Monday, May 17, 2010

Moving On

These past few months have been some of the most emotional, challenging and-- ultimately-- transformative of my life.

I have experienced extreme lows associated with eating disorders; however, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by support of professionals, family and friends. I have learned so much about myself through this process.

Although I would never wish an eating disorder upon anyone else, at the end of the day I am grateful for what I have learned along the way.

An eating disorder has been a chapter of my life. But it certainly is not the whole story.

I'll admit, it is difficult to shut an eating disorder... but I have come to stop it from controlling me. I am moving forward, with confidence.

I can never ignore the role that eating issues play in my life, but I can work on putting food back where it used to be: as something enjoyable, fun and exciting.

I am just as committed to health, but now I've learned that there is a point where health ends and obsession begins.

I am more inspired than ever to make food, exercise and health-related writing my career. If I can help others not suffer in the ways I did, then maybe there is a reason for what I've experienced.

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Pursue healthfulness, but don't allow it to pursue you.