Lane 9 Project May Writing Prompt: It was supposed to be easy... One mile. Slow, careful, calculated. Just one mile. It was supposed to be easy…but it wasn’t. Anxious, hesitant, and excited, I strided out of the driveway and descended down our dead end road. I took a right at the intersection and a left … Continue reading It was supposed to be easy…
November 8th, 2016. It was a dreary day, literally and figuratively. After a long, somber workday, I rushed off to a local coffee shop to meet an area dietitian. We were meeting so I could interview her and fulfill an assignment for a grad school class of mine. Frankly, I was not looking forward to it. Not … Continue reading Let’s Get Real
Eating disorder recovery is not linear. And that's okay.
It’s that time of year again. Gym memberships are on sale, detox recipes grace the cover of every “health” magazine you see, and everyone and their brother is vowing to work off the holiday guilt and make this year the year they lose those last ten pounds. Year after year millions of Americans resolve to “get … Continue reading Meaningful resolutions
I suffered in silence and I recovered alone because in my mind I was never “sick enough” to ask for help. As I began to share the story of my eating disorder, I grappled with what to call it. I struggled to call it an eating disorder, not because I was ashamed but because I … Continue reading The danger of ‘sick enough’