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.