How do you like my new layout? I LoVe it! I feel like this is the time when it most closely resembles my personality. I wanted a picture that looks sort of like a logo and I chose a picture I took of an egg, because I think the egg really resembles Hope is Real! For me, eggs represent hope. When I was consumed with my eating disorder I was afraid of protein. I was so afraid that the last time I was hospitalized, I started smoking to release stress after being told by my nutritionist that I needed to eat more protein. I was truly crazy.
I was afraid of protein, because for no logical reason I had decided that protein=fat and of course, fat=horrible failure. I no longer believe that fatness equals failure and I credit the Fat Acceptance movement largely for this.
After I moved back home, I rededicated my life to recovery. I started to cook and to my surprise, I discovered that I thoroughly enjoy it! In the beginning, I needed the help of my nutritionist to cook balanced meals for my family, but now I rarely need her help. I have learned that balanced meals include protein and usually it is not a big deal to cook it anymore. In fact, I eat eggs all the time! They are my favorite protein-they are quick to cook, are versatile, taste great, and are a wonderful source of energy. So, to me, an egg symbolizes the fact that hope is real and change is possible!
Love the new lay-out! Haha, that's quirky that you were afraid of protein because now most ED people are afraid of NOT having enough protein and they shun carbs like crazy....it's all a form of irrational obsession!
And I'm so pleased by the meaning behind the egg! I know you'll achieve success and freedom!