When a picture is worth 1000 words….

A year ago I made a choice to ditch dieting for something called “Intuitive Eating”. I was scared. I thought I going to lose control, gain weight and be miserable. It seemed too good to be true that I could have freedom from the control food had over me. Secret eating had plagued me for so long and the only way I thought I could tame it was through restrictive dieting and “willpower”. I was sure that I was just addicted to food and if I could just tame my addiction, my life would be fine.  

It has been a process I never thought I’d experience.  

I have allowed myself to experience true, raw emotion.  

I have experienced great loss and triumph.

I have grown in my relationships.

I have found value and beauty in myself in moments I had not.  

I found freedom in being honest about my obsession and shame.  

I found my voice that stands up for what I need. 

I don’t remember my last binge.  

I am happy with the woman I see in the mirror.   

I am no longer controlled by food, diets, or numbers. Saying no to restrictions is what helped set me free.

I still can’t believe we found this wall on our ladies night Thursday. It spoke to me the second I saw it. These butterfly wings represent what the last year has done for me… going from something that started small and scary and grew into something beautiful and transforming.  

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