing out on what everyone was saying, yet I was stressing myself out trying to find the time to write/read/comment. I just couldn’t find the balance that you all have seemed to have found.

I completely admire those of you who have came through the trenches with your eating disorders and still have fresh, creative ideas to keep on blogging. I truly marvel at how you do that. I am simply not that clever.

With that being said, I’m going to take a true break from this blog and the blog world.

With school starting up this week, I need to devote more time to my kids. I need to try to remain less stressed. I need to continue with my new found passion of triathlons, as well as having time to give myself an opportunity to write a book of my memoirs, my journey through this eating disorder. I want to somehow pay forward the things I have learned throughout these past few years about overcoming this sickness I’ve had for over 30 years called compulsive overeating. I feel good recognizing that these are my needs and that I’m trying to take care of them and myself.

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your unending support and constant inspiration. I don’t think I’d be recovered today without all of you.

So with that, I bid you a very fond farewell. Or perhaps I should say – until another time…

PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me if you want to ‘chat’ or if for some reason you want me to guest post. I definitely want to stay in touch, as I have become ‘close’ to many of you and truly consider you my friends. If any newcomers read this, please feel free to contact me as well, I’m happy to help if I can.

I’m sure I will still lurk around here and there as I slowly pull away from this amazing blog world.

One Day at a Time... Nurture myself... Awareness... Letting Go... Listen to my Body

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  1. fluffyglutton
    26 March 2011, 7:31 am

    Just wanted to tell you that you are an inspiration! I am looking forward to continue reading your blog. I have some history to catch up on though! I have my own blog, as I am currently battling my ove-eating.
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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    aw, thank you so much!
    good luck w/your battle. you can beat it. food does not have to rule your life.

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  2. tanya
    27 March 2011, 4:01 pm

    I think you have a wonderful way of helping others through what you have experienced…
    this is another blog that i have found to be helpful to others…as you aren’t writting anymore..
    hope you don’t mind..know we all like to help others:)

    have you read the blog”can you stay for dinner” …she lost 135lbs and has kept it off…here is her link on emotional eating

    http://canyoustayfordinner.com/2011/03/22/emotional-hunger/

    she also tells of the book ..woman food and god..by Geneen Roth
    all very informative!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks for your kind words, and thanks for the link and book title. yes, help is always appreciated. 🙂
    no worries about the three times, i deleted them.

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  3. tanya
    27 March 2011, 4:02 pm

    i’m sorry I don’t know how it ended up 3 times..sorry!

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  4. Sandra
    30 August 2011, 2:42 pm

    I just found your blog today…what a great uplifting read! Thanks for your contribution to binge eaters!
    I look forward to reading your past post.

    Sandra

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks for stopping by and for your kind words, sandra.

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