What happens when you don’t take action

Well fuck. It all started with an innocent visit to the doctors. I had scheduled a bone density scan because after 5 years of no menstrual cycle due to my past of restrictive eating I was curious to see how my bones were doing, but when I heard the words “Em, you have osteoporosis”, my…

WIAW: Vacation Eats 

I really had no time to post on Instagram all the yummy food I ate over my trip- mainly because it would have been awkward but I like to take social media breaks and focus on my family. I decided to take pictures the last day of my visit when I wasn’t around extended family…

My Christmas Success

When is the last time you ordered a large bag of movie theatre popcorn? Remember the first bite- the salty buttery crunch that entices your taste buds for more? Popcorn at the movies has been one of the biggest foods I have kept “off limits” for the longest time.  When I was growing up, I…

Sometimes, you need to tell on yourself.

I would say when I look at how far I’ve come in my recovery as a whole, I am almost a completely different person now and I am proud of my accomplishments. It didn’t occur to me until the other day when deciding what to have for lunch did I really question my mental recovery….

Q&A 12/17/15

I’m currently typing this in my bed because my energy has been so low and my body just wants to sleep! But I will take this time to get something done and answer those questions you all had for me 😉 The only ones I am not going to answer are the ones that I…

Should You Count Calories To Gain Weight?

I have gotten this question more often than I eat peanut butter… which is A LOT. The answer is: it depends on the person. Some people find that it helps them if they don’t get normal hunger cues or if they have a busy schedule they need to work around. For other people, they prefer…

Coming Out About Your ED

Eating disorders are made up of several traits. One of those traits is being secretive and not wanting others to know about it. It wants you all to itself and allows no one in. I remember years ago when I didn’t even think I had an eating disorder and lashed out at the doctors when…

Dealing With Stress

As you all know, I am a college student. That being said, stress is quite the friend of mine. I am taking really time-consuming classes such as anatomy, lab, algebra, english, public speaking, and some university experience class. There is never a time I am not  working on a paper or a project of some…

How I’ve Grown

It’s amazing how much one can change in the span of one year. I used to be the girl that threw away food when no one was looking, now I’m the girl that licks the plate. I used to think of all the ways to burn calories, now I can focus on things that matter…

WIAW: Intuitive Eating

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am sorry I haven’t been keeping up at much with this blog. But this is a good thing. I am doing more with my life and finding what makes me more happy. However, I was able to take a day to show you all what I ate. I started off by…

Never Giving Up

Sometimes, we lose motivation. We don’t feel like there isn’t any reason to get better, stay better, to eat, to be social, to have fun like everyone else. But your life has sooooo many reasons and you are still entitled to all of those things despite those temporary emotions. There is always a reason to…

WIAW: First week in college

  Hey guys! I am going to show you all a day in the life at college. Last week was very laid back and we had a lot of meetings to attend.   I started off my morning with an english muffin with cream cheese, microwaved egg whites and raspberries and banana. I sat in the lounge…