The other night I went out for drinks with a friend. It was late, so even though I’d eaten dinner I was surprisingly hungry. We had a nice time, but I ended up eating an entire basket of fries a bowl of chili (and having a few drinks). I unzipped my romper underneath my jacket at the restaurant and felt incredibly, uncomfortably full
I cancelled my plans for later, partly because I was tired and partly I felt so physically uncomfortable that all I wanted to do was lie down in my pajamas. I started to feel bad about this like I used to when I would binge eat: “I shouldn’t have eating habits that make me skip out on plans! This is a big, bad deal!”
But then I realized that beyond being overly full, I was just tired. And perhaps I’d subconsciously stuffed myself because I didn’t have the energy to something Iater, and I knew that if I was uncomfortably full, I wouldn’t be able to. Binge eating used to be an avoidance tactic for me, something my brain would jump to as a way to get myself out of something I didn’t want to do. (One thing that helped me stop binge eating was slowing down, taking note of when this would happen and seeing if there was a way to deal with the problem directly—cancelling a workout or plan, shifting studying to later).
Anyways, I went home, changed into loose comfy clothes, and FaceTimed my brother. Alleviate physical discomfort, give yourself compassion, and distract from feelings of physical discomfort—these are things I learned over many years of binge eating, and it’s what I do today when dealing with uncomfortable fullness. Physically, I knew I’d feel normal again soon—our bodies can digest a lot of food, and that’s cool. Mentally, the “I ate so much therefore I am the worst and everything is terrible” thought process only has power over me if I give it that power. And I chose not to. .
So I woke up the next morning feeling fine—that’s not something I used to be able to say. .
👇🏼 Have you ever used overeating or binge eating (consciously or subconsciously) as an avoidance technique? Something that “forces” you to workout or gets you out of a certain event? Maybe this resonates, maybe not🤷♀️ Either way, let’s chat💛
This is the best and most important thing you can do for yourself. To work on yourself. For yourself. By yourself. Others won't fill your cup, or if they do, it will only be temporary. Don't seek validation from others. You need to do this for you, and love yourself no matter what.
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| Y O G A |
Here is, in truth, the whole secret of Yoga, the science of the soul. The active turnings, the strident vibrations, of selfishness, lust and hate are to be stilled by meditation, by letting heart and mind dwell in spiritual life, by lifting up the heart to the strong, silent life above, which rests in the stillness of eternal love, and needs no harsh vibration to convince it of true being. ~ Yoga Sutras
MANTRA - I am returning to love.
И всё-таки я люблю зиму.❤️ И иногда жалко, когда она уходит. Морозная свежесть, лёгкость вместе с теплотой свитеров, чая со специями и уютных кафешек. Зимой очень здорово быть дома, быть среди друзей и любимых, кутаясь в мягкие пледы. Вы поспорите, мол, весной быть среди друзей ещё приятнее и проще. Гуляй тёплыми вечерами на здоровье. И это верно. Быть среди друзей и близких это вообще здорово. В любое время года и в любой одежде. А вы, кстати, что больше любите, посидеть с глинтвейном у камина в загородном доме или погулять в пальто нараспашку и без шапки как в детстве в первые теплые деньки? 🌷😜
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Guess what this girl got yesterday? Another desert mist premium starter kit 😻 Package opening and explanations of each goodie was on my story yesterday. Anyone get to see it? Have any questions- interested? Message me and we will talk one of my favorite subjects, non-toxic health!
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