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There Is No Revenge So Complete As Forgiveness

So much of recovery is dealing with the past. This quote seems to help me. It reads: There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. Josh Billings The only problem I have with this quote is the idea that revenge is important. Don’t get me wrong. I like the idea of revenge. I can waste [...]

Issues That Are Holding You Back

I love this quote from Jennifer Hudson: It reads: If you’re… asking yourself why I have this success and you don’t, don’t be angry with me—stop and ask yourself what your issues are that are holding you back. Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012 [...]

One Small Difference After Another

This quote reminds me that big resolutions don’t really help me. It reads: I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another. Ellen Goodman This is VERY applicable [...]


I saw this quote today and it made me think about my eating disorder. It reads: Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost As far as my binge-eating disorder goes, I had A LOT of education about it. I read everything I could about [...]

Change Takes Time

Next week, it will be a year. I have lost sixty pounds in a year, which is just barely over a pound a week. I’m still not at a healthy weight, but I’m closer than I’ve been in a long time. I just want you to know ONE thing about this year. Change takes time. [...]

Healthy Holiday Eating

This is not an entry filled with low-calorie recipes. This is not an entry about tips and tricks for avoiding unhealthy food. This is an entry about family. You see, holiday eating is hard because we have more contact with our family. If you have unacknowledged pain of the past, holiday eating is hard. If [...]

Search for Virtues and Vices

This quote is so helpful when you are dealing with other people in the Overeater’s Anonymous program. It reads: Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. Benjamin Franklin When you sit in a meeting, you hear a lot about other people’s vices. They are GLARINGLY obvious to you. I’ve talked about this before [...]

Twelve Step Meditations for Atheists

For the past four months, I have been working on a meditation book for atheists. The twelve step programs are so god-heavy that it’s really hard for atheists to recover. I wrote this book to help others through this process. You can see it here: Twelve Step Meditations for Atheists by Laura M. – Kindle [...]

The Universe Will Reward You

I truly believe this is true: It reads: The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf. Shakti Gawain The “taking risks on its behalf” part is difficult, especially when the reward hasn’t surfaced yet. You need to be persistent and keep on taking those risks for the universe and it will reward [...]

Acceptance Is Not Submission

This quote really helped me when I was accepting the fact that my eating is disordered. It reads: Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it. Kathleen Casey Theisen Last year in October, I came to the stark realization that my [...]

Naked Ladies and Food

A funny thing happened to my thinspiration Tumblrs and RSS feeds. They turned into naked ladies and food. I don’t know what happened, but instead of inspiring images to help me stay on my program, all I see now are naked ladies and food. Now, my biggest question is this: Did they change or did [...]

The Little Touches

I saw this quote and it made me realize that it doesn’t take a HUGE effort to get healthy and stay there. It reads: It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master’s fame. Orison Swett Marden It doesn’t take grueling workouts or starvation to get to a [...]

Don’t Break The Chain 2015

If you are keeping track of your exercise, abstinence or any other good habit, you might like this Don’t Break The Chain calendar the Karen Kavett made. If you keep track of things in an 8.5? X 5.5? planner, like I do, then here is one that will print up on Letter Size paper and [...]

Twelve Tips To Shed Pounds: Not What I Needed…

I saw this poster on Symphony of Awesomeness. It’s from an article on PostiveMed and it reminded me of how it felt to be so desperate. Here are the 12 Tips: Water: Drink lots of it. Before meals and between meals. Dehydration often masks itself as hunger. Eat Your Calories: Don’t drink them, except for [...]

Find Your Greatness

I saw this motivational poster on LiveToTheBeat and it made me say, “YES!” It reads: Find your greatness. I don’t want to see some genetically blessed person in my motivational posters. I wanna see THIS guy! This guy is inspiring! He’s sweating! He’s working hard! The next time I think about blowing off my incredibly [...]


Over the last year, I have lost 59.8 pounds by keeping my bingeing at bay and walking a slow twenty minutes a day. But, I’m getting weak… I talked about this a little over a month ago here: Starling Fitness – Better to Look Weak And Be Strong So, I added some weight training every [...]

Please Do Not Mention Specific Foods

In the Overeater’s Anonymous group that I attend, we have a sentence in the meeting format that says, “Please do not mention specific foods in this meeting. If you are having trouble with specific foods, please discuss them with your sponsor.” I have heard this phrase in many meetings, so it’s not that unique, but [...]

And You Will Be Brilliant!

Sometimes I need a little boost and this animated GIF really made my day: It reads: And you will be brilliant! I don’t know why having Doctor Who telling me that I’ll be brilliant if I just keep working is so motivating to me, but it is. This is one picture from a series encouraging [...]


Sophrosyne: It’s a word I’ve never heard of before. In fact, it’s a word that my spell-check has never heard of before. It was never taught me in school or religious classes, despite being the one thing that would have helped me most in life. The definition of Sophrosyne is: A healthy state of mind, [...]

There Is No Diet

I saw this motivational poster on thefitnesselements and I didn’t know what to think about it. It reads: There is no diet that will do what healthy eating does. This seemed like arguing semantics to me. ANY plan of eating you choose could be considered your diet. Any plan of healthy eating is, in fact, [...]

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