Welcome to my blog! My name is Karen and I am so happy you stopped by.
I live in New York with my husband Doug and our four amazing kids who keep me on my toes (and on my knees)
I always thought I am not the face of a women who has an eating disorder and struggles with food. I can come across as being very self disciplined and having it all together. But the truth is, I am the face of that women, I have battled with disordered eating in the form of emotional eating and binge eating for most of my life. Along with the binge eating was an intense hatred for myself , such low self esteem that it effected every area of my life.
What began as a diet at the age of 14 and a 20 pound weight loss quickly turned into a lifelong battle. I thought that being thin would make me more lovable. Looking back, it had the opposite effect: it didn’t make me feel any more loved by others, and I definitely didn’t love myself.
I used food to reward and punish myself.
I always compared myself to others.
I channelled all that self-hate into my body, and my body became my biggest burden.
Recovery for me is a process of many steps forward and some steps back, by no means has it looked perfect. I am seeking God, believing what He says about me and taking it one step and bite at a time. And I want to inspire and motivate you to do the same!
Follow along as I share my journey to freedom, love for fitness & food, some family fun, and the highs and lows of life.
Please remember that I am not a health and fitness expert. When I talk about nutrition, dieting, emotional eating and fitness, it is from my own personal experience and research. Do what is best for YOU and your dietary/exercise needs. Please turn to your doctor or professional for advice specific to your needs and body. I just want to share with you my life, experiences and what works for me. Hopefully, this blog offers you some tips, recipes or work-outs that you may want to incorporate into your life. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns.