Breaking An Eating Habit Is Like Breaking Any Habit

It is not like me to go so long between posts, but I have been busy working on breaking a habit myself!  Yes, I too am human and have things to work on. Overeating is not my issue, in fact at present, my eating tendencies are quite the opposite.  Life has thrown a curve ball, as[…]

“Kim, how can you understand my weight issues when you are thin and fit?”

This is a question that one of my group participants e-mailed recently, with the subject line “Nosey question.” Since I’m an open book, especially when it can help someone, I am answering the question not only for her, but for all of you as well. I believe the answer is important.  Thank you for asking Ms.[…]

Day 3 Without a Dishwasher

Can’t Meditate? Do the dishes instead.

My husband greeted me at the door with the tragic news.  “I think the dishwasher’s broken . . . . stopped mid-cycle, no water coming out . . . ” My first reaction:  “&*#$!”  After fiddling with it for a few minutes, thereby confirming his report, I made note of the inconvenient and truly awful[…]

No worries, no insomnia!

What we call “normal” matters.

Is it “normal” to feel hungrier some days than other?  How about feeling in control of eating one day and feeling unable to emotionally driven to junk food the next?  How we react to varying physical and emotional needs – and whether or not we even consider varying needs “normal” – matters . . . a lot.[…]

Let's get this over with!

An (Unwilling) Glimpse at Over-Hunger

Tomorrow is a special day . . . sort of.  Yayy!  It’s the day of my colonoscopy. Those of  you who have been through this know that today (the day before) is a special day too.  It’s clear liquid diet day.  Woo hoo!  I would never do this willingly.  Broth and tea are not doing[…]

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Comfortable Side of Uncomfortable Eating

As we enter the season of overindulgence and achingly full bellies, I am reminded of days gone by, when I thought that eating healthy meant cutting out “unhealthy foods” altogether.  No foods with added sugar (too unhealthy), no tasty sauces (SO unnecessary), and on and on.  At least that was the plan.  While it makes[…]

“Listen, brain, you will not control my sleep (or eating or relationships or . . . )!”

I just emerged from a recent bout of insomnia, and WOW, that was certainly eye-opening!  As much time as I spend explaining to others why it is so important not to allow the brain to be left unsupervised when making food choices, I have a confession to make:  I let mine run wild as I tried to “fix”[…]

Reflections on REALLY Delicious Desserts (I don’t often eat cake, but . . . .)

I love cake, but I rarely eat it.  This is not because I think I shouldn’t.  I don’t even believe in the word “shouldn’t” when it comes to food.  I prefer “choose to” or “choose not to.”  I see no point in eating cake that isn’t outstanding, defined (by me) as homemade, delicate, and not too sweet.[…]

Happy Mother’s (Martyr’s?) Day!

If you are a mother, I hope you find the time to mother yourself today.  This can be very VERY difficult for many women to do without guilt.  I know, because I spent too many moments martyring myself to others’  needs when my kids were small. When offers of help came my way, my response was[…]

Quick Start, Pause, Cool Down

These are the choices on the treadmill I use regularly:  quick start, pause, and cool down.  I can also enter a pre-programmed workout, but I always just press “quick start.” Without an iPod this morning, and with no interest in the TV options, I found my pace and settled into my thoughts.  My eyes again[…]