Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nice break from reality

I'm so blissed out right now- cozied up with a furry quilt and a hot mug of apple cider on the top floor of the North Conway Grand Hotel in New Hampshire. I guess coming up here after Christmas with the family has become somewhat of a tradition. We go skiing, shop at the outlet malls, figure skate, eat at restaurants, and swim in the pool. I just love family getaways!

Another thing that's awesome about being away from home and being on vacation is that my eating is WAY more normalized. In fact (and maybe this will sound like a bit of an exaggeration), there were times today when I truly felt like I don't have an eating disorder. Take dinner at Applebee's tonight for example: I thought a Greek salad sounded healthy and good so I ordered that and then to round out the meal I had no trouble eating only TWO mozzarella sticks, a small handful of Jake's fries, and half of a sundae with my parents. Okay, okay, for some people this might still sound like a lot but to someone with binge eating disorder, it's pretty modest.

Now we're back in the room and watching The West Wing. Usually I'd be complaining and begging to watch a cute romantic comedy or at least some Seinfeld but right now things just seem good the way they are.


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  2. I'm proud of you Eliza!
    I've been wanting to write to you for a while now.
    I started reading your blog not too long ago, and it's crazy to me that you have both anorexia and binging issues. Crazy because I am dealing with the same thing.
    You have inspired me to write about it, though. And starting tomorrow I'm going to be completely honest with my blog & myself that I have not just one but two (or more, ha) problems.
    Anyway, you really are an inspiration to me. I love reading your blog. Thank you.

  3. An award!? For me?! I must check this out immediately. I never win anything :)

    Haley I'm so happy that you found stuff in my blog you can relate to. I'm also super psyched to start reading yours!!