NEDA Week 2018

Today (well really tomorrow, but whatever)marks the start of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2018. This week has always been very special to me, but it was a silent special. This year I am anything but silent, and this year will be extra meaningful for me.

Over the summer I went completely out of my comfort zone and took a leap going public with my struggle with an eating disorder, and it was one of the best things i’ve ever done, the only regret I have is being ashamed and keeping my story silent for so long.

Believing that I am more than a number has been a challenge for me in my life, but I am at the point that I know it’s true. I am more than a number on a scale, an age, a height, my IQ, a bank account, a employee number, but there are some people who battle with this “number” struggle daily. My entire disorder revolved around counting numbers, calories, nutrition labels, adding and subtracting, and basing outlook for one day on the number I saw on the scale that morning. It makes me sad remembering how many precious moments and precious thoughts I lost counting and calculating numbers, and in the end it was never enough. A math equation that I would never solve.

Accepting yourself and accepting each other is something this world needs to work on. Everyone is different, every body is different, and there are different ways for each of us to be healthy people. We need to embrace Health at every size. Not all people in small bodies are healthy, just as people with bigger bodies aren’t always un -healthy. When we stop judging, we start loving, and we start living. I am so much more than a number, and so are you.

My HEALthy MIND knows my worth is measured by who I am, what I believe in, how I treat others and what I stand for as a person. Once my mind and my body stopped fighting each other, and got on the same page, I became a healthy person and I couldn’t be more thankful. {I radiate positivity, passion, love, life, recovery}

Happy National Eating Disorder Week to my strong, beautiful, passionate fiends at Project HEAL who legit inspire and amaze me every single day. You are seriously rock stars and I am blessed to have project HEAL and all of you in my corner. And happy NEDA week to my family and friends who never stop believing in me encouraging me, but most of all never let me feel like I am or was just a number.

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