Ahh....that feels so good to say out loud, or type, as the case may be. And for once, for the first time in like 20 years, I believe I will honor this resolution.
The diet commercials have already commenced, and I know millions of women, fueled by shame and guilt, will tromp slack-jawed into gyms and diet centers around the country in search of the perfect answer. They will get on treadmills and run, just like hamsters in a wheel, and feed the diet mentality that has this country in its grips. Most of these women (and men) will end up gaining more weight in the long run, thereby feeding the weight loss industry. It's a vicious cycle.
Been there, done that. I'm proud to say I've shed my hamster skin, and I will not be running aimlessly on my treadmill in the basement. Unless, of course, I feel like walking or running on the treadmill.
Personally, I feel I did well over the holidays. I honored my hunger and ate what I wanted, when I wanted with no urge to binge or purge at all...and I was surrounded by 25 of my in-laws! That's enough to make a girl eat everything in sight! I don't feel I've gained any weight this season, which is a far cry from last year at this time when I gained 7 pounds in one month. I'm in a much better place. I hope anyone with an ED who might be reading this is, too.
Please join me in resolving to not go on any diets, to just honor your hunger and engage only in those physical activities that feel good to you.
No more hamster behavior!
Happy New Year!!