If you’re reading this, I’d like to welcome you and give you a hug.

Maybe you’re the parent or loved one of someone suffering with an eating disorder. Perhaps you’re in the throes of anorexia yourself. Maybe you think you may have the beginning stages of disordered eating. Or perhaps you’re on the journey to recovery.

Whatever has brought you here, I hope that through the story of my brokenness, and redemption through the Lord, you are able to find hope, encouragement, advice, healing, support, and comfort.

This blog chronicles my journey from severe anorexia to recovery, and every twist and turn along the way. The blog posts are meant to be read from beginning to end, as a book. (( Glorious Wounds is the Introduction.)) So I would suggest reading “up” — starting from my oldest post, and working backwards to the most recent. This is my first post.

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I must warn you that the beginning is very dark — intense, raw, and despairing. It is an uncensored view into my mind when I was deep in my anorexia. However, I chose to be vulnerable and share that utter brokenness — that wreckage — in order for you to truly grasp the gravity of the disease, and how sincerely meaningful freedom through Christ has been in my life.

I also hope that you’ll find the resources section of my blog helpful. If you or a loved one is suffering with disordered eating habits, please seek professional help.

With that being said, I am not a doctor. I’m not a therapist, dietician, counselor, psychiatrist, etc. I’m just a girl. Who had a severe case of anorexia. And who is journeying through recovery, one day at a time. I’m just sharing my story with the hopes that it will help even one person.

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1,802 thoughts on “Read This First

  1. Thanks for reading my post. I admire the premise of your blog. Three years ago I set out to do a similar thing, but on a different topic, and importantly, while I had no idea what I was afflicted by. As I helped myself out of the abyss, I eventually realized that not only did I lack the power to help others, but even if I did, there are very good reasons why no one else chooses to do so in the way you are doing it. So I respect you for being both willing and able to be an example for others. It is a rare opportunity and choice.

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  2. My sister is a recovered anorexic. She is my hero – so courageous! I am so happy for you that you’ve found peace with food through our Lord. You are an inspiration – a light to others! I am a high school English teacher and plan to share your blog with my students!

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    1. Thanks you so much Sharon. I’m so glad that your sister is living in freedom! Thanks for passing along my blog to your students. I am so honored. Thanks for your kind words. Big hugs xox

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  3. Thank you for checking out my recent post, Define Success. Just a few minutes into checking out your blog and reading Battling Insecurities, I sense the desire you have to please the LORD in all areas of life. Exciting and challenging at the same time. Overcoming any addiction is tough! So glad Christ has become your anchor and deliverer, sustainer of life. God bless you as you use your many gifts and talents to help others who face eating disorders and other struggles of the flesh. You have such a creative way of expressing your thoughts!!

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  4. I just want to thank you for constantly supporting my blog with the reads and likes you’ve consistently given my posts. It matters a lot to me that somebody on here enjoys what I write, and it’s a vital motivator to keep blogging. Thank you always for your support, and also for the inspiration you provide in your writing!

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  5. Congrats on your recovery and the “Top 25” success of your blog! You are clearly an incredible inspiration and help to others. Your light shines bright. Thanks for the like on my “Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks…” In this life, making a positive difference in other people’s lives is our greatest reward, You go girl!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. And thank you for sharing your story on this honest blog, which offers an individual’s experience of an eating disorder.

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  7. Hello beautybeyondbones,
    My name is Gregory Thomas.
    I’m a creative writer and poet, and post my stories and poems on my blog at:
    Cascadialegends.wordpress.com
    I just wanted to thank you for liking my post,
    “4th Wall and Beyond”
    I always love it when people like my stories, that’s where my best effort is. 😉

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  8. Hi there,
    I just wanted to share how much I love your blog! I am also recovering from mental health problems (chronic anxiety, panic attacks and childhood trauma) and I have found so many similarities between your journey to recovery and mine! I just love your way of thinking and your writing.
    You are incredibly beautiful human being inside and out.
    Love xx

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  9. Thanks for liking my post- I’m glad it led me to your blog. You are an inspirational writer- looking forward to reading more!

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  10. I’m sort of crying at the moment. God bless you.. recovery is the bravest decision you can make for yourself. It’s painful but so is dying a little more each and every day. I’m struggling with anorexia too at the moment, but finding the courage to take the next step is something I’m yet to do..

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  11. Hi there. Thank you for reading and liking “Writing in the Midst of a Flashback.” I’m curious, and if you don’t mind sharing, what resonated with you when you read that post? Look forward to hearing from you soon.

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  12. First I want to thank you for visiting my site and liking what I wrote on Habakkuk, I’m new at this. Second, It takes courage and a lot of faith to put yourself out there. We are always changing and growing and to do any of that we need to love God and love ourselves. Judy

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  13. dear kindred soul
    how nice to meet you
    I have been on a similar journey and could not have taken one step without God stepping with me
    I love your voice and style
    let me know when your book is out, I want to share it!
    I wrote a couple of books too – about a 25 years process through hell and into the Kingdom – they are in the right menu
    Hooray to us all who don’t give up
    with love
    Leelah Saachi

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  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog as I’m still getting mine going and I’m still working on a direction. Mine’s about life – mine – the journey to self-love and self-acceptance with mental illness and alcoholism in remission but yet working on reclaiming a life of truth. At least that WAS the intent. Your site is a glorious site visually but it is also a vital one for a horrendous disease – and it is one. You’re lucky to have lived and it’s obvious God wanted you here for a reason – to tell your stories and to do so with candor and in a way only you could. I look forward to following your blog from here on.

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