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Life After Emotional & Binge Eating

Do you assume weight loss is a good thing, no matter what?

“Your Mother looks better than I have seen her look in years!”

I’ve heard that a lot in the past year. I have to be honest. My first reaction is often irritation. Here’s why.

My Mother had a stroke in August of 2009 and another one in August of 2010. The first stroke had impact on my Mom’s ability to swallow and to eat. For several months she ate through a feeding tube that was surgically implanted into her stomach. Both

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  1. Ellen, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom’s situation. I can’t even imagine how frustrating that must be. When my own Mom had a stroke and some similar problems I remember very fondly a special evening when she communicated beautifully by the touch of her hand on my cheek and the look in her eyes. I’m holding you both in my prayers through this difficult time.

  2. Okay, I can’t resist saying that this reminds me of the line in The Devil Wears Prada when the assistant says ‘I’m just one good stomach flu away from my goal weight’. *(*

  3. Ellen Shuman, Emotional Eating Coach; A Weigh Out says

    I forgot about that line from The Devil Wears Prada. lol!

    Thanks for your kind words, Meg. Much appreciated! I’m glad you have such a sweet memory of time with your Mom after her stroke. I’ll keep it in mind when I see my Mom next week. If I can keep things light, it helps!

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