MIA: Camera Charger :( = picture-less post

6 Dec

Hi lovies! It is sunday & I hope you all had amazing weekends!

Sorry my blogging has been patheticcc lately. I’ve been super busy. This week was “hell week” for humorology, the musical philanthropy I am in for my sorority, because we had tryouts for the show yesterday. Hell week basically means practices that are x amount of hours long every day this past week. As much as it sucked, I love humo! It is so fun because I kind of like acting, singing, dancing, etc. πŸ™‚

As my title suggests- my camera charger is MIA! Actually, I know where it is… home!! My mom is sending me it ASAP but for the time being, I can’t upload my pictures because my camera is just that dead so that is another reason my blogging has been lacking. because..letts be real, pics are my favorite part of my posts!

I will update you though on what i’ve been up to besides humo if you care :]

1) I totally pulled that 10 page paper out of my butt & it turned out really well! yayyy

2) humo celebration party because we made the show! let me tell you, the party was craaazy fun

3) Β enjoyin the holiday season. my floor won the hall decorating contest!! i have pictures to show you once i can upload them. We had our first snow! I loved it

here are a few updates on some ED recovery stuff

1) I went to see a psychologist in the area off campus who specializes in eating disorders. I am so excited because I really feel like she understands the challenges I am going through & is going to truly help me! I am going to be seeing her twice a week & she seems to really know her stuff. She recommend I read the book Life Without Ed. Have any of you heard of/read this book? I ordered it online & it seems pretty legit. Another plus to seeing this doctor- it is RIGHT across from whole foods so i’m sensing some salad bar visits in my immediate future..yay

2) I am going to be able to participate in an outpatient 3 day a week recovery program in Columbus (my home town) over winter break. I am excited/nervous/anxious/etc. about this but ultimately I think it is what I need & will really help me. I’m basically willing to do anything so I can stay at school at this point.

3) My weight is continuing to increase. Today it is the highest i’ve seen it in a long time. Part of me is feeling a lot of anxiety and wanting to go back to bad habits, but I know I can’t. I know I have to keep on truckin’ & with every pound gained, tell myself I look more beautiful and healthy. I just hate how Ed can make me think so irrationally. It is crazy.

4) I receieved a comment from a reader named Elise that read “A lot of recovery blogs have the danger of inspiring other girls to remain in the land of recovery rather than actually progress towards being recovered……..if you know what I mean. I think your honesty in this post restored my faith that your blog won’t actually inspire girls to dilly-dally in recovery.” I really appreciated this & I agree with her. I want this blog to truly inspire those stuck in “recovery land” to get out of it! We all are worth so much more πŸ™‚

just remember:

I’ll end with a few questions, because well, it’s fun!

1–> What are you getting your significant other for the holidays if you have one?? A girl needs ideas!

2–> What is your favorite fast food restaurant? (just thought i’d put this in there because us health bloggers need some unhealthiness every now & then!!)




50 Responses to “MIA: Camera Charger :( = picture-less post”

  1. Elise December 6, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    It’s Elise again. So glad to hear my comment was appreciated πŸ™‚ You have my email address if you ever want to talk. I went through recovery right before/during my freshman year as well!

  2. merittothecarrot December 6, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    I can speak for all of us bloggies by saying YOU ROCK. All that you’ve been up to and your battle against ED is definitely admirable. You are kicking bootay. You are someone I look up to πŸ™‚

  3. Elise December 6, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    Also, just to add to that — I went back to the last post and saw some comments around mine that were asking you for advice. I REALLY encourage you to avoid giving girls advice about their recovery. Sharing your own struggles is great and helpful in itself, but giving advice is really not something I feel like you’re in a place to do, and it might actually be harmful. I’m not trying to tell you what to do, but I think you know what I mean.

  4. Emily (http://funnyemily.wordpress.com) December 6, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    ah sounds like you’ve been having some great times πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see what your hall looks like (not going to lie ours is pathetic!)
    i think its really great that you met with a specialist (& my therapy this summer was right by whole foods too! totally always stopped by on my way home)
    recovery vs recovered is hard, i can’t really grasp it yet…your outlook is so wonderfully positive, thank you!
    soo proud of you for continuing to gain!! so glad you are here πŸ™‚
    xoxo enjoy the rest of sunday!

  5. Jenna December 6, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    omg i forgot my camera at home one break and made my mom ship it out to me ASAP! a camera is a key essential to food bloggers!
    and yes i have read that book and it is amazing! i am glad you ordered it and you will defs enjoy it!
    hope you get your camera soon chica!

