5 Stages of Grief in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

By Hannah Meier, RD and L9P ambassador For those who may be new around here, I am a dietitian recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA). I used to be pretty quiet about that, but ever since I decided to pursue HA recovery I’ve learned how to be less ashamed and more vocal. Sparknotes: HA is the … Continue reading 5 Stages of Grief in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

I’m glad I know my “baby weight”

I stepped on the scale and, on impulse, looked down to see the number. I was in for an early pregnancy test, and curious about my baseline. Where were we starting? What did I weigh? I wouldn’t have known otherwise, because I threw the scale away almost a decade ago. Ten years ago, I stepped … Continue reading I’m glad I know my “baby weight”

The danger of ‘sick enough’

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’

What a dog can teach us about self-love and recovery

L9P Community Post: Jacqueline Ballou Erdos Afew months before I was diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea, my husband and I brought home a rescue pup from an adoption event in New York City. We named our then 1-½ -year old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix, Maizie. We didn’t know much about Maizie’s history, but did know … Continue reading What a dog can teach us about self-love and recovery

How Pregnancy Helps You See The Beauty Inside You

L9P Community Post: Tina Muir By now, many in the running world know my story of amenorrhea recovery. I went from nine years without a single period to…well, what will be ten to eleven years without a period, but in the middle there during the recovery process, something special happened. The first egg my body had … Continue reading How Pregnancy Helps You See The Beauty Inside You