All posts tagged: eating disorder

Popcorn Almond Butter Chocolate Granola Bars + Perfectionism

So… today I want to talk about something that I have been struggling with for the past 10 years or so. It’s something that has considerably dialed down over the past couple of years as I recovered from my eating disorder and workaholic tendencies (another post to reflect and talk about on its own, perhaps in the near future). However, I still do struggle with it from time to time and it resurfaced when I was making these Popcorn Almond Butter Chocolate Granola Bars.   If there was such a thing called Perfectionists Anonymous, I think I would be a member in it. Perfectionism. The word itself is daunting. I remember heavily how I used to slave over it. Just for the sake of attaining the ‘perfect’ something. If there was really such a thing. I have come to learn that it doesn’t exist. and that’s really comforting. There was this one time in high school, when I was making this colored pencil art work. I spent maybe around 3 hours coloring, and fixing this …

What are you really hungry for?

I love quiet, mid afternoons. Currently I have a cup of coffee in my hand and these two adorable banana muffins courtesy of Minimalist Baker. I added some blueberries into the mix and it’s juice have dribbled all over the muffins when it was in the oven. The muffins are so soft, naturally sweetened from the banana-  that it reminds of these huge cafe size blueberry muffins that I used to get from Costco when I was living in the States back in elementary school.   There’s a story behind these huge blueberry muffins. About once a week my family used to go out to buy a pack of the chocolate muffins and a pack of the blueberry muffins. Before I would head over to the bus stop for school, I would reheat one of these muffins in the microwave and impatiently wait for them. I would then, with a tissue on one hand, take these warmed, soft, gooey blueberry dribbling muffins away with me to the bus stop and delightfully bite into them. Sometimes, …

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Part III: How to feel good living in your body (More of Gaby, Less of Ana)

Today’s post is the last installment in the is 3-part series of my story of how I fell into my disordered eating, my experiences with Ana, and how my journey of recovery.   If you missed the previous two posts: feel free to catch up on the links below: Part I: How I Met Ana Part II: How Ana Took Over   Today’s Part III post is focused on giving you a few tips on how to truly live in your body and feel good in doing it! Based on my experience with my eating disorder, much of it had taken up place in my mind, that I was no longer sensing / denying how my body felt. Yet, our body’s intuitive signals can be a source of guidance for us to feeling our best, if we learn to listen to it.       On Recovery My recovery wasn’t one of those one step forward continuous uphill. On many of the days I felt beaten. There were days where I couldn’t discern which of …