Hello! How are you doing Today? This Week? this Month? this Early in the New Year? Are the plans you so carefully wrote, working out for you? Are the decisions you made about changing your patterns of behavior coming true easily? Or are you seeing that some things just are not going as well as you would like them to? And what do you need to have, be, see, learn, or do to make them go properly?
I am facing that barrier this week. “Is it ok if I talk to you about it?” “Yes?” “Thanks.” I have created this blog about food, eating, body weight, and about handling the issues we need to address to confront the problems I just listed above.
I’ve written on a real variety of topics every week for more than two years. In the beginning, I got lots of comment and discussion, both in the blog and when we met at other times of the week. I did my best to keep the topics different each week, so they would not be boring, and I tried to address the issues we all struggle with, and share some ways out of the problem.
But for about a year now, I have gotten so few replies I feel like I’m off the beam: no comment. So, I tried more lively issues. I asked other people to read the blogs, and they thought they were fine. I even took a step back to traditional dietitians and wrote two blogs with recipes! No comment.
It feels isolated and lonely out here folks, and I need your input. What can I write that you want to know about? What part of food, eating, and recovery could I help you with?
Do you want more nutrition facts? More spirituality? More support stuff? More current events? More of how to do a recovery program? More listening? What will have value to you at this point? What will help you get to the recovery program you really want? All comments are welcome, but please comment. Reply here or email me at email@example.com. Tell me what you want to hear about, please.
Blessings to you,
I look forward to your weekly blogs and the variety of topics. You somehow manage “to find” me wherever I am.
If I had to choose, I guess I gravitate mostly towards the spiritual/inner journey of food addiction as opposed to the nuts and bolts of planning and recipes because my brain gets in my way more than my mouth.
Despite the fact that I don’t reach out with any frequency, you remain a HUGE part of my ongoing recovery.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and love! (Special nod to Gertrude )
Kate, I am so delighted to hear from you! Thank you for your comments, these mean a lot to me. Even Gertrude says HI!
I need help surrendering to my powerlessness over food. I had been abstinent from 1/02/23 until yesterday. I binged on sugar. I am having physical issues that no doctor has ever been able to explain. Yesterday I felt so bad physically and I was obsessing about sugar so much, I caved.
I am sorry you are struggling so. Could you be experiencing withdrawal? If you wish, you could call the office and my secretary would send a pamphlet about it. She could senda pamphlet abput effective eating too, if you wish. Good luck and many blessings.
As I read and reflect on this post the thought of podcasting comes to mind. …an extension and continuation of some of the ongoing connections that were made from within the support group that was facilitated. I heard a lot about the power of stopping tonight – for example – and I would have loved to respond to that with a reflection on powerlessness and the amnesia that sets in… just like the whiskey in the milk for the alcoholic who went in for a quick sandwich and had every intention to not drink.
If we willed our way to healthy eating – then we would not qualify as food addicts.
Under the guise of control – the food is controlled for us bc we have lost the power of choice. Nutrient loads (ie amount of carbs, amount of protein, amount of fat) are prescribed bc we have lost the power of choice and are incapable of keeping to it on our own – outside of a (food) plan.
I would love to discuss for example, the importance of a food plan – and any other plan – bc we don’t do well with unstructured transitions and the absence of plans (a food plan, a day plan, a conversation plan, a program practice plan…etc. etc. I’d love to look a the broader picture – in terms of why a food plan is a critical foundation to recovery from food addiction – and why weighing and measuring is critical to most of us (protects us from so very much). …and more.
Overall I think there is a lot to discuss regarding the importance of a unique food plan – as part of a broader mosaic of much-needed support tools.
I agree with you so much. We are all individuals and we deserve to have individualized , and adaptable, amd effective food plans!
These blogs have been of great service to me in so many ways. The directions for practical application of all aspects of recovery (nutrition and recipes, spirituality, and how to functionally people – including interacting with myself) are invaluable. Sometimes I search for a specific topic, sometimes I just scroll.
I usually get the blogs through my email and read them on my phone as I am out-and-abouting in my daily life for a bit of grounding.
I commend you for reaching out for feedback! Thank you for the motivation to give back to you a bit of what you have so freely given to me <3
Thank you so much. I am so grateful to know they are helpful!