Facing the kitchen. Literally.

My department moved to a new building on campus last month. Above is the view from my new office.

The person in anorexia recovery won the coveted spot directly facing the kitchen. Does anyone else appreciate the irony? I did laugh when I found out.

And I mentioned we moved last month…December…the holidays.

What I’ve observed:

  • Everyone on my floor making their lunch, including smells
  • Lots of holiday treats left out for all to have
  • Chatting, lots of chatting. About food. About weight. About body image. Diet culture.

I haven’t come up with my strategy for dealing with this yet but here are some thoughts that can maybe help anyone else facing a challenge such as this:


Anyone want to share some good ideas for how my recovery self can find success literally #facingthekitchen for 40 hours per week??


  1. Oh god, I feel you, I really do.

    1. Thank you! Always nice to know we aren’t alone.

  2. I am on the opposite end of the eating spectrum and this would be a recipe for disaster for me!

    How are you doing a month out with on this view?

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