By Hailey Meyer
Eating disorders are about so much more than physical appearance or a desire to lose weight. They are about fear, feelings of inadequacy, crippling anxiety, and an overpowering voice in your head constantly telling you you're not good enough.
“You are a liar. You tell me I am worthless, and unworthy. You say I am not worth fighting for. You tell me I am undesirable and unpleasant. According to you, I am ugly and overweight, incapable and broken.
By Sara Goniea, Remuda Alumna
Once, I wanted to vanish. My body was a vessel to be tamed, broken, tortured, ignored, and forced into submission. I conveniently forgot that without it I didn't exist; frankly, at that point, I often wished I didn't exist.
By Kelsea Rausch, 2006 Remuda Alumna
The question of when I learned to love my body is a difficult one to answer. I started my journey of recovery almost 11 years ago now, and just as it has been for many people, it’s been a bumpy road.
by Moriah Hvizdak
How can you accept your outsides if you hate the person inside? How can you care for the shell if you don’t care for the core first? This was my dilemma for so long. Slowly destroying my body as I turned my rage inward.
By Kelly Biese, 2007 Remuda Ranch Alumna
I will never forget October 11, 2007, as I stood in front of the security gates at the Dayton airport. I was so angry with God. Part of me wanted to turn and run back, afraid that I'd never return to see my friends, and another part of me still believed I didn't have a problem and would be sent back home when I got to Remuda Ranch. I was just so tired of fighting and tired of being tired.
By: Megan Williams, Remuda Alum 2005
Learning to love and appreciate my body has been a long, continuous process. After all, I did not learn to hate my body in a day. It is only natural that learning to love my body would take time.
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