I have had several comments and emails about my pages for the Soul Journalling prompt which I posted about here and I thought I would comment on the comments - Please believe me -my intention is not to 'have a go' at anyone - everyone is entitled to their own opinions but as I'm not sure how to take the comments - I thought I'd write here.
Many of you found my pages 'Funny', they made you laugh.
I'd like to point out that the picture struck a cord with me because for many years I have suffered with eating disorders and until I was around 35 years old I ate very little and I was very thin - I was not classed as Anorexic as such because I did not dislike my size or hate myself I just did not eat because I did not feel hungry. Then in my late thirties I found myself eating - this spiralled into a bit of a Compulsive Eating phase. When I turned 42 I stopped the nonsense of compulsive eating but have been battling with food and my weight since. Now at 48 I don't diet but I do try to eat sensibly - I fail quite a bit but am getting 'better' - At least I know I have a problem.
The newspaper page - (front page it was!) really spoke to me and in my journal I wrote from my heart about ME not about the ladies in the pictures.
As the reaction to my pages has affected me like this I have thought perhaps it is my own fault for sharing the photos - maybe my Soul Journal should remain hidden. Maybe I should do two spreads at a time - one really from my soul (just for me) and one 'fake' for Internet consumption.