  6. candice December 6, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    Awww, I hope you find your charger soon! I completely sympathize—I lose my chargers too often! I actually lost my camera charger for almost an entire year (had to borrow my mom’s!), but then I found it. In my sister’s room. >< Congrats on the toilet paper 10! πŸ˜€ AND congrats for finding a nice doctor across from Whole Foods. 'Tis fate. πŸ˜‰

    I wish you the best of luck in your recovery program and continued weight gain! Like you said, you just gotta keep on truckin'. Every bite and rebuff of ED's voice is another step towards beauty and happiness.

  7. homecookedem December 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    Andrew is buying me running shoes and I’m buying him whatever he wants when we go shopping together. We’re being a boring old married couple this year and just shopping together for our gifts.

    I don’t even fast food very often. But, I love Chik-fil-a! Their waffle fries are the best!!

  8. Lexi December 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    I am proud of you for doing the 3 day per week program. Are you doing at the center for balanced living? That’s where I went for the outpatient program and it was really helpful. Best of luck! And definitely read Life Without ED. It is so inspiring. My favorite “fast food” restaurant: definitely subway πŸ™‚ have a great week girl!

  9. Jenny December 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

    Life without ED has been my savior! read it.process it.love it. I swear, it will change your life!

    and a million congrats to you for all of the tremendous work you’ve been putting in wiht recovery, gorgeous. I know it’s difficult — and it’s at this point that i’m sure ED is SCREAMING at you! remind yourself: ED is working against you. He wants you to be thin and frail and thick. You deserve so much more than that!! Keep on keepin’ on honey. You are a fighter!

    ah, I wish I could just whip a 10 page paper out of my butt. I have had crazy writer’s block recently. Send me your literary wisdom πŸ˜‰

    love ya!

  10. Justine December 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    Life without ED is a GREAT book, you will love it!

  11. rebecca lustig December 6, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

    Hi darling,
    What an insightful, honest post. Soo, I have read Life Without ED; however, I think I read it prematurely.. I wasn’t at a stable phase of recovery as I struggled immensely with ambivalence. Nonetheless, I believe it will be an inspirational and motivational book for you (or so I hope). She also wrote a sequel to the novel called, “Goodbye ED, Hello Me”… You should definitely check that one out as well πŸ™‚

    You’re a rock star, don’t forget it.
    tons of love,
    bec xo

  12. blueberrymuffins December 6, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    CONGRATSSSS! I was soo happy to read your post :)!

    I have no idea what to get guys for for xmas! Its soo hard and they are pickyy!

    Let me know what you come up with!

  13. traynharder23 December 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    aayyayaay. =D recovery rocks.

    i never know what to get guys IN GENERAL! sheesh!

    i gave my friend a bracelet but i have no idea if he liked it or not!

    =D good luck to you too!

  14. kbwood December 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    GREAT post girl. keep pushing through-SO SO proud of you. what sorority are you in? AHH i have no idea what to get my boyfriend! today i made him a stocking and stuffed it with a ton of candy for exam week..but thats not really a present! my fav fast food restuarant is chik fi la baby!

  15. blueeyedheart December 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    Congratulations on the paper!! I kind of did the same thing, I hope it doesn’t blow up on me … =O

    ❀ ❀

  16. chocolate pickle December 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    So good to hear you found someone who understands you and can help!! Keep on truckin’:) I’m sending good thoughts your way!:)

  17. Melissa S. December 6, 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    hi honey! i’ve def read life without ed and loved it. i hope it brings as much inspiration to you as it did to me! it will def be a good read and open up your eyes to a lot of things.

    i’m glad to hear that you’re going to be seeing someone and participating in that outpatient program. i only wish i had the time or money to do so… three cheers for you!

  18. Hillary December 7, 2009 at 12:23 am #

    Great to hear you’re going to do outpatient therapy. Way to be proactive, girlie. Keep on truckin’!

  19. Gillian December 7, 2009 at 1:49 am #

    Congrats on getting closer to recovery! It is so nice to see a blog sending out such a positive message to other young women. Health=life, beauty, power to meet your goals.

    Me and my significant other are going to buy each other bathrobes when I get back to Vancouver πŸ™‚ Perfect for lazy mornings together!

    And fave fast food is probably Subway…the soft bread and sweet sauces are so satisfying once in a while!

  20. Nelly December 7, 2009 at 2:28 am #

    Mccalisters Deli and ChickFila!

