My Spectacular Body

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My Spectacular Body Spectacular, really? Yes! My body is spectacular, wonderful, remarkable, magnificent, amazing, incredible and phenomenal! My body has carried itself through my whole life and done nothing but try to protect itself – from me. My wonderful body was born weighing just about 5lbs, crying and screaming to get itself what it needed

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Rediscovering Myself

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When I was about 3 years old my mom and I were out shopping and she got me an Easter egg to snack on. She thought it was such a wonderful treat that any child would LOVE to have. I took the egg and threw it away, grabbing instead for the salty pepperette she had

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The Work is Never Finished in Recovery

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I think I might start calling my dietitian (H) my “food therapist”. We talk about normal dietitian things; the 5 food groups and benefits of them all, we talk about variety in foods and proper portioning but we also talk about what food (and lack of it) means to me. I tell her my story

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Possible Reprieve (TW BMI)

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Enigma: a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand and the word my dietician used to describe my body’s weight gain.  17 months ago I started some much needed weight restoration and ever since then I have gained anywhere from 1-5lbs per week. Even after passing through the entire healthy BMI

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