If you didn’t know I struggle with Binge Eating Disorder. I have been seeing a therapist and working on recovering from this. To say it has been hard is an understatement. As much as I want to recover, I sometimes question if it is possible for ME to actually recover. I question if I am doing the right thing regularly. I catch myself feeling like this is too hard and I just want to go back to my old ways and just focus on weight loss, where it feels like it would just be easier to starve myself, kill myself in the gym, and stress over every single thing I ate and put into my body again. To go back to having nightmares every night that told me to just stop eating. To keep focusing so much on weight loss that nothing else in my life matters until I am “skinny”. Telling myself that if I can just lose weight again, I will be happy, people will like me more and life will just be….better. As I sit here and type this, with tears rolling down my cheeks, I KNOW for a fact that I
Sephora’s Holiday Savings Event Is HERE!!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sephora’s annual Holiday Savings Event is something I look forward to every year. This is a great time to get gifts for others (and yourself) try out new items and stock up on your favorites. I wanted to share with you the items that I picked up as well as some of my top picks from this sale. Makeup and skincare are a huge part of my self-care routine and taking that extra time for me to put makeup on or take care of my skin, is something that is really important (and fun) for me. Sephora’s Holiday Savings Event Details If you don’t know about this sale it comes every year and this year starts for with 30% off all items in the Sephora Collection from October 28th thru November 7th 20% off for Rouge Members from October 28 thru November 7th. 15% off for VIB Members from November 1 thru November 7th 10% off for Insider Members from November 3rd thru November 7th To shop in-store just mention the sale at checkout and while shopping online make sure to use code SAVINGS to get the sale prices. Items I purchased from this year’s Sephora Holiday Savings Event Ok,
Lipedema Back in June 2022, I finally received the help the I have needed for so long regarding all of the issues I have had with understanding fluid retention, swelling, pain, and rapid weight gain. I was diagnosed with Lipedema. You can read more about that HERE. Unfortunately, my Lipedema is pretty severe and it has spread throughout my entire body. At this point, surgery is the only thing that can help. Lipedema surgery was canceled So as much as I do not want more surgery and as frustrated as I am to be dealing with more body issues, I was all ready to have surgery number one on my legs and was so hopeful I would be on the path to start feeling better! A few days before surgery, my surgery was canceled due to my iron levels being too low. I was and still am heartbroken. I later found out my iron was not just low, it was severely low and I was actually anemic. All of this makes sense since I have felt “off” for a while. I have had very low energy, felt exhausted, and just didn’t feel like myself.
Halloween time at Disneyland is one of my favorite times of the year. Disneyland does a great spooky season and it makes my heart so happy. The villains are out to play, the giant Mickey pumpkin on MainStreet, the spooky music, and fun snacks… it’s so much fun. Being someone who is in eating disorder recovery and really working on my relationship with food, anytime I travel to my happy place, or travel anywhere in general, navigating food is always tricky for me. So I wanted to share 3 tips on how I am working on finding balance when I travel to Disneyland as well as share some of the spooky foods I tried on this trip. Tip 1- Remind yourself that it is not now or never. This reminder helps me so much. I am the kind of person who struggles with “all or nothing” thinking. When I go to Disneyland I can tend to go back to this mindset and think- I have to eat ALL of the goodies and food now because when I get home I will not allow myself to