Absent but never gone is true about my posts for this blog and trying to make thoughtful lifestyle changes. The good news is that my sister's surgery went well the bad news is that the minute I got home from Texas my father-in-law was hospitalized and has been in ICU until today. Honestly, there has been no reason for me not to write except that I was preoccupied.
So in a nutshell, that's why I've been AOL. And in a nutshell, those of us with eating disorders or dieting dilemmas are going to always live with a cloud over our heads. I guess that cloud can be good or bad depending on if our bodies are in the season of drought or if they're saturated and content because the sun managed to peek through. No matter what, even if we're not constantly thinking about what or what not to eat, that little cloud is always there...somewhere. Does any of this make sense?
Unlike some people, I'm not an emotional eater. I'm an emotional non-eater. The fact that emotions contribute to what I eat or don't eat isn't a good thing although my conscious mind is always happy when I'm not hungry. I constantly have to tell myself that food is good. It is not bad. It is good to eat. It is bad to not eat. Bottom line is, I'm still writing. I'm still trying. I AM NOT GOING TO DIET. I am going to eat. So here's a toast to ....bottom lines.