Writer Laura Lippman brings us along her journey toward wholeness at age 60 in this essay of body and eating from the Fine Lines: Writing About Age series. Don’t miss her beautiful writing and inspiration for the journey out of dieting.

It has taken me more than 40 years, but the singular achievement of my life may be that if I am attacked by a serial killer on a deserted Lovers Lane, I almost certainly will have had dessert…

Every day, one day at a time, one meal at a time, one hunger pang at a time, I ask myself what I really want. I then eat whatever it is.

It is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.

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