Life is not perfect

Hello you there :D

How are you? Today I want to share some quick thoughts I had after reading a fellow blogger,  Tara from pnwrunner, post from this article about a girl who died from an eating disorder.KristaThis girl (RIP) is Krista Phelps, and she died from an electrolyte imbalance on training run. The first time I read the article it hit me hard. Why? Because I’ve been on that place of over-training, counting calories, looking at the mirror and seeing a distorted version of yourself, and the endless pain of gaining one pound and loosing it back. Yup, I said it: I’ve struggle with an eating disorder for more than six years.countSource

What shocked me about the article was the title: she’s not that skinny, is she? Our society believes that only extremely thin girls have anorexia, bulimia or any other ED. However, you can’t judge a book based on its cover. As a recovering girl I can tell that people with eating disorders aren’t always the skinniest on earth.

There is a lot more to that, than just she’s not that skinny. Those thoughts are the ones that, in first place, ruin someone’s mind and lead them to believe they are fat. I think that society lacks education about eating disorders and how to handle them. It’s a complex situation, but it’s harder to make people understand it. Usually they’ll react with you are not that skinny. Wrong! You can’t tell a girl with an eating disorder she’s not that skinny. You’ll get her to a deeper, and darker place.

I can keep talking about it, but I just want to say: EDUCATE yourself before you judge someone with an ED. I know that I will have to deal with this ghost for the rest of my life. I’ll have days in which I may fall, and I’ll have many others in which I’ll know that my worth isn’t related to my weight. I’m much more than a number on a scale. If anyone of you is going through this: remember that a number doesn’t define you. After all, the scale can’t tell your body fat or muscle mass ;) worthSource

Let’s be strong, not skinny. Love your body, and nourish it. It’s the only one you have!

Let’s be healthy, not sick. I used to visit hospitals and doctors almost weekly. Now, I choose to live!screwSource

Wishing you a great day!

Tuesday question:

Do you know someone with an ED? How do you handle it? Do you believe he/she is not that skinny?

Xx Jess

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4 Responses to Life is not perfect

  1. Thank you for being transparent! I also had an eating disorder. I praise God for bringing me through. Thank you for posting.

    • God will never leave you, trust me! I know this is hard, but little by little! I’ve learn that one step at a time, will take me farther! Thanks for stopping by! :D I’m glad you liked the post!

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