|Health & Support||ED Recovery Club II (the REAL one)||Jul 16 2008
My biggest challenge is facing the urge to binge. I have been working on finding little things to do to stop an urge. Three things have really helped (and are fun too!)
1. hula hooping! It is a wonderfully fun thing to do, and anyone can do it. My landlady showed me how, and I in turned have shown all my friends. Nothing puts a smile on your face faster than picking up a hula hoop!
2. coloring! One day when watching my 2yr old nephew, I realized how fun coloring really is. So, I bought myself a 300 page Sesame Street coloring book, a box of crayons and put both right in my kitchen. Each time I finish a page, I rip it out and put it on the refrigerator or tape it to my wall. Both my roommates have picked up the habit as a de-stressor.
3. walking! When I walk, I am away from my self and with myself at the same time. I usually walk alone (I live in a medium sized city with a great park system) but even when I am with someone else, the activity is so serene.
|Health & Support||ED Recovery Club II (the REAL one)||Jul 15 2008
So here is the deal, I am trying my hardest to recover from this darned thing called bulimia. Even typing the word is hard for me. But, I value my life, I value my future and if I want to see both, I know I need to be healthy.
I have been in therapy since March, but I feel as if I am all alone in my struggle. I am not at the point yet where I am comfortable discussing my disorder with family or friends but- I can't do this alone either.
I just started a blog, and hopefully getting things out will help.
As my therapist said rather bluntly in our last session, this struggle is about life and death. I need to get through this. I need to.
|Motivation||binge-free challenge, anyone?||Apr 02 2007
|I had a really awful binge day today. I fear the scale tomorrow morning, but tomorrow is also my first day of Spring Break so my goal is to eat healthy and avoid another binge all week. Starting again tomorrow. :)|
|Vegetarian||How do you get your iron?||Mar 09 2007
|I've been having the same problem as of late, and doing some greatly needed grocery shopping today, I stumbled upon grape-nuts, which, are surprisingly high in iron.|
|Vegetarian||lets make a DONT EAT THIS list||Mar 08 2007
|Is anybody aware of whether or not bean tacos from Taco Bell are vegetarian? I live on a college campus with very limited healthy vegetarian options, so eating a balanced diet can be tricky.|
|Vegetarian||How do you get your iron?||Mar 07 2007
A great (and great tasting) source of iron is raisins. Raisins can be purchased in bulk, and taste great with almonds, which, are another excellent source of protein for us veggies. Try making your own trail mix (raisins, nuts, oats). By making a homemade trail mix, you know exactly what you are consuming and you avoid additional salt and sugar additives. Play with combos and find what you like.