The issue of eating disorders is something that many women struggle with, but cannot address openly. It is an extension of the common struggle with body image and weight challenges, addressed in the 1st blog of this series by Liat K.
This raw and honest blog gives us a glimpse into an area that plagues many women. Though it is not something that should be raised in kallah classes or at the mivkeh, knowing that many women will have gone through such struggles, should inspire an extra measure of sensitivity among mikveh attendants and kallah teachers.
I’m not trying to lose weight; I’m trying to gain muscle. I don’t care about being thinner; it’s just about being healthy.
Getting into a rhythm. Going to the gym twice a week and yoga once a week. Going to the gym four times a week, ending each workout with yoga. Going to the gym everyday. One hour, two hours. Maybe one mile more. Maybe stationary bike too. Maybe a small workout before bed too. It’s just about being healthy. Granola for breakfast. No, too much sugar. Eggs. Egg whites, less fat, still a lot of protein. Carbs aren’t necessary; I need more protein and vitamins. It’s just about being healthy.
I am still trying to find the words. How do I talk about the summer of 2013? [Read more…]