Friday Fabulousness~ Blogger Body Calendar

This week was so fabulous I had a hard time picking one thing! I mean, we had the Boss’ Birthday, went to a Nationals Game and of course… I saw the President of the United States speak. Which is like…Lifetime Fabulousness really.

Someone may or may not have gotten up on to the photographer’s dias and taken pictures with the big boys. Relalted: I have camera envy.

I’ll do a full write up of that asap but rest assured that it was brilliant and amazing. I left inspired and very proud to be American and proud to be a parent.

But my Friday Fabulousness this week is The Blogger Body Calendar.

I don’t think I have ever really written about my eating disorder, not even in a journal but this project hits close to home to me and I thought perhaps now is the time to share. I am one of the lucky ones, I made it out the  other side and today I am honored to be the featured Guest Blogger. I was taken aback by how hard it was to write. How once I started I wanted to write more and more about it, make it perfect and at the same time I wanted to bottle it all up and not share.

So I sent it off unedited and full of misspellings because I knew I would chicken out …and they kindly allowed me to clean it up a bit. I had to send it right then or I never would have

For some reasong sharing makes it less mine, it breaks the bond between me and my eating disorder a little bit more. More space between us.  Whatever cracked up crazy sense that makes. It’s one more way of letting go of it. When you get over an eating disorder you are left with a big question: Who am I if I am not that? My eating disodrer was so all emcompassing it was my identity along with my addiction. And it almost killed me.

Now I know who I am without being The Girl With The Eating Disorder or The Bulimic, or any of the other labels I carried around that helped make me The Girl With The Eating Disorder, but it was a tough road to get here.

So, I ask you for a favor. Please read my post over there today. Please take the time, comment if you feel like it, and if you are struggling or know someone who is please know I am here…just an email away to supprt.

 I hope you know, each and every one of you, how amazing you are. How strong and resiliant our bodies are. Trust me on this one, you can (but don’t) abuse your body to the point where it almost stops working entirely and (very slowly) it can re heal. 

Eating disorders grow more prevalant by the day, our girls in particular are subjected to not only unattainable physical goals but false altered images and that bridge between self worth and physical beauty is short to cross and hard to cross back.

This weekend try to identify when you think a bad thought about yourself…we think hard thoughts about ourselves all the time and we need to stop.
I would never say to anyone some of the things I find myself thinking to a friend. So I challenge us to treat ourselves as we would a good friend. With forgiveness.
Be kind to yourselves this weekend! You make my life brighter and I can only hope I’ve brought a giggle to your life a time or two as well.

Please check out the Blogger Body Calendar. All proceeds will benefit the National Eating Disorder Association and hey, while you’re there, maybe give my little essay a read. It is entitled

As it turns out, I wanted to live.

Because, y’know I do.

What was fabulous in your life this week? I want to know!

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13 thoughts on “Friday Fabulousness~ Blogger Body Calendar

  1. Friday Fabulousness indeed! What a treat to hang out with you waiting for POTUS to speak and what a powerful story you shared about your experience with bulimia. Thank you for being so candid! I can only hope that by sharing your story, you will be able to help others who are experiencing the same thing.

    • I had so much fun with you, per usual, and thanks for the tech help – you really are a tech guru! Thank you also for taking the time to read my post over there. It was hard to write but I am glad I did.

  2. First of all, the post was fabulous. This is the first thing I’ve ever read of yours and I will be back. You’re so very honest. Congratulations on your son as well. What was fabulous in my week is that I was fired from my job. What you say? Well I hated it and it was eating me alive and despite it potentially being a huge financial hardship, I’m relieved I never ever have to go back.

    • Oh Angela, I have had that job myself and so I say yes! congratulations on your job loss and that is fabulous! I remember finally being freed from a job that made my stomach ache so much I dreaded going. And when that job and I parted ways, I remember just wanting to bust out the champagne!
      So congrats, you are FREE!!!!! On to something new and amazing.
      Thank you for coming by and commenting. I appreciate it.

    • Aw, thank you! It was scary to write. We missed you yesterday! It was amazing, when he entered the room it was electric!

  3. HI there! I came over from a link at iHeartfaces and I see what a nice place you have here! I was going to link up but wanted to say hi first and as permission:) I’m like that…

  4. Thanks for the reminder…a healthy body image is something I really want to pass onto not just my daughter, but my son as well. I am headed to read your guest post now. It’s not always easy to get personal-kuddos to you!

  5. Thank you for sharing your story. I know how insanely hard it is to talk about. As a fellow ‘survivor’ (so to speak), I struggled for 10 years and finally considered myself healthy for another 10, to only find myself recently unconsciously slipping back into bad habits before I had to shake sense into myself and seek some more professional help. Its hard. So hard. And people just don’t understand unless they’ve been there. Its so important for me to present a healthy body image to my children, especially my daughter. So hard in this society!

  6. I personally think you have a fabulous life. That’s what I think about that.

    Thank you for sharing your story and opening up like that. Being a girl with an eating disorder herself (well, “recovered”), it, well, just makes me feel a little better about my own issues (because really, it doesn’t go away, it is a whisper, no longer a scream, but one that sometimes is louder than others). And it makes today easier, knowing I am not alone. If that makes any sense.

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