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A Yoooooo Yoooooo Dieter’s Story: Part 2

the-only-up-and-downOur goal through Love and Primal is to help inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle and share/ be a support in their journey.  Often the best way to do this is to be an open book and share our personal struggles and experiences.  Even though this can be quite uncomfortable at times, requiring us to swallow our pride and gain some thick(er) skin, we believe in the Love and Primal lifestyle so much that it is totally worth it to us…so here goes!  This is Part 2 – The Up After the Down – A Yoooooo Yoooooo Dieter’s Story.

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The Up After the Down

In Part 1 – An Introduction , I spoke about my Yoooooo (the down) so let me now tell you about my YOOOOOO – the up. I went from wanting total control of what I was putting in my body to not having any control.  I would eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and it showed!  Needless to say, this was a very dark time in my life.

My parents did everything they could to try to help me; psychiatrists, support groups, etc. but I proved that you can’t help someone that doesn’t want to help themselves.  During this time I was completely numb, I didn’t think or feel anything – not even what I was doing to my body.

This went on for just over a year when finally with the help of my sister I was inspired to take control of my life again.  With college graduation just a year away I could see the light at the end of the tunnel and recognized it was time to make a change.  My sister and I decided to go on a diet together and started eating healthy and exercising regularly.

For the first couple of months the diet was going great, I had established a great balance of eating healthy and exercising regularly. And then…the disease took over, again and I became obsessed with every calorie I was consuming.  The trend continued and it showed.

It is scary to think how much power this disease has over your mind.  It breaks my heart to think of how many people are affected by it everyday.  It is my prayer that my story helps these individuals. If you are reading this and struggle with eating disorders, I pray that you take the time to recognize your triggers.  If my experience or just the lending of a listening ear can help, please feel free to contact me.

Stay tuned for the yoooooo.

to be continued…

If you or someone you love has been affected by an eating disorder you can find help and support here (NEDA).

If you have questions or a story you would like to share, please feel free to contact me directly or post in the comments below.