I have been watching The Biggest Loser for years. I love watching the transformations that happen on the show. People who thought that they were hopeless, stuck and destined to be miserable get to the root of their issues and come out on the other side armed with tools to live a healthy life.
With the New Year right around the corner, I figured it was a good time for this post. As many of you know, I have suffered on and off with anorexia for many years. I believe that I am in a better place in my recovery now than I have ever been before. I may [...]
Yesterday morning I sat at my laptop and cranked out a few blog posts, including this “Wordless Wednesday” post, only to realize a few hours later that it wasn’t Wednesday. Nope, it was only Tuesday. I guess I was really excited to get that post up, huh? That or maybe I am in a rain-induced [...]
Sunday mornings are spent browsing blogs and Facebook as I drink my first cup of coffee and begin to wake up. This past Sunday I happened across Jill’s post about the “i am enough project”. This post really hit home with me. Why? Part of the reason I have been struggling on and off for [...]
Sometimes I wish I had an on/off switch for my brain so I could quiet the madness. My brain is busy enough on any given “normal” day, but throw half marathon tapering into the mix and I have a whole lot of noise going on. Last month I shared my review of the book “Life [...]
My friend, Amy Jones, MD, RD, LD wrote an article posted on the NFCA website about celiac disease and eating disorders. I have to admit that I have always wondered if my eating disorder had anything to do with my having celiac disease or vice versa. It’s a lot like the chicken or the egg…which [...]
I learn something new about myself on a regular basis. Something that may have worked for me in the past may not work for me now. I have mentioned in the past that I have struggled on and off with anorexia a couple of times in my life. There are days when I can’t fathom [...]
It is no secret that I have fought an eating disorder over the years. There are still days when I struggle with body image, but as a parent and an athlete, I am much better prepared to handle it. There will always be ups and downs, but as long as I am aware that [...]
A friend of mine posted this yesterday on Pinterest (a new obsession & time suck) and it was perfect timing. I needed a swift kick in the behind and this was just it!
While I have been doing well, for the most part, since I gave up weighing myself last fall, there are [...]
After suffering from an eating disorder in my past, I welcomed the gluten-free diet. Not only did I hope that it would make me feel better, but that it would help me take the focus off of calories & put it on the ingredients of what I was eating. Recovery from an eating disorder [...]