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Losing Weight Safely in Eating Disorder Recovery

One of the only steadfast rules I have for Eating Disorder recovery is NO DIETING!  Putting yourself in a restrictive mindset almost always sets you up to binge later, and ultimately you often end up gaining weight when all is said and done.  In an ideal world, we would have lots of time to allow for the ... read more

Curve Ball

Every now and then, life throws us something that puts our own problems in perspective.  My mom and I took this back in April the morning before her first chemo treatment for breast cancer.  She has a better attitude about cancer than I do about my body image, and it certainly has been a reality check. ... read more

Recovery Survival Guide: Weddings

  So you’ve been invited to a wedding. Awesome! Weddings are beautiful occasions to celebrate love, community and commitment. There’s usually free food, free alcohol, dancing, general merry making…what’s not to like, right?  Well, it depends.  If you’re recovering from an ... read more

Behind the Curtain

It’s always interesting to me when people get so up in arms about cultures where women have to cover up.  We cover ourselves up too, we’re just encouraged to do it with makeup, not a burka.  Women shouldn’t have to hide to be accepted.  Thank you to my lovely friend Hilary for ... read more

Insomniac

Falling asleep has often been a challenge for me.  Getting my brain to cooperate and chill out isn’t always a quick process.  I haven’t quite mastered it yet, so if you’re out there struggling to get to a calm, restful state, you’re not alone. read more

Love Can’t be Measured in Weight

I put these stickers on my scale a while back to remind me that I do not weigh myself.  Unless your doctor and/or therapist asks you to do weight checks for medical reasons, I highly recommend trying this.  I used to purge after weigh-ins every single time.  It didn’t matter what the number was, it ... read more

Love and Let Live

Not everyone is going to be able to love you the way you need to be loved.  That doesn’t mean anything bad about you.  You’re not unlovable, or unworthy.  It doesn’t mean anything bad about them either.  They’re not evil, or a bad person (unless they’re abusive, in which ... read more

Don’t Believe Everything you Think

Something I’ve learned about myself is that I have an automatic response when I look in the mirror that says “You’re fat.”  It doesn’t matter how skinny I am, that just happens.  This photo was taken at a time when I was so thin I stopped having my period.  Even then I ... read more