Another month and another day to keep on keepin' on. I looked at last year's intentions & I feel like I've become a different person. Is this a period of growth? Figuring things out? I'm just infuriated. I know the only person who can make change is me, but why can't I just DO IT. … Continue reading HELLO MAY: MONTHLY REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS
I guess the internet is the perfect place to be vulnerable, so here I go. I'm currently laying down on my living room floor, making a body imprint on my shag rug, still in my pajamas from last night. I feel bloated, heavy, ashamed, pathetic, and misunderstood. It's no secret that fear and shame, by … Continue reading VULNERABILITY AMID THE STRUGGLE
Last week was a tough one. If you're new here; here's a very important piece to the backbone of Mindfully Sarah: I've struggled with emotional eating since I was nine. As I've said in past posts, what started as an instinctive urge to gain control (food) became my security blanket. I've been in conscious recovery … Continue reading WEEKEND MUSINGS: REGRESSION & THE REBOUND
Today is Day 3 of National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week. For me, this week is all about speaking truth, living in freedom, breaking the silence and reflecting on my past. Today we're diving into: How food, weight bias and stigma are discussed in our culture Ways to become aware of our own preconceived judgments … Continue reading NEDA WEEK: COMMUNICATION & STOPPING THE WEIGHT TALK
We are officially in the mist of the holiday craziness. Instead of the letting the stress takeover, I’m using this time to get my mindset rock solid. Being in recovery means having more freedom, and freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. What’s coming up this weekend for you? Parties? Work potlucks? Happy Hours? My … Continue reading Planning for Success: Triggers, Pressure & Holiday Craziness
When I go out to eat, I usually think of my meal as an equation: 1 Protein + Unlimited Vegetables + 1 Carb OR 1 Higher Fat item. I promise, with practice, it's as easy as 1-2-3! When looking at the menu, I either combine different sides to make a meal (below, called Pick & … Continue reading SUGAR & FLOUR FREE LIFE: DINING OUT
You may be asking yourself, then why voluntarily go back to a place that seems so dangerous for your mental health? My answer being, it's complicated.
Goodbye July: How is the summer going by so QUICKLY? Not okay. But we're up to August which means I'm turning 2-5 this month (my thoughts around getting older .. HERE). July was exciting, bumpy at times, but I felt as though I let go of a lot of negativity around the usual summer suspects. Lifestyle: … Continue reading HELLO AUGUST: MONTHLY REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS
Oh hello Internet friends (or jut myself for now!) I figured something would be good for me to have some minimal accountability on this journey. Not accountability for weight loss, perfection, a perfect size, etc - but for maintenance, acceptance, peace of mind, and happiness.