We hear it over and over: the freshman fifteen, the idea that once you get over the age of 50 you just "stop caring" about your appearance, how women everywhere need to "bounce back" to their pre-pregnancy body. People are constantly talking about this idea that if your body changes, you've let yourself go. By … Continue reading So you’ve let yourself go…or at least, that’s what diet culture is telling you.
A really important thing to remember in recovery is that a lot of people engage in some disordered behavior. In the early days of my recovery, I remember feeling resentful of the fact that while I had to focus on recovery and work towards health, other people *still* got to lose weight, engage in dieting … Continue reading When diet-culture is normalized
Back in 2013 my sister spent some time living in Paris, and my LUCKY ASS got to go visit. BUT of course, I was not doing too hot back then ED-wise so instead of *appreciating* the fact that my parents paid my way and scheduled fun things for us to all do, I spent my … Continue reading I went to Paris (again)
One thing I've learned over the last year of life is how to better handle my stress. I did this thing in undergrad where I would basically get to the end of the semester and then IMPLODE because I would ignore my stress all semester in an attempt to just power through my classes, my … Continue reading What I’ve Learned in Grad School Is…..(also vacation thoughts)
I've written posts in the past about certain diet foods and how I *hate* them, but I've been thinking a lot lately about WHY we do certain things we do in recovery. I think a lot of people hold on to certain diet foods (halo top, fat free *insert anything here*, or low sugar options) … Continue reading When diet culture and your ED collide
I've said it on my blog before that I don't think sharing our eating disorders story is helpful, so that's why I've vowed to never share mine. I think for many, hearing how sick other people were awakens the beast, which immediately starts telling us that we aren't and never were 'sick enough.' Now, if you've … Continue reading Re(dis)covery
Now that my fiance and I have been together for almost 4 years, Valentine's Day is not at big of a deal as it used to be. This Valentine's Day we had a brunch date since my fiance is a sports writer and works nights (cause I guess that's when sports games happen?). We ended … Continue reading Valentine’s Day!