Good morning to you!
I was going to put up a pretty picture on this entry this morning but I found something better I want to share with you. Below is something I came across, not expecting to, and read this morning while surfing the internet and it may NOT apply to you nor anyone you know and if not, please disregard. However it may apply to you or someone you know and I think it is good information:
Eating Disorder or Diet?
The web address is: http://www.something-fishy.org/whatarethey/edordiet.php
The most common element surrounding ALL Eating Disorders is the inherent presence of a low self esteem .
Having an Eating Disorder is much more than just being on a diet. An Eating Disorder is an illness that permeates all aspects of each sufferer's life, is caused by a variety of emotional factors and influences, and has profound effects on the people suffering and their loved ones.
Dieting is about losing a little bit of weight in a healthy way.
Eating Disorders are about trying to make your whole life better through food and eating (or lack of).
Dieting is about doing something healthy for yourself.
Eating Disorders are about seeking approval and acceptance from everyone through negative attention.
Dieting is about losing a bit of weight and doing it healthfully.
Eating Disorders are about how life won't be good until a bit (or a lot) of weight is lost, and there's no concern for what kind of damage you do to yourself to get there.
Dieting is about losing some weight in a healthy way so how you feel on the outside will match how good you already feel on the inside.
Eating Disorders are about being convinced that your whole self-esteem is hinged on what you weigh and how you look.
Dieting is about attempting to control your weight a bit better.
Eating Disorders are about attempting to control your life and emotions through food/lack of food -- and are a huge neon sign saying "look how out of control I really feel"
Dieting is about losing some weight.
Eating Disorders are about everything going on in life -- stress, coping, pain, anger, acceptance, validation, confusion, fear -- cleverly (or not so cleverly) hidden behind phrases like "I'm just on a diet".
Update: Visited Mom and stayed with her during her doctor visit this afternoon. Daughter came by for a little visit this evening. She brought me a pint of my fav ice cream. But I am not planning on eating it today as I've already had ice cream (and candy). :-)
pancake, 2 eggs 400
1 diet bread, 2 ff cheeses 100
ice cream 210
2 small pcs candy 60
chocolate covered peanuts 200
more chocolate covered peanuts 250
2 more small candies 60