THANK YOU

I blog for so many reasons and right now, I want to thank you — my readers — for your loyalty and unwavering support during this PR nightmare I’m entrenched in. I’d also like to thank the new readers who sought out my blog and see the truth behind that completely false and horribly spun Daily Mail story.

As it turns out, the managing editor contacted me back this morning and told me they’d pulled the story and were “investigating.” Um, perhaps you should have done that BEFORE you plastered my name and face and my daughter’s name and face on your site without any conversations with me??!! Without my permission?!!

To say I feel violated is an understatement. Continue reading “THANK YOU”

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“Pregorexia”

Reading about pregorexia (a term often used to describe preoccupation with weight control through extreme dieting and exercising while pregnant) in a recent New York Times blog post Cathy shared with me, “During Pregnancy, Starving for Two” just made me want to cry.

Part of the reason I’m on this journey to be past my disordered eating behaviors is so I can someday 1) get pregnant and 2) carry and deliver a healthy baby and 3) be a good role model of a mom to my children.

I know every day I don’t engage in DE behaviors makes me one step closer to this someday being a real possiblity: that this will be in my past. Every day I choose to be kind to my body, fuel it well, work it moderately … I’m doing my body, mind and soul a favor. Continue reading ““Pregorexia””

Diet: A Dirty Four-Letter Word

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There are many words in the English language that I don’t like.

Topping the list is the word “diet.”

In its truest form, “diet” simply refers to what we eat.

From the Webster’s: diet –noun 1. food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health: Milk is a wholesome article of diet.

2. a particular selection of food, esp. as designed or prescribed to improve a person’s physical condition or to prevent or treat a disease: a diet low in sugar.

I know I use the word in both those ways.

However, one could also argue I also use it in the third sense of the word: 3. such a selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight. Continue reading “Diet: A Dirty Four-Letter Word”