No, this post is not about the weather.
It’s about my life.
If you’ve read my rambles or looked over my “About” page, you know that I have a history with an eating disorder.
You see, that sentence is so incrediblY powerful because it includes the word “history.” Yes, I know that I will always struggle with those nagging thoughts and the occasional urge to return to the black hole of restriction.
But, today I realized that I’m past the biggest hump of my recovery. I’m at the point where, despite my struggles, there’s no turning back. I may have bad days. I may have bad weeks. But I’m not going back to where I was!
Today a woman came up to me in the locker room of the gym. She and I see each other daily and always smile and say good morning. However, today she approached me and told me how good I looked. She said that I looked so much better, happier, and healthy. Friends, that was like sunshine smiling down on me!
The best part was that I immediately felt happy and thankful for what she said. Her words didn’t trigger me into thinking she meant I was “fat” or “lazy/slothful/etc.” I took it as it was meant to be, a compliment. I do look better and most importantly, I’m happier.
I laugh out loud all the time now. My life was devoid of laughter for so long but now it’s back!
I hope you all are well.
Thank you SO MUCH for all your birthday wishes!