Today I am starting to read Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food by Susan Albers, as recommended by my therapist/eating disorder specialist. As with Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, I'm having a really tough time reading through the details of how to modify my binge eating by being mindful, of tuning into my body and listening to what it's trying to tell me...I suppose I just don't want to listen, but I don't know why. There's lots of discussion about the different layers of mindfulness: mindfulness of mind, of body, of feelings, and of thoughts. No miraculous breakthroughs yet but it's still early going so I'm going to stay positive.
In other news, it's been really great reading electronic mails from you guys telling me what you've changed in your routine today in order to make yourself feel pretty. Today is the second day I've worn my tinted moisturizer, eye liner, loose powder, mascara, and lip stick, and, since I got my hair cut and colored last night, it looks awesome, too. Behold the power of giving a damn because I actually smiled at my reflection last night and I am not accustomed to doing that after a full day of work.