Constantly Wishing I looked Like Someone Else (Reader Letter)

Hi babes,

I am coming at you today from my bed, boom. Do any of you remember Dear Sugar, that relationship coloumn by Cheryl Strayed?

God, I LOVED that. I still go back and read them from time to time if I am having a relationship lull or feeling sad  or need some inspiration or whatever.

I want to share with you letters or DM’s that I get from you guys and respond to them, much like Dear Sugar. I will share these letters with permission of the writer and of course it wil be confidential. But I believe that it will help so many of us dealing with a less then stellar relationship with food, body and ourselves.

As women, we have the gift of gab and talking about (or in this case reading) about can really help kick start the healing.

So without further ado, here is DM numero uno:

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Emotionally Full vs Physcially Full From Food

 

As you know, I lived in a diet mentality and dealt with an eating disorder for 10 years and it was a real fucking ordeal.

Every day for a decade my mind was consumed by the thought of food, calories, weight and the way I looked. The insecurity, self-doubt, depression, shame, loneliness, the hunger; physical and emotional.

It screws with you.

When your first and last thought of the day is what you ate, what you didn’t eat or should you eat at all for that extended period of time, it’s damn near impossible to know peace, joy, freedom, love or happiness.

It’s a self-inflicted food prison with no window to the outside. 

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