Breakfast of Champion

This here is to celebrate a recovery milestone that took place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Mandeville, Louisiana. For the first time since pre-eating disorder, I ate breakfast out. This may not seem like a big deal to you. For you, sleeping over at a friend’s place may come naturally. For me, that’s not the … More Breakfast of Champion

Take Me Home

During my stay at Oliver Pyatt, I desperately wanted to go home. But looking back, I wanted out for the wrong reasons. I wanted out so I could relapse. I thought I was manipulating my parents and my treatment team, but I was really manipulating myself.  December 12, 2016, 8:04 pm: I’ve never been more homesick. … More Take Me Home

A Letter From My Mind to My Body and My Body to My Mind…

Dear Body, You sure are powerful. After all the shit I’ve put you through, it’s a miracle you’re still going. I feel so much guilt, regret, and shame for hurting you. I wish I could say it wasn’t intentional, but some of it was. I spent so long hating you and not thanking you for … More A Letter From My Mind to My Body and My Body to My Mind…

Chapter One

How did I wind up with thoughts and values that aren’t my own? Why do I question when people tell me I’m beautiful? When people tell me I’m worthy of love? Why do I believe that my happiness is determined by a number on a scale, or the width of my waistline? Why do I … More Chapter One