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 […]

Words of Wisdom from my Therapist about Compulsive Eating

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 25 January 2010 | 12 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

Here is something I asked my therapist recently and his response really resonated with me. I hope it will for you too… I asked…nibbling my kids snacks or stealing a bite of this or that, is it ok to just chalk it up as “normal” behavior as opposed to my thinking that it’s me being […]

Stomach Virus Gave Me Glimpse of Intuitive Eating

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 24 January 2010 | 17 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

The one silver lining of this stomach virus that is working it’s way through my system is that it gave me insight into the world I’m teetering on the edge of – intuitive eating. I’ve had to listen to my body’s signals (even though my body is sick and it wasn’t “the real world” for […]

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 […]

Hypnotherapy for Compulsive Eating

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 22 December 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

Back in the spring, a dear friend told me about hypnotherapy. She told me that she knew of a woman who helped people to stop smoking and get over other addictions. Willing to do just about anything to help me with this eating disorder, I called the woman. Though she was retired, she was willing […]

Moving My Blog Platform While Trying to Keeping My Abstinence and Sanity

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 06 December 2009 | 5 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

Hi and welcome to my first blog on my new platform! I can’t even begin to tell you how painfully frustrating it was to change my blog to be located on wordpress.com to wordpress.org.  The hosting site I used was really great. They seemingly handled everything, which was fabulous for a non-techy like me.  However, for some […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eating Popcorn at a Comedy Club

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 17 October 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Eating Out

Such as this sickness does to me, I’m already thinking about how I’m going to handle eating out at a comedy club a couple of weeks away.  The last time we went there, they had baskets of  popcorn on each of the tables with endless refills from the waitress.  So for me, it was either […]

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