Friday, February 24, 2012

Post numero un!

This blog is going to focus on the joys of being healthy. Too often it is tempting to feel deprived or frustrated when your initial ambition to live a healthy lifestyle all of a sudden becomes drudgery when you are next to your friend eating a cookie while you are eating ummm like tofu. :) I have struggled for much of my life with figuring out how to have a good relationship with food and my body in the society that we live in. There are messages flying everywhere like trash in the wind about how you should look and what you should or should not eat. The war goes back and forth between, going with the flow and living life "normally" versus living with boundaries. I have chosen the latter, but this is not the answer for all. This is the answer for me. This blog will be devoted to telling my story in hopes that I may be a light and strength for someone else. You will know many things about me that I have never told anyone before. How I used to eat and throw up, how I used to diet feeling like I was not beautiful enough, how I used to not be able to sleep because of hunger and lay there in bed feeling like I was dying, how my heart rate dropped to 37 when I was too thin, my experience with overeaters anonymous and how the world treated me when I was fat. Most importantly what I will share though is how I have overcome. How I have learned to find a balance in life and focus on what is truly important. It will be a blog of gratitude for my body and for what it allows me to do. It will share the joys of living the healthy lifestyle that I am committed to. It will share how I came to where I am today, and about the people that helped form me along the way, including and especially God.

I love you Daddy!


  1. Sherry You are so amazing and brave to write about the things that you have gone through. I feel like I can relate to some of the things you have felt and have come to a point in my life where I have had to make big changes as well although mine were kind of forced upon me since finding out I have Celiac Disease and physically can't eat a lot of the garbage I was eating before. I'm excited for my new relationship with food though I now eat to nourish my body with real, good food and that's it. I'm excited to read your blog and see what you have gone through and hopefully learn something about myself from you Megan Redford

  2. Sherry I have always thought of you as a gorgeous person on the inside and out. I think you are so brave and wonderful to share your story. I think you're amazing and am so happy you've found your balance and your happiness, and your cute man!!! ;) xoxo

  3. Wow, I can tell this is going to be awesome. Way to get outside your comfort zone and share. You're fantastic!

  4. You go, girl! This is a good thing, if it helps you put into words what you are going through. Know that you ARE truly beautiful, & is good to remember that - especially on your bad days!

    Be brave, fight the good fight, & eat your way to healthy!