Valentine’s Day Candy

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 15 February 2010 | 19 Comments
Categories: Dealing with Holidays

I was in an emotional whirlwind of emotions Valentine’s Day morning. I had asked my husband to buy just a couple of one of my favorite things – dark chocolate covered oreos. I strongly urged to please just get a few, so that I could have a treat, but not be tempted by them if […]

I Feel Like I Just Went on a Binge

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 03 February 2010 | 10 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

Ugh! Last night I felt so gross and bloated. I felt like how I used to back in my binging days. I felt like I ate everything in my house that wasn’t nailed down. I was overstuffed, bloated, very uncomfortable in my skin and just blah. I remember this horrible feeling oh so well. It […]

Why is Deliberately Adding Calories So Hard to Do?

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 29 January 2010 | 2 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

What the heck is wrong with me? Hello! I’ve been a compulsive eater for over 30 years for goodness sake, why am I having so much trouble with eating extra food treats to make up for all the calories I didn’t eat while I was sick for a week? I have a free pass, that […]

Caught Between a Rock and Hard Place

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 27 January 2010 | 12 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

So my appetite is mostly back after the stomach virus, that’s the good news. The not so good news is that while trying to learn from this tuning-in-to-my-body experience of the virus and trying to listen to my body’s hunger and satiation cues, I’m finding that I’m not eating as much as I usually do. […]

How I Remain Binge-Free

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 26 January 2010 | 13 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

It’s been over two years now that I’ve been abstinent / binge-free. Though I’m in recovery from 30+ years of compulsive eating and binging, I do still have my struggles. However, there are some things that I have learned along the way that got me to where I am today. So here goes… 1. I […]

Stomach Virus and the Compulsive Eater

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 22 January 2010 | 10 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

So what started as fever, aches, headache, chills, sweats and an upset stomach on Tuesday in the middle of the night through Wednesday has boiled down to an upset stomach, also known as the lovely stomach virus. I am typically not a stomach ailment person, so it’s a little weird for me to deal with. […]

Another Side of Me -The Exerciser

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 19 January 2010 | 4 Comments
Categories: Uncategorized

Up until now I’ve really only written about my 30+ year battle with compulsive eating. But I’m ready now to present another side of me, another compulsive behavior that I have — I go to the gym four days a week like clockwork and have to do deep breathing exercises if I’m not going to […]

Dinner with Family

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 27 December 2009 | 6 Comments
Categories: Eating Out

We went to my sister-in-law’s house for dinner a couple of nights ago to hang out and exchange gifts between the kids. Chanukah had already ended, but this night happened to be the best night to get together. I had just got back from the therapist a few hours prior and had a bunch of […]

My Daughter is Eating Better

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 13 December 2009 | 1 Comment
Categories: How my Eating Disorder Affects my Kids

Just wanted to give you an update on my daughter and her eating.    She seems to be eating more lately, which I’m very happy about.  It’s very bizarre to go from saying “careful, don’t eat too much or you will get a belly ache” to “go ahead and have some more!!”, a whole mindset […]

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 […]

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