Wednesday, April 7, 2010

" Women, Food and God"

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a place in New York, that I hang out at to have coffee and today sitting on the bench when I got there was Danny Devito, I thought I had stepped into a taxi rerun. New Yorkers, are great, they really for the most part leave the stars alone. I guess we are used to seeing them and also know that when we see them, it is usually their day off.

Yesterday, I watched Oprah and she talked about a book I must get it’s called "Women Food and God" by Geneen Roth.

We spend so much of our time thinking about our food, body images, issues and dieting, that this book teaches us to let all that go and be happy with who we are no matter what we weigh or what we eat. The funny part is that when we do this we become so free we are able to shed pounds with a lot less effort. Oprah really stressed how horrible it was the amount of time and thought that goes into this subject. We hide and avoid people and isolate ourselves which only makes the problem worse.

I want to be free of my addiction to thoughts about my body. I want this so badly I can taste it, pun intended! They will be having the author on in May to discuss the book. This whole issue really interests me because I’m sick and tired of most of my daily thoughts surrounding around the whole food issue, I want to be free to fill my mind with new things. One of my favorite cousins is getting married on July fourth in a big extravaganza of a wedding, and instead of thinking of all the fun, I’m thinking about how I should hold off and get a gown at the last minute so I can lose more weight. If I am going to diet or eat what I want that night, what my body will look like and on and on and on, it’s truly outrageous.

We really are ok today no matter what the scale says. Accept yourself at this very moment because I assure you it is the only way you can move on from here. Wishing you a week of foodless and bodiless thoughts Love Stacey


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is is possible to have food-less thoughts.. how is that even possible as we have to eat.. food surrounds us no matter where ever we go...Have you honestly moved on after losing all your you look in the mirror now after your surgeries and like what you see there....I am just wondering how one does that..even though we get rid of the symptoms have you ever really gotten rid of the real problem .... are you still addicted to food... these are questions that your blog brought to my mind.
Thank you

April 7, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous...

From the bottom of my heart I apologize for not using a capital G in the word God .. that was definitely a mistake on my part and i would never ever offend anyone in that manner...The matter is being fixed as i type you....I appreciate it that you were kind enough to point this out to me but i do hope that you come back and read the real meaning of the blog ..
Thank you and well wishes

April 9, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES Food less thought days are possible and please listen to what I have to say very carefully, No matter what I think about my body and my hanging skin with and without all my surgeries I would not trade my old life for my new life for all the money or food in the world .I have freedom and sunshine and dog walks and men whistling and parties I can go to and not have to stay home. Life outside my four walls no matter how bad the day is better then being trapped!! And for those of you reading this who are still trapped I have all the hope in the world for you! Love Stacey

April 9, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Stacey for responding to my question but you never really answered the real question and that is after your weight loss and all your surgeries have you discovered the inner problem that made you that way to begin with.. or have you just dealt with the symptoms...these are things i wonder...and i am very glad you are now outside your walls ...

Thank You

April 11, 2010 at 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You say have a week of foodless thougths, I try to not think of food at all, ever. That is what gets me in trouble, they say. I hate food and never want to eat and try not too. I now weigh 108 pounds and have more to go. You also say not to let the scale run your life. How do you do that? If all of a sudden you were 75 pounds heavier than you were last year would you be able to cope with it? I would die.
What are your thoughts abot that?

April 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I have discovered the inner problems all of them but discovering them does not make the battle over it just makes it easier to forgive myself and understand what you are feeling. I work at it everyday. The things that used to make me eat in the past are no longer the same things that give me trouble today. My bottom line is struggling with a good and healthy self esteem . I hope that answers your question, thanks...Stacey

April 13, 2010 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when the scale ran my life I locked it in the trunk of my car! If that is still too tempting give it to someone because the scale can never say the right thing!

April 13, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

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