IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY BATTLING AN EATING DISORDER, THE BLOG POSTS FROM DECEMBER 2012 TO MAY 2013 MAY BE TRIGGERING! Please do not read them if you feel it would derail you in any way from recovering. This may be in the form of calorie counts, weights, and restrictive tendencies. The “safe” posts begin with A Glimpse of Where I Am Now. Please start here if you want to avoid the past journal entries.
Why “Running in Silence”?
I ran too long without speaking up about my eating disorder. I tried to run away from my hunger. I was embarrassed to speak up. Now, I hope to talk openly and connect with others who deal with this mental battle.
What is your ED diagnosis?
While I don’t like labeling what “kind” of eating disorder I have or even what kind of “diet” I eat for that matter, it does help to expose what I dealt with on a daily basis. I began with anorexic tendencies for about a year in high school through my first year of college. The binge-eating disorder developed as I began raw food, and eventually bulimia.
What does the blog on this website entail?
When I first started the blog I shared past journal entries detailing my experiences with trying the raw food diet. I stopped posting this journal entries back in May 2013 to pursue writing a self-help book which includes my story (to be published this October). At this point I now post my thoughts on recovery and the struggle with eating disorders twice a month via the blog posts.
Why read the blog?
My aim is to be as honest as possible to give insight into the thoughts of an eating-disordered athlete. While my thoughts and actions may not always be similar to others’ stories, many people have expressed connections and similar behaviors. I hope to give a voice to those suffering and encourage them to seek help.
Where can I learn more about the book?
I began the book in May of 2013 by taking my past journal entries and forming them into a story. Since then I have combined the story with self-help tips. The book will be published in October of this year. Please visit the Bio & Book page to learn more! I am happy to answer any and all questions. :)
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