It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDA) and this year’s theme is It’s Time To Talk About It. So let’s get a conversation going. Is disordered eating making you a stranger to yourself? How has it affected your life or the lives of those around you? I’m sharing part of my story and I’d love to hear yours!
I like Saturday mornings spent in coffee shops, public speaking, and bright, drapey clothes. I dislike long-distance runs, wearing peep-toe shoes, and raw broccoli (give it to me roasted in butter and sea salt, please).
But I didn’t always know it. And if I had, it wouldn’t have mattered to me.
What mattered was that I fit the mould of who I thought I should be. And apparently, who I thought I should be was a stressed out, exhausted, calorie-carb-fat-gram counter who was sick of jumping jacks. Because that’s, you know, “healthy.”