It’s the Little Things

♥Carrigan Niamh ♥ I'm sitting in the park watching my daughter run around the playground, and for the first time, I realize just how much my life has changed. I'm enjoying her--seeing her jump, skip and play.  I'm loving the breeze that's blowing, the smell of salt air, and the distant sound of waves crashing.  I'm … Continue reading It’s the Little Things

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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

That Oh So Familiar Quote: “Relapse is Part of Recovery”

Before entering treatment: "Well for me it's not. I REFUSE to put myself through this hell again.  I'm gonna do this whole inpatient thing once and that's be it.  I refuse to be that girl who relapses over and over again." Ummm....so, yeah...about that. 5 months later: "What the hell have they done to me? … Continue reading That Oh So Familiar Quote: “Relapse is Part of Recovery”

I Am Me: Undefined

The first day I gained my freedom, I was twenty-seven.  It was both exhilarating and terrifying. There was a time where I looked back on that day and felt nothing but pain.  Pain of what I walked away from, pain because I had left the people I loved most, pain because I was leaving a … Continue reading I Am Me: Undefined