Hey everyone! I apologize for the month-long wait. I was diagnosed with a new chronic illness last month and I've had to direct all my energy into staying afloat. So that's what I'm choosing to write about today. I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. Basically, my stomach is paralyzed. It doesn't work anymore. I lost a… Continue reading A New Chronic Illness
Before I start, no this isn't a suicide note. Just wanted to make that clear to keep anyone from a freak-out. This past week and a halfish I've found myself in the midst of my biggest relapse I've experienced. Generally, I write about insightful things on the blog, hoping to break the stigma one blog… Continue reading How to Say Goodbye
I see the light that I'm chasing A memory, but it's fading When it's gone I'll be waiting Knowing it's too late There's no sugarcoating it: recovery is hell. It's not easy to make a complete lifestyle change and fight against actual chemical imbalances in your brain every second of every day. Even living in a… Continue reading How 1 Band Helped Form My Recovery
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, purging, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified... the list goes on. I have Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), which unfortunately goes unnoticed most of the time. When you look at what are supposed to be "comprehensive" lists of all types of eating disorders,… Continue reading Does My Eating Disorder Count?
"You can't be loved until you love yourself." I've heard this quote many times in reference to eating disorder recoveries. It's this stigma that people with eating disorders are unlovable until they love themselves and get healthy. Since I've been in recovery for Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, I've gained around 80 lbs. Now I am… Continue reading Dear Boyfriend, Thanks for ED Help