Today, the National Organization of Woman celebrates its 14th annual “Love Your Body Day.” In the past I participated by making this video and now I’m posting as part of the 2011 Blog Carnival, featuring stories around the internet devoted to self-acceptance.
I was at the grocery store recently and came across a box of Frankenberry:
This seasonal cereal has taunted me my entire life. As a child, I became obsessed with the commercials, but was forbidden from buying it. For obvious reasons:
As an adult with eating disorders, I never allowed myself to have it around the house, either.
Today, I finally unleashed the monster!!!
So much of my recovery has been about letting go of “forbidden foods.” But also acknowledging that my eating disorder is still very much a part of me. The binge eater in me would wolf that entire technicolor box in one sitting.
I still think about food a lot. (Obviously, I’m a food blogger.)
One thing I’m conscious of is making sure I don’t deprive myself, but keeping things balanced nutritionally – my body deserves to feel good!
Into a Mason Jar went some Organic Plain Nonfat Yogurt (with NuStevia) and sliced Organic Strawberries
Then a sprinkle of pink ghosts and their marshmallow friends
[ I've always been a volume eater and would rather eat from an overflowing small jar than a giant bowl filled halfway. ]
Frankenberry, my dear, I DO give a damn. I’m so glad you and I could finally do a little a dance.
I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll keep preaching – recovery is not one size fits all. My path may not look perfect, but it’s right for me.
I just met Sunny in person at the NEDA Conference (we’re standing next to one another)