***This post was written in July of 2013. It is not intended as a diagnosis or to provide medical treatment. It is simple a reflection of my own struggles and how I worked through them. As an update, I am now happily eating disorder free!***** After finally coming to terms with the fact that I was binge eating; after reading all about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options; after analyzing my own behaviors, talking to therapists, reading books, and committing to recovery; after . . .
I slept through both spin class Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.Oops. Sleep is more important to me right now, though, so I'm not too upset. And while normally I'd go for a run to get in some cardio, my left achilles has been acting up so I want to give it a rest. Instead I decided I'd try leading myself through a spin workout. To be honest, I don't really get why I thought doing a spin workout on my own would be any different than a treadmill or elliptical workout. I guess I'm just . . .
My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tornadoes yesterday. ** Yesterday I was on the radio! Last week a representative from KUOW, the NPR affiliate in Seattle, reached out to me regarding a radio show they were planning on eating disorders and "thinspiration." She had seen my post, "When Fitspiration Isn't Inspiring." She called me and we talked about "thinspiration", "fitspiration", healthy living blogs, and the difficulty in blogging truthfully and helpfully about . . .
INCREDIBLE. This morning was the St. Louis Girls On The Run 5Kand it could not have been a more perfect day. 65 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Over 8,000 people dressed in pink and green, running through the streets together. And all my girls with huge smiles! I woke up at 6:15 and got a parking spot on the street downtown, walking a few blocks to our meeting spot just in time to see my first girls arrive. The rest of the team trickled in with their parents and running buddies one . . .
Overnight Oats are the most common recipe that I have friends and family try , and every single one of them loves it. My friend from high school started eating for breakfast AND dinner. My aunt takes it to work with her. A girl I used to dance with adds a little honey and has it on her lunch break at the hospital. I'm working with Champion Sports Bras this month on some guest posts, and it was an easy choice when they asked for a recipe to share. An older version is lost somewhere on my . . .
These protein oat bars and amazing. I like bars. I like Luna Bars, Lara Bars, Think Thin bars, and Clif Bars. They are easy to throw in your purse, easy to eat quickly, and taste like dessert. Sure whole foods are better - and I often choose Greek yogurt or an apple for a snack - but sometimes a sweet gooey bar is what I want. I know lots of them are high in sugar, are expensive and could be made quite easily. Going back to school means I'll need portable snacks that are cheap, so I . . .
This Thursday is the 5th Annual Missouri Eating Disorder Advocacy Day. This event was rescheduled because of snow last month (ironic), but it's s upposed to be clear by Thursday. I have been in contact with the organizer, and here's what she said we'd be doing: Meet at 10am in the First Floor Rotunda to begin Lobby training. Pick up a training packet,learn the details, what we'll be doing, talking points etc. Go in GROUPS to your respective legislator's office to discuss the . . .
How many of you have seen a more serious runner talk about running "8 x 400s" or "5 x 800s" for their training plan? (taken from part of a Hal Higdon Advanced Plan) When I first got into racing I was using beginner plans, so the running was purely mileage. No hill runs, tempo runs, or speed runs yet. However now that I feel more comfortable and want to get faster, I thought I should see what they recommend for intermediate runners. First of all, terminology: 8 x 400 = 8 rounds of 400 . . .
Binge. That word is associated with shame, embarrassment, disorder, and guilt. It's actually a diagnosable type of eating disorder, now, which hasn't always been the case. Bingeing is (very loosely) when you overeat but do not purge afterward. The medical definition of binge eating disorder (from MayoClinic) is: "Frequently consuming unusually large amounts of food...becoming a regular occurrence, usually done in secret. You feel such a compulsion that you can't resist the urges and . . .
This post is going to explain a little more about how Post-Bacc Premed programs work, as well as answer a bunch of questions I got from you guys. (That will be at the end, so skip down there if you don't care how this works!) Please keep in mind this was my experience of the process and it may not be the same for everyone. You can find a list of all the Post-Bacc Premed programs in the country here: https://services.aamc.org/postbac/ 1. Coursework These programs are a way . . .