Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Story


So I know that many of you think you know me, but whats funny about the Internet is I can post EVERY day and you still not know the half of my "story." Since you finding out EVERYTHING would take YEARS, I figured we could start somewhere. 

Fun Fact :: I was diagnosed with anorexia in 2008. There will always be days when I struggle more than others but everyone has bad days. What I am trying to say is I am okay. I am healthy. But lets rewind to a time when I wasn't. I lost a little over 40 pounds. My lowest, most unhealthy weight was 88 pounds. That was an extremely dark point in my life that I never thought I would come out of. I cant explain how it feels other than dark. 

A lot was going on in my life at that time before this even happened. One day someone that should have been lifting me up, someone I looked up to, told me I was an unhealthy weight and just went on and on. I guess that was the straw that broke the camels back. I would eat a fruit smoothie for breakfast, no lunch, and would always take my dinner to my room. I am pretty sure that my cat gained about all the weight I lost since I was feeding her dinner. If Sugar didn't eat it, I threw it out my window and the birds and squirrels had a feast. I lost a lot of friends. I also remember sitting at the lunch table while my friends were in line and my peers making fun of me because I wasn't eating.
I block a lot of this time out of my memories so I really don't remember a lot. I thank God though my family took action when they did or I probably wouldn't be here today. I am so glad I have their support and they wanted me to get better. I remember how much hair I had lost. My nails were bitter. My period had stopped. My skin was pasty. I had no energy. The list goes on and on of physical things that were wrong. 

Why am I sharing my story today? Well I am sharing today because this week is National Eating Disorder awareness week. There are millions of people out there; men and women, girls and boys who are suffering with an eating disorder of some sort. 
  1. "One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia. Two to three in 100 American women suffers from bulimia. 1.1% - 4.2% of females suffer from bulimia nervosa in their lifetime. As many as 10% of college women suffer from a clinical or nearly clinical eating disorder, including 5.1% who suffer from bulimia nervosa." 
  2. Recovery is by far not easy but its such a relief when it happens. My friend Peyton and I have come up with a campaign of "Sweet Relief." We are having a bake sale in our town to help raise the money!!! :) We have decided to try to raise $262 (actually its $250 but Go Fund Me takes 5% of our donations and to get that amount we need $262!) for the National Eating Disorders Association. I would love to be able to meet this goal and help this association out that aids in recovery and help for millions of people.  
If you could help at all that would be great. But if you cant that's okay. I am here to spread the word. The awareness of eating disorders. How serious they are. To let you know things do get better. 



2 comments:

  1. I don't doubt that your honest posts will make a difference in someone else's life affected by this. So happy to hear you are healthy now.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  2. This is Celina, I can't figure out what to put as comment as so I'll go with Anonymous! I can be the anonymous ghost on here. I just wanted to tell you that I remember when you went through that chapter of life. I was so worried about you & I always would tell you that you were fine & beautiful already but you just would never listen to me! I think that you were beautiful BEFORE, DURING, & AFTER.. but my favorite was before and after! You smiled, talked to everyone, laughed, & just sparkled a whole lot more. Who doesn't like hearing a laugh and sparkle?? Just wanted you to know how proud I am of you & how strong / tough you are! You will always be beautiful to everyone who loves you. If they don't think so, then bump them! :) I love you through everything!

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