Reflection After 3 Weeks of Blogging…

So I’ve been blogging for just a mere three weeks now, and I thought now would be a good time to share how things have been going.

Judging from the amount of traffic the blog is getting and the thoughtful comments that are coming in from all over the country, it’s been a dream come true! I feel like I’m helping unveil something that has been weighing on far too many of us, and I hope to continue to raise awareness and create a discussion about disordered eating, it’s causes and effects, and what we can do to combat the unhealthy thoughts and behaviors that ensue.

While it’s comforting to know I’m not alone, it’s certainly sad that so many women have been/are going through this at all–and worse, that many of us don’t seem to necessarily have the tell-tale signs of what would lead someone down this path. Many of us appear to “have it all,” and we all know appearances can be deceiving.

So today I want to let you know how I’ve been doing.

It’s one thing to talk the talk, and it’s a completely different thing to walk the walk. Well, I’m proud to say on a scale of one to ten, I’m a 9.5 and very much walking the walk since my nascent blog began!

I’ve kept my promise about not journaling on Sparkpeople or counting calories eaten/burned on my spreadsheets.

I’ve varied up my exercise routine to include more running and less gym-time. And I have taken at least one day off each week and just biked.

With respect to food, I have only had one semi-purge incident (two days ago) and I felt terrible afterwards because I knew deep down what I was doing. But I didn’t beat myself up over it; I moved on. And though I had a couple midnight incidents (during that time of the month–which I know to expect now) I didn’t overeat or punish myself with exercise.

Mentally, physically and emotionally I feel like I am in a better place already. Of course I am not saying I am cured, but talking about these issues is really helping me. I am still considering therapy, but for the time being, I am really feeling strong and empowered to make good choices because they make me feel good–not because I will lose more weight or look better in my jeans.

On that note, have a wonderful weekend and thank you for reading.

3 thoughts on “Reflection After 3 Weeks of Blogging…

  1. UGH!!
    I..Love..You..

    Yeah, I tend to be lenient TTOM (that time if month) b/c I’m already in pain and the other icky stuff, I refuse to deprive myself then. I DO try to exercise (during that time), though. Helps me feel less bloated.

    I don’t even wanna go into trying on semi-old pants since I’m new to this whole “thin” or being thinner thing. It is extremely hard to maintain, especially if you already have a genetic pre-disposition to fatness/obesity.

    I swear I must be the only Woman in the world whose Mom wants her to not be “too thin”. Too thin to her is like normal weight for my height.

    Anyway, good job on your progress!!

    *kisses*

    You are the best!

  2. I’m glad that blogging is working for you. I am in therapy but blogging is a different kind of therapy that can really be a nice release. And I agree, it is nice to know that there are others out there that struggle with the same things.

  3. Thanks, C–it is a really good release, and while it may not be the ultimate route I take, I do think it’s been an effective one thus far. Thanks for reading!

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