"I have to unconditionally surrender to the care and support of those around me. I have to be willing to let my heart be nourished just as much as my body."
"As a patient in a larger body, I feel it's important that we are on the same page regarding my treatment."
"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
"I avoided those relationships where love was free and easy. Because it didn't feel 'earned,' so I didn't feel worthy."
I’m breathless now, looking back at all the ways you would not back down from survival.
Eating disorders are built on a house of lies, but if it's the only house you've ever lived in, you just won't see it that way.
When I gained weight, I was convinced that it was the end of my self-esteem – I had no idea that it was actually the beginning of an unconditional love for myself.