Flowers of summer

flowersI saw these lovely flowers when I was on a hike over the weekend. Their happy pink and orange colors caught my eye.

Summer definitely is a beautiful season with everything in full bloom. It always amazes me that nature so generously shares her beauty with us. And it’s for everyone to enjoy– it’s of one the ultimate frugal joys!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day ❤


A small treat: happy and guilt free

chocolate1Since yesterday I’ve really been hankering for some chocolate, so today I bought this delicious chocolate bar. Why am I posting about this? Because I’m happy to say that it was a treat and not a binge!

I ate enough to be satisfied, which was about half a bar and then I was miraculously and joyously able to stop.

I don’t take this for granted at all, in the very near past I would not have been able to do this. I would have eaten the whole bar and then moved onto a box of cookies and then who knows? Half a pizza? A whole pint of ice cream? And my reward for this behavior would be: feeling ill, depressed, bloated and like a complete failure.

With my eating disorder I simply take things day by day and meal by meal. If I had this bar tomorrow maybe I’d binge…but for today I was able to have a treat and not binge. I am very happy about this 🙂

I think treats are awesome and an important part of enjoying life. However because of my binge eating I have had a very, very hard time being able to just have a treat and not have it turn into an eating frenzy.

Today was a small healing victory 🙂


Slightly less than half the bar is left. I’m saving it for my little household to finish.