I had a reader link to this article in the comments of my blog, asking me what I thought about it. At first I just skimmed it over. The article is about a statement Jennifer Lawrence made, saying that eating gluten-free is the new eating disorder. She said in an interview with Vanity Fair that gluten free diets are, The new cool eating disorder, the 'basically I just don't eat carbs' [diet]." At first I thought, "Hmm..that's dumb and naïve. Not all people that can't eat gluten have eating . . .
Hi!! Happy Sunday! (Breakfast this morning in Indy) It's a beautiful 70 degree and sunny day here in Louisville. I'm just back from Indianapolis and getting ready for a run and some grocery shopping for the week. This Sunday is especially fantastic because I didn't give in to the temptations of drinking and lots of not-good-for-my-digestion tailgate food this weekend like I usually do. After 3 weeks I've finally learned it really sucks to feel like crap for the first three days of the . . .
I can't help but feel that certain pieces of my life are sent to me as lessons in humility and empathy. Every few months, just at the time I find my mind wandering to not-so-pretty, self-righteous thoughts, I find something knew that makes me think, reconsider, and feel for others in a new way. My eating disorder was my biggest lesson in empathy. I felt like no one knew how I was feeling or what I was going through. No one understood how I could possibly know what to do but not actually be . . .
It's a tricky thing, eating disorder recovery. You've likely heard the comparison between eating disorder recovery and alcoholism recovery. You can quit alcohol, but you can't just quit food. People with eating disorders, including me, often have a touch of addiction and anxiety in their personalities. While alcohol abuse has never been tempting for me, food is definitely a way that I cope. Part of living in recovery is finding ways to avoid that (I take SSRIs to help) and for me its a . . .
One of the most common concerns in the emails I get is about eating "junk food" during recovery. People tell me, "But that food isn't good for me!" You SHOULD eat junk food in recovery! People are very concerned with their health, to a sometimes orthorexic extent, and want to feed their body with nutrient rich foods. I get that. I lived that. There is SO much health information out there now about kale-this and super food-that, that it seems that the ONLY purpose of eating is to . . .
Y'all make my heart SO HAPPY. I got overjoyed at each little donation to the walk yesterday. It truly means more than you know. ************ Changing gears…. I am BAD at budgeting. I'm going to write a post soon on budgeting (and how I suck at it) but right now this is about the fact that I AM budgeting. I've half-done it before, but this time I need to pay major attention. Mint.com is all set up and I am watching my spending like a hawk. I have only a set amount of loan money left this . . .
Clothes sale #2 = success! There are a few more pieces still unspoken for, and a few that are newly available from others backing out, so get over there if you're interested! **************** I've created a little bit of an editorial calendar for the blog (meaning I have a sticky note on my desktop with post plans for the next two weeks = most organized the blog has ever been), but today I had to shuffle some things around and fit this post in. Yesterday I ate a looooot and it inspired me . . .
So much UBER bar love! Keep it coming. I'll likely announce the winner tomorrow. I've had this thought on my mind that I want to get your opinion on. I need to budget right now. It's hard, especially coming off of having a decent salary with no other responsibilities. It's not fun to have to go back to having to watch my money, but it's good for me. I was getting too lax and not saving as much as I should have! However, food budgeting is one thing I'm REALLY bad at. I try . . .
My clothes don't fit. In the past few weeks I've chosen to take my health seriously and conquer my eating issues once and for all. I'm eating more and working out less. Truthfully, if my metabolism weren't so damaged I may not be gaining much weight. However due to years of under-fueling for the amount of exercising I was doing, it seems that my body isn't quite happy where it is. So I'm finally letting my body heal and learn to trust me. That means eating consistently more and not stressing my . . .
Relief. Pinterest. Source unknown - let me know if you know! That's how I felt last night. My test was over, my lab was over, I took a two hour nap, I cleaned the kitchen, and I made a dent on my inbox. That all made me feel a little more human. Then I met with Robyn, an R.D. That was the real relief. I met Robyn here in Cville a few weeks ago, and she has already changed my life for the better. She is one of the most caring, loving, Christian women I know and I'm so lucky to have . . .