Hello loves! I hope you are all having a good weekend so far.
Today was a wonderful day for me because I met up with my best friend who I haven’t seen in forever. There is nothing better than meeting up in Barnes and Noble, sitting by the fire and drinking a hot Peppermint Mocha. Yes, I did actually treat myself to a peppermint mocha. After I ordered it, I looked up the calories because I was nervous about the number, worried that it might be ‘too high.’ Then I thought, you know what? Who cares about the number. It does not mean anything. It is just a silly number, it does not determine my size or my worth.
I understand that it is important to eat healthy, but every once in a while it is okay to treat yourself to something that you normally do not get on a daily basis. That is part of what makes life fun and exciting. Food is not just simply fuel to put into our bodies, it is something that is meant to be enjoyed. People go out to dinner, out for ice cream, we celebrate holidays with food. There is no way to get around that, so we might as well accept it as a fact and enjoy it! I have been fighting with food for years, but I am starting to realize how little sense that makes. Not only is food nutrients for our body, but it is part of celebrating life and all of the beauty it has to offer. I think we need to look at food from a different perspective, especially those who have eating disorders. It is okay to have sweets once in a while, heck you can have something sweet every day if you want! Happy people are not consumed with food and eating healthy. Those who are happy and lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle eat intuitively; they eat when they are hungry, stop when they are full, and honor their cravings and their bodies. I am not at the point where I can intuitively eat yet, because my eating disorder is still too strong, but it is definitely something that I want to work towards.
So to all my eating disorder friends out there: treat yo’ self! You deserve it!