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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1,642 thoughts on “Read This First

  1. I just wanted to thank you for your visits to A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face. It is truly encouraging! I have been encouraged by your site and hope my site has also encouraged you!

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  2. Thanks for the Like on my blog. And wow, just wow. You don’t pretty up the ED battle at all; yet somehow your writing pulls in the reader with its honesty. This is a far uglier fight than most of us can imagine, and the truth is, you never fully win. Rather, it is a matter of beating the odds every day. I don’t know if the word “enjoy” is the right one to use as I read your posts. Yet they are extremely difficult to stop reading.

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  3. Thanks for the ‘Like’ on my blog “If you fall in love with the process…”. I’m new to blogging and really appreciate your encouragement. Keep building a better life girl, from what I’ve read hear it sounds like you’re doing an awesome job! xx

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  4. Also very new to blogging. Thank you so much for liking my posts—very encouraging. My wife and her mother both had anorexia when it was little understood, and they would have benefitted a lot from your blog. So glad you’re sharing your heart so helpfully. Bless you, Geoff >ᴥ<

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    1. Hey Geoff, thanks so much for sharing this. I’m so sorry to hear how this disease has personally touched your life. I appreciate you taking the time to read my words and offer encouragement. Big hugs to you xox

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  5. You making people FEEL welcome if you give them freedom, not by writing about being welcome. It’s an obvious mistake fake people make. (I’m sure you have to approve comments)

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  6. 90% of the world’s economy is based on making rules for others, that are unfair or against nature. A FRAGILE world we live in, isn’t it.
    What are your rules you enforce on people, that make em ugly??????????????????????

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  7. Hello!
    I hear you sister. And I think that, by reading Leoshine Blog, you heard me. How blessed to find a kindred spirit in the Spirit and I wish you all the best of God’s honour.

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  8. Thank you for liking my blog post. I am a husband of a wonderful woman who suffers from an eating disorder. Please share if you think it may help others as well. Thank you for being so brave and vulnerable by opening up and sharing your story. You are an inspiration to humanity. God Bless!

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  9. Hi BBB, thank you for liking my recent post on Murakami’s 5%. I’m so glad you stopped by, so now I know about your blog. It’s such a lovely testimony!

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  10. You write with real honesty, with feeling and integrity. It has been well said that the way of faith (and meditation for that matter) is not about leading an extraordinary life, but learning to live life extraordinarily well.
    And thank you for looking at my blogg earlier, on the first day of its existence.

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  11. Thank you so much for liking my post about overcoming my CP with faith! It means so much!! Never forget how strong, amazing and loved you are ❤

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  12. I just want to say Thanks! I have been reading your posts for some time, but have never commented. I just read your most recent post on your vulnerability and cost of what you struggled with earlier on in your life. Your story is rich and valued and I appreciate the “real” I read in your posts. May God Our Father bless you for sharing your wounds and healing process with the world through your blog. Brandon (EsseRealis)

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  13. Hey there! Just thought I’d visit & say, Thank you! 😊

    I also thought you might be interested in my new blog, Neurotypical is Overrated. All things related to mental health. I was also hoping that perhaps I could invite you to be a guest blogger on that blog. The address is http://neurotypicalisoverrated . wordpress . com.

    If not, that’s fine. I really just want you to know that I appreciate you.

    Blessings,
    Lillian

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    1. Thanks Lillian! And I really appreciate the offer! I’m honestly pretty slammed right now with taking care of my mom and writing my book, so I think right now during this particular season, I’m going to have to regretfully say not right now, but if things change, I’ll let you know! Thanks so much 🙂 hugs xo

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      1. Not a problem. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. Good luck with the book. I haven’t been following and I don’t know if you’ve mentioned your mom. So, I’ll just offer (((HUGS))) & prayers.

        Be blessed,
        Lillian

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      2. Oh, thank you Lillian. Yeah, my mom had a stroke a couple months ago so I moved home to care for her. So just producing 2 blogs a week is *literally* keeping me up at night hah Thank you for the prayers. xoxo 🙂

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  14. Beauty- ( If I may call you “Beauty” )
    First, thanks for your like on my post “I Am In The Force, And The Force Is In Me”, on Jonathon D. Svendsen.wordpress.com. It was a deeply personal post that was hard to write for a lot of reasons, so it meant a lot to get even a simple “like”.
    Second, browsing through your blog, I can’t help but admire you for your candor and openness. I always respect when a person is “real” and not some overly made-up super model. Thus, in reading through what you’ve posted so far, all I can say is you are indeed, so incredibly beautiful
    Thank you so much for sharing your journey with all of us. I hope you will share in mine as well on my blog.
    May God continue to bless you in all you do.
    *hugs*
    Jonathon

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  15. As I have had my own struggles in life, I can understand. I never faced an eating disorder, but I have faced a life long struggle with PTSD from an early age, and moving into an adult life with far more traumas then most people face. Thank you so much for your insights, your life, and your testimony and love of Christ.

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      1. Thank you so much. You’re very kind. I know that God has bigger things in store for me, and I have faith that amongst other things, my Blog will not only help me recover, but help others also.

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      2. I look forward to going through your posts. I have a private email if you ever have prayer requests, or just need some spiritual companionship. It’s on my website.

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  16. Thank you for liking my post Nature Resurrected .
    And here is a Big Hug back. You are a Beautiful Human Being . Thank you for sharing your story.You are an inspiration.

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  17. Thank you for liking my post (the title of which I have already forgotten, but it was about gifts of passage and a blossom I picked up, and my musings about faith). Have you read “Daughter Arise” by Sheryle Cruse? Curious as she’s a personal friend & the battle to survive eating disorders is her God-given passion. If you haven’t , you should. And you should connect with her on FB. 😀
    ~Jaci

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  18. Hello BBB, and thanks for the like on my post yesterday. I started my blog a couple (few?) years ago and it’s been sporadic and fun, but it has, at east for a time, become like yours in that it’s a place for me to share my journey in hopes of helping others. It’s not about anorexia, but about my own experience and how I’m walking through it as I try to remain abiding in God.

    I did deal with anorexia and bulimia years ago, and some of those root causes affect me today, but God has done so much healing and transformation in me that I’m amazed that I’m the same person. I really love who I’ve become and continue to grow into. It’s just who he created me to be. 🙂

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    1. Hi Victoria, thank you so much! I’m so glad you also know the power of writing out your heart. I’m sorry that we have that in our pasts that connect us, but I’m so glad that we both have embraced that freedom in Him! Thanks for sharing this. big hugs xo

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  19. Thank you for visiting my blog. I wish you to get well soon! Nothing is impossible in this life. And you are still young, beautiful and you have a lot of discoveries to do, there is a big world out there waiting for you. Good Luck with everything!

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  20. Hey, thanks for liking my posts on revival and thanks for opening my eyes to your blog here! I think it’s awesome what you’re doing here. Being a full time missionary to America’s college campuses, this is something I see day in and day out and you’re doing a number to combat the epidemic of how women view themselves. It’s really inspiring stuff! Keep the great content coming! Much love from https://illuminatethenations.com !

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      1. I’m not, I’m actually part of a much smaller group called Victory. We started out of our local church in state college Pennsylvania and Penn State’s campus. I’m one of the original members and God’s been doing amazing things through the ministry lately!

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  21. The honesty and kindness in your written voice is purely amazing! Thank you for visiting my blog and for liking my posts! And for giving me the chance to discover your impressive writings! Looking forward to read more of your journey.
    Best regards,
    Claudia

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