Being healthy is a day by day decision and struggle. It is one that can require accountability and reassurance and can be filled with many up’s and down’s. Here is my story, what I find inspiration from, and what continues to drive me and kick my butt.
According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, up to 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from some sort of eating disorder. And growing up, I was one of those 30 million people.
From 2009 to 2011, I was a bulimic. Since then, I was restricting calories and generally hated myself. The Fall of 2014 was a turning point for me. I was invited to Spartan Christian Fellowship through a FunDip invitation during welcome week at Michigan State, and I began my faithlife journey.
By developing a relationship with Christ, I started addressing my health issues and body image issues with a different approach.
I now am on the real path to recovery. Some hatred still ensues, lots of running happens, but the lying and hiding is no more!
This is what keeps me going.
I hope this can become a place that helps keep you going.