Weight gain = life gained in recovery. Yet that’s a hard term to swallow especially when you’ve spent 4, 5, 10 years focused on always losing weight and being as thin as possible. It’s almost like a dreaded term, but for the person recovering from an eating disorder it is LIFE. It is life gained, hope gained, joy regained. It is a reminder to me that God heals, God restores, God knits back together, when you feel broken. Gaining weight is hard. It felt like a part of me, the ‘fit’ part of me was falling away, and it was bittersweet. Yet, the Lord used it to show me that I needed to take care of my body instead of making it miserable or punishing it.
I’m linking up with Amanda today. I thought this would be a good topic to discuss, to think out loud about, and to share our mutual struggles regarding it.
In today’s podcast, we’re talking about learning to embrace weight gain. Instead of just trudging through it how did I go about embracing weight gain or finally come to the point of discovering that weight gain was actually a gift, a way of restoring life to my body?