Welcome to AZ and Monica
I received our first Arizona power bill yesterday. WOW! Let’s just say that wonder boy is going to learn to live with it a few degrees warmer in here.
And I was surprised at some things I read yesterday. I read Monica’s blog over at Run Eat Repeat (everyone should check her out). She confessed that at a family gathering over the weekend, she ate (or so she says) an entire watermelon. I am not sure I believe her because her thing with watermelon has become sort of a running joke. But it is not secret to anyone that reads her blog that she LOVES watermelon.
Anyway, someone chimed in with a comment that she is a binge eater ( she has been open about some potential issues with this in the past), has issues with disordered eating, etc. And said reading her blog was like a train wreck. You can read the comments for yourself if you so chose.
Eating too much of something in a day because it is delicious and you love it doesn’t necessarily equate to binge eating. I have eaten pounds of carrots in a day. I wasn’t binging. There are other factors that make an episode “binging.” I also have a strange thing for orange food. It isn’t disordered eating. I eat foods of other colors as well. I just seem to like orange food (carrots, nectarines, peaches, sweet potatoes, etc).
Monica seems to be taking it all in stride. I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with the way she eats. She struggles with a few extra lbs that she would like to be rid of, like so many of us. And she doesn’t always make the best choices to get her to her goal, like the rest of us. But she is putting herself out there and doesn’t (seem to) take it all so seriously.
Chin up Monica!