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  • Joanne Yeaton

    What a delightful read, Dulcie! Saw myself as a chubby kid being called names…..stil heard the names, still saw myself as ‘fatso’. for…oh, since yesterday!

    Another ‘working on it’ and the advice was right on!

    July 28, 2014
    • thanks, joanne. your comments egg me on.

      July 28, 2014
  • Terry Morgan

    This is so tender and juicy….the shadow…..beautifully woken in your response !

    July 29, 2014
    • I swear that the shadow is where I live at least half the time. Thanks, Terry.

      July 29, 2014
  • Dinner For One

    This has opened the door to a lot of things I hadn’t seen. I can see that I’ve collapsed obesity/lack of self-control/ and trust-worthiness and I can see why. Someone I relied on for protection when I was little didn’t provide that, and has repeatedly expressed a sense of having no control over weight issues. No self-control=no protection for me. Its hard to hate someone I love, so I’ve put that somewhere else, including myself at times. I don’t see letting go of my obsession with being skinny because the payoffs are too strong, but I can see coming at it sideways, choosing to introduce new things and see what it opens doors to. (probably not homemade ice cream though)

    Thank you for your willingness to share the things about yourself that are hidden. That kind of vulnerability makes it seem less impossible to be the kind of person I want to be.

    July 29, 2014
    • I am totally in for encouraging new directions with positive reinforcement – aka bribery with compliments and treats (don’t close and lock the door to homemade ice cream if you can help it – it’s been known to have magical qualities).
      It was helpful to me when I found out that my therapist was a person. Thank you for your encouragement on this.

      July 30, 2014
  • Dinner For One

    I have dietary restrictions that would make ice cream rather painful, but I’m totally with you on magical things you make yourself. I’ll put my energy in that direction this week.

    July 30, 2014

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