Let me take some time to introduce myself and tell you a little about the purpose behind this blog. My name is Shira, I am 27 years old and I am in recovery for an eating disorder. I have not used a scale in about six years now.
I started this blog about six years years ago when I decided to get treatment for my eating disorder. I wrote one blog post every single day for the first year that I gave up my scale-from Jan.21, 2013 to Jan.21, 2014.
This blog actually starts on day 7 of this journey, because it’s only on the 7th day of being without my scale that I decided to write this blog.
It was on that 7th day that I could feel myself wanting to go back to my scale so I needed to do something drastic to save myself from going back, and that’s where this blog came in.
I started this blog and continue this blog for two reasons: to continue to help myself and to help others who are struggling like me.
Now, the blog has taken on a new chapter: Hello Life: A Pregnancy Without A Scale.
If you are someone who is battling an eating disorder, this blog is for you.
If you are someone who has ever been at odds with the person starring back at you in the mirror, this blog is for you.
If you are someone who has ever felt insignificant or undeserving of anything short of the best, than this blog is for you.
This blog is for those brave and courageous souls in the world-with or without an eating disorder, who have ever challenged themselves to do something and made the painstaking decision to stick with it and fight as hard as they can to make sure they succeed.
This blog, my fellow fighters, this is for us.