recovery is possible.
it might be hard, but it's possible. not only possible, but life-saving.
because a life with an eating disorder is not a life at all.
it's a house but not a home. it's a body but not a soul.
if you're tired of counting calories, tired of starving yourself, tired of being miserable, you've come to the right place.
because i've been there too.
i've been the girl who based her worth on the number on the scale, who turned down invitations from friends because i was afraid of food, who damn near killed herself trying to be thin.
my eating disorder is still a part of me, but it's dormant now thankfully. i'm almost fully recovered. i still get triggered, i still struggle but i'm proud to say the good days outnumber the bad.
my goal with real life recovery diary is to help you recover, to pass along what i learned, to do whatever it takes to free you from the hell that is your eating disorder.
i hope some part of my story inspires you. i hope i can save at least one person from this horrible disease. i hope i can make a difference.
because you are so worth it.
Amanda is a writer, designer, anorexia survivor, body positive activist, sister, and musician. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in business management and marketing, she returned to her hometown of Baltimore, MD where she is currently:
- editor and writer at Libero Network
- health writer for Feather Magazine
- editorial intern at Quirky Daily
- writer for Unwritten and Thought Catalog
When she isn't writing, Amanda can be found reading or binge watching Gilmore Girls. She also enjoys live music, yoga and Cheez-Its.