Monday, May 31, 2010

Last Week's Inspiring Posts

  • It sounds like Charlie over at Diary of a Mad Overeater 2.0 is doing the same work as I am on Step One. I can totally relate to his very awesome, inspiring post "Step One Question One."
  • Check out a post called "Independence" from the blog Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder. I thought this was interesting - something I had never though about before:
"I went to an eating disorders/body image lecture a couple of weeks ago and the presenters noted that with each advancement in the women's movement, there has been an consequent increase in eating disorders."
  • I love this little poem that Miss Molly from The Happy Loser reminded me of.
  • I thought it was so funny that I came across a posting from Make Friends with Food called "Hate to Eat Alone? Or Love it?" because I just had a discussion about this in my group therapy session last week. I was telling everyone that I admire people who eat alone in restaurants. I have a weird stigma about eating alone and often avoid doing this in public, but then have horrible bingeing habits when eating alone in private. Let me know if you can relate!
Happy reading!


  1. In regards to your latest comment in my blog and letting go of your "perfect" recovery, there's a saying in the 12-Step rooms: "Progress, NOT perfection." None of our recovery programs will ever be perfect. We may slip, we may relapse, we may be triggered for the rest of our lives, but that doesn't mean we are bad people, weak, hopeless, or helpless. We can only live one day at a time. Progress! Not perfection!

  2. I have never been able to go to a restaurant and sit and eat alone. I think it may have to do with the idea that society has perpetuated that eating is supposed to be a social thing!? Who knows, but I'm right there with ya.

  3. Thanks for the link and the encouragement! We're all in this together. I added you to my blogroll... I'm feeling very beaten down today, but I have hope... My Higher Power is in control.