  21. julia December 7, 2009 at 3:04 am #

    I’m NOT an health blogger at all…but I like McDonalds (soft serve! milkshakes! sundaes!) and Subway:)

    And that book: really good!
    That program: do it! I know it will be a great chance for you, believe me. I’m proud! Stay strong girl, because it’s so worth it!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  22. determinedtoshine December 7, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    yay for holiday decorations! woop thats so cool your hall won πŸ˜€

    i read life without ED and think its full of important things we need to think about during recovery. its quite a lot to digest so i wouldnt read it all in one go or it might seem a bit overwhelming. but definitely a good read! and this ED specialist you’re seeing sounds completely perfect for you – the missing link in your recovery process at school perhaps? and the outpatient program at home will be even greater support over your holiday – you’re taking so many positive steps its truely inspiring!
    and congratulations on your weight gain. i know it doesnt always feel like it, but it IS something to celebrate and be proud of. you are showing ED that you are stronger than him. so keep it up girly!

    lots of love!
    xo hannah

    ps i got my boyfriend/ex boyfriend (ha! we are basically an item even if we’re not in a relationship lol) a ted baker wallet for christmas. and a cool set of shot glasses πŸ˜‰

  23. Naomi(onefitfoodie) December 7, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    good for you girl! you are doing so amazing, and sounds like you are on such a right path…I agree with what elise said that when others ask you for advice, to just avoid that, he;ping others may spark something in you that brings you back to those ED behaivors, its better to focus on the future πŸ™‚

    for my BF I got him a really nice dart board for his newly finished basement in his house (its harley davidson themed bc he rides one!!) i hope he likes itttt

    have a great day girl!

  24. anonymous December 7, 2009 at 9:08 am #

    keep it up girl! you can do it! i got my ex bf a wallet one time haha sounds like you had a fun weekend!

    Wendy’s is my fave πŸ™‚

  25. theemptynutjar December 7, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    I really enjoy your blog and am glad you read mine occasionally πŸ™‚ I have you on my blogroll. Please continue to check in (maybe even today? I wrote more personal today and feel slightly uncomfortable with that…I worry I am being too revealing and deep…and should remain not so…perhaps I need two blogs πŸ™‚
    If you care to, you can add me to your blogroll, but my posts will not always be very interesting πŸ™‚

  26. MelissaNibbles December 7, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    It sounds like you’ve got a good plan for when you go home. You’re already succeeding in beating ED. I hope you realize how far you’ve come.

    I hate fast food so I can’t name a favorite. I haven’t eaten at a fast food restaurant in almost ten years. Instead, I’ll tell you that my favorite chain restaurant is Uno’s. Love their pizza!

  27. laurasworthlesswords December 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    Go you!!! Those programs sound great, I really hope they benefit you. Gaining weigh is very difficult to cope with and I know you might feel tempted to stop for a little while but my advise to you is dont, keep going, your doing the right thing to get your life back fully.
    You cant just be half recovered, to live a proper life you have to go the full way and just remember although its hard now it will be worth it in the end.
    I agree with what Elise said, its very easy to read blogs and get triggered from there or think its ok to stay in recovery land but its not, instead look at the blogs of the people who have gone right through and recovered, look at the lives they are leading now and how free they are, then ask yourself which wuld you choose? I know Id certainly choose the free life πŸ™‚

    I read Life Without Ed, its a great book, I could understand a lot of what she was saying. I also got her next book but havent got round to reading it yet.

  28. VeggieGirl December 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    So glad the paper turned out well!

  29. holly December 7, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    we have humo at wisconsin, and i always used to go every year to watch my friends in it. i love that it raises funds for such a good cause!

    • shell625 December 7, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

      i had no idea you went to wisconsin!! that is where i go πŸ™‚

  30. Bekah December 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    WOW! Elise said some really encouraging, true words. πŸ™‚ kudos.

    But also- reading this post got me so excited for you Miss Shelley. The fact that you really want to stay at school is progress in itself. Have a great week my dear, and looking forward to some new pics!

  31. Lizzy December 7, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    I just got my boo a Lululemon Men’s hoodie…because he really liked mine, haha that might sound a little weird! Last year I got him Man Ugg Slippers, I’m a girlie gifter! My favorite fast food restaurant=Chipotle! πŸ™‚ hope your having a great day chica! xoxo!

  32. julie December 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    way to go girl πŸ™‚ you’re faboosh don’t ever forget it!

    hmm fav fast food? i would have to say the energy kitchen in nyc! OR panera πŸ™‚

  33. Anna December 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    1. I really hope you realize that you weight is the highest its been in a while is breaking new ground for you. Congratulations. It can take people such a long time to get there. Keep truckin girly, you’re doing an admirable, courageous, and tremendous job. We’re all behind you!!
    2. I don’t want chipotle to count as fast food :)…but if it does, that’s numero uno FO. SHO. But if we’re talking like food court fast food, I really like Panda Express heehee πŸ˜€

  34. Sarah December 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm #

    That’s such great news about the psychologist and the outpatient. You are making great progress.
    As far as gifts for the boy goes, what kind of stuff does your bf like? I might be able to help ; )

  35. katie December 7, 2009 at 8:25 pm #

    Im so glad your weight increased love, you should be so proud of yourself!!!!!! I hope you have a great week!! yes my son is aorable, and a handful!!!!!

