The Binge Free Blog

Welcome to The Binge Free Blog. Here you will find encouragement, insights and stories about overcoming binge eating disorder, bulimia, anxiety and depression. I am not a doctor or mental health professional. I am a traveler on this this road I write about. But if I can overcome, you can too! Also check out the menu for articles on how you can start the binge-free journey.

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…emotions and feelings are very complex subjects, and trying to explain that fat is not a feeling just complicates things even more. Only by embracing my experience of feeling fat could I learn to recognize other emotions and get some meaning back into my life.

Someone once wrote me that she was sorry I shared her “sorted history” of dieting and body image issues. It reminded me of someone saying ‘I’m sorry for your loss’ at a funeral. But this got me thinking, am I sorry for my past? Was my past a loss? How much of my past still […]

…I can still trust my body without expecting it to be any certain size. This attitude allows my body to function at an optimal level.

My body may have lumps and bumps, but it has kept me alive even when I tried to force it into someone else’s mold. It is perfect imperfection in its function and design and I appreciate every inch of it. It is the representation of me on this earth. And whether it is thin or fat or in between, I love it enough to present it to the world in the best way I can, but I respect it enough to allow it to look and function the way it was meant to

…being present is not about trying to be present or mindful as much as it is about allowing whatever happens to just happen. That is, I can allow things to happen without reacting to them or trying to make things the way I think they should be.