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I grew up with five brothers and sisters, which meant that often there wasn’t enough time for me. (or at least it felt that way; I’ve come to learn that I’m insatiable where attention is concerned and crave more and more!) There was chaos at times. My escape included a rusty old blue bike, but …

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I was thinking about the holidays this morning and the traditions we all celebrate with family and friends; so much of it centered around food for me. My well-intentioned diet probably fell by the wayside with just that one bite of Halloween candy. I’d be in free-for-all eating until Thanksgiving. Then I could start my …

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I started my ‘last diet’ on May 15, 1993. It is the day that the light bulbs came on for me, an awareness that I was using excess food to ignore the problems in my life. Food gave me a false sense of being okay. Whenever I would start to feel overwhelmed by my life …

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Being brought up in a religious home does not necessarily make one spiritual. Although I had twelve years of Christian schooling (thirteen if you count kindergarten), I did not have a substantial relationship with God. We prayed before every meal; instead of really asking God to bless my food, I inwardly prayed that my Dad …

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