I don't feel pretty when I binge eat

Today I am starting to read Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food by Susan Albers, as recommended by my therapist/eating disorder specialist. As with Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, I'm having a really tough time reading through the details of how to modify my binge eating by being mindful, of tuning into my body and listening to what it's trying to tell me...I suppose I just don't want to listen, but I don't know why. There's lots of discussion about the different layers of mindfulness: mindfulness of mind, of body, of feelings, and of thoughts. No miraculous breakthroughs yet but it's still early going so I'm going to stay positive.

In other news, it's been really great reading electronic mails from you guys telling me what you've changed in your routine today in order to make yourself feel pretty. Today is the second day I've worn my tinted moisturizer, eye liner, loose powder, mascara, and lip stick, and, since I got my hair cut and colored last night, it looks awesome, too. Behold the power of giving a damn because I actually smiled at my reflection last night and I am not accustomed to doing that after a full day of work.


Behold the power of giving a dam is right! YES! Put on the tinted moisturizer and some lipstick too!
here is what I have learned about myself and binge eating ~ I NEED to check my emotions because I never do it because I am hungry.
You can do it!
Have a pretty night!
Missy said…
Good for you.

I'm interested in hearing more about these books when you feel like telling us more about them. I'm always hopeful about self-help books, but obviously, very few are a solid fix for the variety of problems we face.
I don't feel pretty when I binge eat either... Just depressed. :(

Getting from there to mindful can be a hard task. I still struggle with it on and off at times. I'm hoping it will come easier though as time progresses and my habits change.
Hi Everyone,

I noticed a comment above asking for more info. on these books- I only know about Savor- I can offer the website, as it has much more information than the Amazon store:

you are still so right! Just read this again!

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