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Making a new friend of an old enemy

You may know from last week’s post that I have had an infection in one of my gums. I went to the dentist on Monday and she told me that she thought it was the result of a broken wisdom tooth. 938 more words


The bare minimum, my bad attitude, and the realization that even flossing can't save me entirely.

I am in a perfect storm of misery lately. I have an infection in one of my gums, and that means: 1) I feel sick from the infection. 1,011 more words


Sticks and Stones--Words do break bones!

There are many words that can strike terror in the heart of someone who struggles with compulsive eating and body image.  Obese.  Overweight. Massive.

My inner concept of myself as small and helpless, and at the same time too large and obese, creates so much emotional confusion. 463 more words


Round and round she goes!

When I clicked on “add a post” to write about patterns, the page came up with the “post settings,” “preview” and “publish” icons ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. 422 more words


Am I a Ruminant?

I thought ruminate was just a fancy word for “think” or “ponder.”  Imagine my surprise when the following popped up under definitions:

When people ruminate, they over-think or obsess about situations or life events, such as work or relationships.

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Thanks, but I'm not hungry.

The doctor’s office called the other day to remind me of a test scheduled for Friday morning (today) at 11 am.  “Don’t forget,” the woman says casually, “nothing to eat or drink for four hours prior to the test.” 491 more words



I have had a nagging sense for over a year that writing honestly about my struggle with weight would be helpful to me, but I have… 268 more words