Photo by vis photography Of all the relationships I’ve had in my life, my relationship with Christian is my favorite for so many reasons. But one of the biggest reasons? He lets me ride my own bicycle. Check out the adorable couple in the picture above with the super cute tandem bike on their wedding… Read More My own bicycle
Flashback to January 11, 2013 … People often ask if Christian is a “rebound relationship” for me. Ah, the dreaded term. You know, he even asked me himself once. Rebound relationship. What does that even mean? It sounds so insulting. It minimizes the importance of the relationship to pretty much nil, doesn’t it? It makes… Read More Rebound vs. slam dunk
Flashback to October 24, 2012… I’m missing you guys. But I’m still here, and I’m still listening. I’ve just been a little — uh — otherwise occupied. You see, I’m somewhat in heaven. But still grounded. It feels good. I have a companion. I’m experiencing some sunshine in my soul. It’s been so, so, so… Read More Grounded in paradise
It’s Wear Purple Wednesday! Show your support for National Eating Disorders Awareness this week. In the mean time, want to know what this thing is really about? Don’t really get it? Wonder what it’s like to be in the head of an amazingly gorgeous person (inside and out) who has a life-threatening eating disorder? My incredibly… Read More Beauty and the Purple Beast
I’m running again. The sweat burns my eyes. My heart pounds in rhythm with my footsteps. I slam my feet down angrily, wishing I could flatten my love handles as easily as I hammer the soft path beneath my sneakers. I awaken the next morning and the next and the next … and she’s still… Read More Eat me
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – Here’s the real deal: I am at a huge crossroads in my life right now, and I have a chance to make some big changes for the better if I embrace the opportunity I’ve been given. That being said, I obviously have some major body image issues to… Read More Body Image Series, Conclusion: So, what am I supposed to look like?
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – There are so many fad diets out there. I would love to do this fast! Right now! But I’m not sure that’s the most healthy way. And I’m also not sure it would stick anyway. So, the plan is limit the calories, increase the exercise. That’s pretty straightforward,… Read More Body Image Series, Part 6: What is the healthy way?
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – My poor body. It has been through so much. Just in the past three years, I’ve had a car accident (resulting in full-body whiplash and a softball-sized pancreatic cyst), major abdominal surgery (pancreatectomy/spleenectomy), a pregnancy, and a c-section (less than a year after the pancreatectomy, and my second… Read More Body Image Series, Part 5: Physical trauma & bouncing back
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – This has been a really weird one since I left my husband. For the first few weeks, I actually couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror naked. Sorry if that’s TMI. It’s true though. Even though I wasn’t the one who had committed adultery, when I looked… Read More Body Image Series, Part 4: My reflection & photographs
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – I totally get this one. I do. Warped female images in the media totally mess with our minds. Trying to emulate them is incredibly unhealthy on so many levels. Blah, blah, blah … I know the theories behind what’s happening on those billboards and in those ad campaigns! And I also… Read More Body Image Series, Part 3: Media