Binge Eating Disorder is 3 times more likely than anorexia and bulimia combined. An estimated 2.8 million people have BED. Most commonly women in their early 20’s, and men during midlife. Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder, however only more recently was it acknowledged as one.
It seems my weekends have two repeatable themes. Do nothing but sit on the couch all day and night, or find myself at a concert. This weekend I managed to do both pretty flawlessly.
Think about how excited you get when you start a new endeavor, or finally make a move on a goal you have been dreaming about. If the first person you go to for support, or encouragement tells you your idea won’t work, or that it’s too difficult to accomplish, how are you going to feel?
I don’t know if I have gotten this point across yet, BUT I do enjoy my alone time. Specifically posted up on the couch, under a blanket, with snacks and watching How I Met Your Mother. I love to be lazy, and I can do it for far too long. Part of the reason forContinue reading “Weekend Recap: Quality Time”
“Putting your happiness on another person is a huge burden for them to carry.”
I think it’s pretty clear that I spend a lot of time focusing on my needs, and well being. But this weekend in particular was largely focused on me, and lessening my stress. Long story short, I have a whole event series to kick off at work in the next 4 weeks, which alone couldContinue reading “Weekend Recap: Waking Up to Big Pun”
Do you ever get what feels like a great idea, and the immediately think, “I don’t have time”, or “Nah I probably can’t do that”.
If I had to take a guess, I have a thought that contains “I want”, or “I really wish I had” AT LEAST 10 times a day. I am constantly seeing things I didn’t know about, that I immediately decide I need. Usually it’s something small, like clothes, shoes, some kind of electronic item, etc. These things are easy to move past. My options are, buy it, or realize I don’t REALLY need it and move on!
Imagine feeling that the person you share all parts of your life with doesn’t know who you are. Not great right? Now imagine you’re thinking of all the things he SHOULD know, and realize that he doesn’t know because you’ve never shared that part of you, or don’t do those things anymore. How could he know that version of me?
There are many ideas of what self care is. Most examples come in the form of journaling, exercise, reading, face masks, etc. However what I’m about to suggest, is basically the opposite of what everyone thinks of.