Posts tagged body image
My Eating Disorder Recovery

I lived my entire teenage and young adult life with an eating disorder. Everyday for 9 years I obsessed over my body and what went in it. I counted calories, chugged water when I was hungry, over-exercised and finally resorted to binging and throwing up. I had this image of what I thought beautiful looked like and it didn’t involve any excess fat on my body. Those were hard times... those were lonely times...

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My Struggle with Distorted Body Image

You know those mirrors, right? The ones at the circus or amusement park that are usually in some creepy room or building they call a "fun house" (biggest lie of the century, am I right?)It would be one thing if it was just one mirror, but it's usually a room full of mirrors. All different shapes, sizes, and angles so when you look in any direction, all you can see is a hundred misshapen reflections of your image. We usually laugh as we look around the room at ourselves, but it makes us feel uncomfortable. It's been a long time since I've been in one of those rooms. Yet I feel like I have that same experience every day of my life.

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Fit Friday: 5 Tips to Help Kids Have a Healthy Relationship with Food and Exercise

Here's another fantastic Fit Friday post by Ashley!I can only imagine how hard it must be to raise a family in our culture. I am not a mom myself, but I was a kid, raised in a home that strived to promote health, balance, and wellness beyond body image and weight loss. As I thought about how I was raised, and the type of environment I hope to have in my family one day, I have created a list of simple ways that you can help your children have a healthy relationship with food and exercise.

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