All I can say about 2016 is wow. I’ve made so much progress, had some fall backs, made big changes, met new people, and I am beyond grateful for everything that has happened, good and bad, because it has helped make me the person I am today.
Holidays are not easy for anyone. Almost every holiday is centered around food. On Halloween everyone is expected to go crazy about getting free candy, but in recovery you are freaking out about being given candy. Thanksgiving is a giant family meal where everyone eats the same thing together. Christmas is filled with cookie baking and special breakfasts, which goes against all eating disorder rules.
With the temperature dropping, warm meals are definitely becoming a daily thing. Although I enjoy oatmeal all year around, cold winter mornings make it so much more enjoyable. Plus, the zucchini and egg whites make oatmeal so voluminous!
This is a very controversial topic among the recovery community. I’m going to be frank and say that I do not think exercising in recovery is beneficial.
Just because Thanksgiving is over doesn’t mean pumpkin is no longer a thing. This pumpkin recipe is a twist on the famous #beltsanderbrownie.