    Katie xoxo

  36. burpexcuzme December 7, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    OH dear. I feel you. Without my camera, and ever since I have been having trouble with wordpress, I feel like I’m missing both arms. Boy, I hope you find the charger soon.

    I love…In N Out! Love burgers! πŸ˜€

  37. tatiannalives December 7, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Congratulations on your recovery progress! I am so amazed and inspired everytime I read your blog πŸ™‚

    Especially with the therapy and the outpatient program – such amazing strides! I looked for an outpatient program around here but there just isn’t anything in my area.

    I don’t do fast food.. ever. Just fast dessert? As in DQ!? lol… I used to be in love with blizzards.

    Looking forward to the upcoming pics!

  38. Lo December 8, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    it sounds like you are doing so well! and im sure finishing a 10 pager, helps a lot too. It is snowing here now, and although its pretty, I really want my sunshine and tan lines back πŸ™‚ My fav fast food place is always Chipotle or Cosi. I cant not love Chipotles chips and guac…so addicting!

    xoxooxox girlie


  39. The voracious Vegan December 8, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    Great post, you made me smile so much! I’m glad to hear you are doing well, and I hope you know that you are inspiring SO many women and changing lives with your honesty. You seriously give me goosebumps, I think you are so amazing.

    Hmmm…I am not sure what I’m getting my hubby for Christmas. That is so unlike me because I usually have lots of great ideas and I’ve got to try to narrow it down to just a few things but this year…my mind is totally blank!

    And my favorite fast food restaurant is my kitchen! No restaurant can compare to the decadent treats I can whip up in there. πŸ˜‰

  40. vegfiguresk8er December 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    hey girl! hope you get your charger back soon πŸ™‚
    sounds like you are doing great! just keep up the good work and enjoy the holidays πŸ˜‰

    oh and good job on the 10page paper!

  41. traynharder23 December 9, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    haha burpees are the bomb.
    squat down putting hands on the ground. kick legs back (end in up! of the pushup position) and then simultaneously do a pushup. push yourself up at the same time jumping legs to the first squat position, JUMP UP IN THE AIR clap hands above head.

    enjoy. pass out from doing just one. +D

  42. Mitri December 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    I’m so happy that you are making great strides in your recovery!! Wow, I’m really impressed πŸ™‚

    As for gifts for your boyfriend.. hm, I already gave my bf his because I am going out of town soon. I tried to remember small funny comments he made, like whenever he baked pizza in the oven, he lamented he didn’t have an oven mitt. So one gift was a blue (his fave color) oven mitt, which was hilarious as an “inside joke” to us but also quite useful πŸ™‚

    Ok, so I’m sure your boyfriend doesn’t want an oven mitt, but my point is think of funny, inside things you share together…

  43. Yum Yucky December 9, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    Our hand vac charger went MIA. How do these things happen?

    Now I’m forced to manually pick up crumbs. I hate lugging out the big vac for a piece of fallen crumb.

  44. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 9, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    Congrats on the paper and making the show! Awesome!

    Glad you are making good progress with your recovery!

  45. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    P.S. If you get a chance, there’s a giveaway on my blog for a Plan a Meal bundle, if you’re interested.

  46. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    Sorry for another comment, but just to clarify – the giveaway is open to everyone – to you and any of your readers that are interested in winning a Plan a Meal bundle (not sure if it sounded like it was open just to bloggers). Thanks, and sorry again for another comment!

  47. quarterlifewellness December 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    I got my man all 3 seasons of Mad Men (we have always meant to watch this show, but never got around to it with our crazy schedules). Also I got him 2 sweaters from Banana Republic (not that exciting, but I convinced him to get this gray cardi, yes I had him try them on, and he looks hot! ha)

    As far as fast food, I think the best EVER is Chick-Fil-A!!! Can you say waffle fries?!?!?

  48. Melinda December 9, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Congrats on your paper & your recovery progress!! πŸ˜€

    Not sure if Chipotle counts as fast food, but I love that place! And Moes πŸ™‚

  49. quarterlifeconquest December 11, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    Thank-you so much for your thoughts on ED. Congratulations on your recovery! I just came across your blog, and find it inspiring. Hopefully I’ll be able to do the same with my new one.

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