If you know someone who is struggling with an eating disorder, whether that is too much food or not enough, too much exercise, obsessing over fad diets or only eating certain food groups, etc... it's not about the food. It is about someone who if struggling with their own self-worth and value, someone who is desperate to gain some kind of control in life, someone who is hurting and just doesn't want to feel that way anymore. Don't ask them why they aren't eating or why they're doing this or that...tell them you love them, that you will always love them, and that you will be there to listen when they need to talk and hold them when they need to cry.
Have you ever been told by your doctor, family member, friend or just some nosy person that you need to lose weight to be healthier? Did this immediately (or eventually) launch into "fixing your diet" through food restriction, calorie counting, exercise and daily weigh-ins? How did that go for you? I've been there, too.
Have you ever had something that you just new you were suppose to do, that you really felt called to do for the glory of God? BUT, things started to pop up and challenge you, get in your way, block you, which then made you DOUBT that you were on the right path?
After having three kids, trying to get a private practice up and running while also holding down a part-time job has left me with mixed priorities. My physical activity got pushed to the bottom of the list, but recently I am believing that I am worth it.