Social media has a way of highlighting our collective tendency to compare ourselves to other people. It’s often said that social media is a “highlight reel,” meaning that we end up comparing our regular, standard, everyday lives to the cleanest, prettiest, proudest and most polished moments in somebody else’s. Nobody’s life is perfect. However, comparison … More I used to be so _______________.
Back in October, my husband and I took a day trip to Wisconsin to hike at Holy Hill. (For those of you who aren’t from the Chicago area, Holy Hill is a beautiful basilica in a wooded area, Northwest of Milwaukee.) We’d been there a few years prior, but later in the season. It was … More Being Hungry Isn’t the Same as Overeating
Historically, breakfast and I have a complicated relationship. In the beginning stages of my eating disorder, I always ate breakfast but I had extremely strict rules about it. The only food I’d allow myself to eat for breakfast was oatmeal, and I was really strict about the amount, the pace I ate it, the temperature … More Do the Thing You Don’t Want to Do (a Story About Breakfast)
I thought losing weight was going to fix all my problems for me. But it didn’t. Really, it only created more problems. #notworthit As humans in general, I think we’re always on the lookout for the next easy fix. We want to find that one secret solution that will make our lives easier so that … More Body Image or Body Idolatry?
Thanksgiving used to be the one of the worst days of the year for me in terms of my relationship with food. Usually, I’d spend the whole day eating very little, if anything at all, and running a few extra miles. I needed to proactively create a calorie deficit, I thought, because I wanted to … More How to Not Binge: Thanksgiving Edition (& a recipe for crustless pumpkin pie)