My New Way of Eating Tested at Two Events

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 06 April 2010 | 21 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff, Holiday Eating, intuitive eating

So I blathered on the other day about how on Saturday 3/27 I tried my first day at intuitive eating. It just so happened that was the same day as my nephew’s 3rd birthday party. Typically, going to my sister-in-laws house for any event fills me with anxiety. For some reason, I was still holding […]

Intuitive Eating

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 20 December 2009 | 7 Comments
Categories: Helpful Books

We were supposed to go to a family Chanukah party today, but due to the snowstorm, it was cancelled.  I was planning on blogging about how I made out out this party, which is notorious for having really delish desserts.  So with that plan being foiled, I have decided to write about this great book […]

The Day after our Holiday Party

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 14 December 2009 | 4 Comments
Categories: Holiday Eating

Warning, there are graphic descriptions of decadent food, so beware!   So I went into the party with the mindset that no foods were forbidden and that it would be ok if I indulged a bit in the desserts.  I tried to allow myself that freedom and not be so restrictive.  I spoke to my […]

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 […]

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 […]

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