I woke up naturally bit early yesterday morning, so I decided to spend my time to getting my NEDAwareness Week post written. As I went about my morning routine, washing my face and brushing my teeth, I couldn't help but think about how different my new normal is now than in the years when I was struggling with my eating disorder. I had eaten a whole bunch of chocolate the night before after going to my parents house for dinner, I'm blaming the crazy chocolate cravings on the fact that I'm on my . . .
The other day I started going through my "Recovery and Advocacy" page, and re reading some of the posts I've written in the past. I was totally overwhelmed by the different stages and struggles I've gone through. I forgot about lots of those posts! I do have some favorites that I think would be helpful to others -- ones I get emails questions about a lot -- so I thought I'd do a round up on my favorite recovery posts for NEDA Awareness Week. These are mostly written recently about what I . . .
The Charlottesville NEDA Walk was a success! And PHEW am I glad it's over!! Lots of stress off my shoulders:) We lucked out with a beautiful 70 degree (windy!) day. We had a great turnout and raised over $1000 at the event itself through registrations, donations, and raffle tickets. That brings our total to just under $10,000 (!!!!), and I'm hoping for some last minute donations to bring us up to the 10k mark! We had around 100 walkers and a great bunch of dogs wearing cute little . . .
It's National Eating Disorders (NEDA) Awareness Week. This year's theme is "I Had No Idea..." to raise awareness about the major damage that eating disorders pose to those that have them as well as their family and friends. Eating disorders are NOT something small or simple. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect both a person’s emotional and physical health. In the United States alone, 30 million people will be impacted by an eating disorder at . . .