Back to Blogging a Little Bit More

I've been really quiet in the last several weeks, not because I had nothing to say, but I needed to be in a more positive head space to write.  I've gone through a bit of a depressive spot lately, and I don't want this space to be somewhere negative.  Yet, anytime I tried to write, … Continue reading Back to Blogging a Little Bit More

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1 Full Year Purge Free

My recovery is far from solid, but this is the closest I've ever made it towards true recovery, and so I'm going to celebrate progress.  Today marks 365 days without any purging type behaviors--no exercise, no laxative use, no vomiting. I've managed to fight against anorexia without seeing it morph back into bulimia for the time … Continue reading 1 Full Year Purge Free

Learning to Appreciate the Body you Inhabit

As women, we seem to constantly judge our own appearances. We compare ourselves to one another, to those in the media, to societies standards of beauty.  We zone in on our flaws, and disregard what is beautiful.  We never seem to measure up. Eating disordered or not, positive body image is something we all struggle … Continue reading Learning to Appreciate the Body you Inhabit

Weight Set-Point Theory: Scientific Understanding of Dieting and Weight

It seems that no matter where I turn, EVERYONE is on a diet. And it makes me angry. I'm not angry towards those on a diet, but towards society in general. I'm angry about the lack of information and education out there. We have scientific evidence to explain why diets don't work long term.  Most … Continue reading Weight Set-Point Theory: Scientific Understanding of Dieting and Weight

I am not my Eating Disorder

I tried to hold a conversation with my dietitian last week about exercise, and it ended in me biting back tears. If there is one phrase that I hate and I'm tired of hearing from everyone, it's this one: "Melinda, I can't tell if I'm talking to you or your eating disorder right now."  STOP. … Continue reading I am not my Eating Disorder

Blogs, Podcasts, U-Tubers and More: Excellent Resources When You are Recovering from an Eating Disorder

I couldn't imagine my recovery without the online community of support that exists for those recovering from eating disorders. Everywhere you turn, there are blogs, websites, podcasts, newly printed research studies, free recovery workbooks, etc. written by both professionals and people who are in recovery themselves. It's inspiration on the discouraging days, access to new … Continue reading Blogs, Podcasts, U-Tubers and More: Excellent Resources When You are Recovering from an Eating Disorder