Tagged with Body image

A Reality Check for My Girlfriends

I have several women in my life whom I am blessed enough to call 2AM friends…you know, the kind that I could call in the middle of the night if I needed to. They are incredible. Truly. But you know what? Most of them have self-esteem issues. Like me, they desperately long to strike a truce with themselves and … Continue reading

Eating Disorder Awareness (Part 2)

For those of you who have never suffered with an eating disorder, I can completely appreciate how difficult it must be for you to know what to say and do. So I forgive a lot of well-intended comments that actually are quite harmful. But occassionally people will ask me what they should say to someone they know who is struggling with … Continue reading

Eating Disorder Awareness (Part 1)

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and I wanted to start blogging about it with a really inspirational post, but I’m not feeling particularly inspirational. I feel tired. Broken. Defeated. Because I’ve hated my body for as long as I can remember. I remember sobbing in despair while I poked and pulled at my thighs and butt in junior … Continue reading

Not One of “Those” Girls

Some days you’re reminded of all the things you are not. Today’s been one of those days for me. I am painfully aware of all the ways that I’m not good enough and am disappointed in myself, all the ways I am frustrated with who I am and what I look like. It dawned on me today that … Continue reading

Gardening the Heart

I’ve been desperately trying to figure out what this intense fear of being fat is really about. (As a side note, I’m reading a couple of good books that are shedding some insight into the issue–more on that in another post.) Because I want to be someone who makes a difference in the lives of women. Who … Continue reading

Actually, It Did Affect Me

I had dinner with a friend last night and we talked about my re-emerging eating disorder issues. I told her how frustrated I am that this has all been surfacing again now—when I am in the best place I’ve been in a long time. Happier. Safer. Healthier…and then bam! My eating disorder creeps back in … Continue reading

Mirror, Mirror…

I recently read an article about women who are trying a radical strategy for overcoming appearance and body obsession–a mirror fast. I was intrigued. Now, I’m not going to go cold-turkey because that’s just a little too extreme for me, but I did decide to get rid of my full-length mirror. Okay, I didn’t haul it to the garbage … Continue reading