October 30, 2008

"You should be on a Discovery Channel special."

M said that to me yesterday - and shockingly, meant it as a compliment!

Here's what she meant. She looks at my eating habits, and she can't believe how, um, normal they are. I eat when I'm hungry. I don't eat when I'm not hungry. I don't absolutely avoid "bad foods"; I just control my portions of those foods, but I still enjoy them. And, I simply love the feeling of enjoying food.

All of these are difficult / foreign concepts for her.

So she looks at my non-disordered eating with wonderment - like it's something on a science special on TV. I'm not sure whether to be flattered or not, but if having a positive role model for food is a good thing, I'm glad she's got that.

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