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Food For Thought

by on Aug.07, 2009, under Nutrition

I have a good friend that asked me to blog about food and exercise. This sounds simple, but for a person who struggled with eating disorders for twenty years, it is very complex.

I tried many different approaches to free myself from purging, binging and my addition to food.

I remember lying on my bathroom floor realizing that all I could do was try one more time to love and forgive myself and let go so that God could heal the broken shattered pieces of my life. Why is that moment ingrained in my mind? Have you ever felt like that when you knew something life changing was going to take place?

It was a moment in my life that I will never forget; change was happening, a pattern, a habit, and a addiction to food was being broken.

Here are a few key ingredients to my success:

Each day, I looked myself in the eyes, even when I threw up nines times that day, and told myself “I love you”.

I stopped running six to nine miles a day and started walking after each meal or snack giving me a sense of control and balance.

All processed foods and sugars were replaced with organic whole foods.

Thinking back to that day and even today, I believe in the gift we give ourselves; the gift of love, courage to never give up trying, and forgiveness.

Just remember how very special you are!

I will write about what I eat and my exercise next week, I promise.

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