Guys, this is really important and pretty monumental. I went on to the National Eating Disorder website to provide someone with the hotline phone number, and I noticed this on the side of their homepage. Thanks to the addition in the DSM 5, they are finally recognizing Binge Eating Disorder as a real eating (and mental) disorder and making sure that all of their employees (specifically those who handle the confidential hotline) understand what BED is and how to help those who think they suffer from it. I just found this really exciting. People can finally seek help for something that was previously thought to just be “gluttony” or even “normal” to some people. So if you’re struggling and need some more information on BED, you can call the National Eating Disorder hotline (1-800-931-2237) and just have someone listen to you; not write you off or say “that’s not a true eating disorder.”

Guys, this is really important and pretty monumental. I went on to the National Eating Disorder website to provide someone with the hotline phone number, and I noticed this on the side of their homepage. Thanks to the addition in the DSM 5, they are finally recognizing Binge Eating Disorder as a real eating (and mental) disorder and making sure that all of their employees (specifically those who handle the confidential hotline) understand what BED is and how to help those who think they suffer from it. I just found this really exciting. People can finally seek help for something that was previously thought to just be “gluttony” or even “normal” to some people. So if you’re struggling and need some more information on BED, you can call the National Eating Disorder hotline (1-800-931-2237)¬†and just have someone listen to you; not write you off or say “that’s not a true eating disorder.”

The only picture I have of my heighest weight ever (I was probably pushing 250) v. 185-190ish pounds
Sometimes, it’s hard to remember just how far you’ve come. You see yourself in the mirror, day in and day out, and you trick yourself into thinking you’re still that same person from day one. Even though the scale hasn’t shown progress in 2 years, I’m making progress each and every day that I don’t become that same old person again. If I can lose 50 pounds, run a half marathon, and become the healthiest I’ve ever been in my adult life, I can do just about anything; including getting down to my goal weight, no matter how long it takes me.
Remember why you started it all.

The only picture I have of my heighest weight ever (I was probably pushing 250) v. 185-190ish pounds

Sometimes, it’s hard to remember just how far you’ve come. You see yourself in the mirror, day in and day out, and you trick yourself into thinking you’re still that same person from day one. Even though the scale hasn’t shown progress in 2 years, I’m making progress each and every day that I don’t become that same old person again. If I can lose 50 pounds, run a half marathon, and become the healthiest I’ve ever been in my adult life, I can do just about anything; including getting down to my goal weight, no matter how long it takes me.

Remember why you started it all.