several weeks ago – june 28th, to be exact – i posted about a new eating plan. here were the key points:
- ditch the scale
- give away clothes that don’t look good or don’t fit
- eat consistently, real meals, every day. make time for true sit-down meals.
- eat whatever you want to eat. nothing is off limits.
- mantra: “I will have good days and bad days but my value is not determined by my weight and I intend to nourish myself at the start of each day.”
so – i have to say – it worked. it worked! i had lingering hormone issues (pcos) from some nutritional deficiencies in the past (several years ago) and this plan worked.
here are some resources that i found helpful. they are articles about thin pcos-ers (women who have PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome but are not overweight), about restrictive eating habits, and recovery from disordered eating / eating disorders.
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I only have a few links this week. Hope you enjoy.
Random Links of Love
Gena @ Choosing Raw linked to a really insightful article on HuffPo about the half lives of eating disorders. Gena does a much better job dissecting the article than I could, so I encourage you to check out her thoughts on the matter. As a recovered ED-person, I found myself nodding along with both posts, and I think anyone with an interest in mental health would find them intriguing. Liu delves into the genetic aspects of ED susceptibility and personality traits associated with the disease.
I’m sure most of you have seen the various “Sh*t XYZs Say” videos floating around lately, but just in case you haven’t, here are some of my favorites:
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We are now *in Maui* (arrived yesterday afternoon) and on the first full day of our honeymoon. I have no idea what we’ve planned (I am writing this a week ago) but I am so excited for what it might be. Now I want to welcome Lynn – thanks for guest posting for me today!
Hello “Say Yes to Salad” readers!
This is Lynn from “The Actor’s Diet” – a food blog about my life as an actress in Hollywood, and the foods I eat to stay looking camera-ready. But my blog is also about my recovery from my longtime battle with eating disorders. Although it’s been over two years since my last binge bout, I am always cautious about a potential relapse. Since Maggie asked for a guest post pertaining to the subject of marriage, I thought I would share with you how I handle when my husband goes away – one of my old triggers.
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