It’s national eating disorders awareness week. Sharing our stories is a powerful way to connect with others that are on the same journey and help educate those that are unfamiliar with eating disorders. I battled exercise bulimia for over ten years. Hiding it very well behind training for triathlons and working in the fitness industry. It would snowball the more compliments I received for being so disciplined and fit. I would exercise 2-3 hours a day and limit my calories intake for fear of gaining weight. Behind it all I was very sick. I also dealt with Orthorexia Nervosa and was obsessed with planning a perfect diet and would not eat certain foods, for example there were years I would not eat a fat, then some years I would not eat carbohydrates or freak out if something wasn’t organic. I still struggle everyday, but I am proud of far I have come. I know my triggers and I’ve learned that my weight and my body do not define me. I am always here to talk and share, and want our space at PDXSTRENGTH to be a place that does NOT perpetuate ED and is a welcoming place for those that are battling.
March 1, 2023 / By j0ssy
Sharing is Caring!