The Book is Here!

Hi everyone!

I am so sorry for my absence on my blog over the summer, but things have been very busy. Not only were my husband and I across the country visiting family (I know, that’s a poor excuse in itself!), but we have also been busy celebrating and planning the birth of our baby girl, who we are expecting around the new year! If that wasn’t exciting enough for us, after six years of hard work, my eating disorder recovery book, You Can’t Just Eat a Cheeseburger: How to thrive through eating disorder recovery is now published and available! It is currently listed on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/You-Cant-Just-Eat-Cheeseburger/dp/0615811884/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376928966&sr=8-1&keywords=You+can%27t+just+eat+a+cheeseburger

You Can't Just Eat a CheeseburgerI want to thank all of you who read my blog for all of your continued support, as well as everyone (over 100 people from across the nation and beyond!) who contributed insight for the book. I am so happy with how the project turned out, and hope that it will help those who are struggling to discover and love themselves. My new life, including my new family, are proof that the advice in the book works. Please check it out, and tell those in your life who might benefit from it!

Thank you again, God bless, and I promise I will be around here again now!

Justine

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5 thoughts on “The Book is Here!

  1. I am 16 weeks pregnant with my first and am enjoying reading about your pregnancy updates. I am 28 years old now and probably had hypothalamic amenorrhea from age 17-24 because of exercising and low body fat percentage. My period returned in early 2010 and has been regular ever since. All it took was gaining a bit more weight. I got pregnant the first month trying with my husband. I never tracked ovulation, never had any miscarriages, never tried any fertility treatments. When I wasn’t getting my period I was about 120lbs at 5’8″, once I hit like 128lbs, it came back. I wasn’t even trying to lose weight, I was just very active. I know it’s not the solution for everyone but I really believe that your body knows your healthy weight. Many woman can be my height and my weight and still get their period but my body said no! When I was 120lbs I was internally cold a lot and miserable. I should have listened more to my own body. I think this was very preventable on my end and I regret not trying harder to get healthy at the time.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your story–I think more of us need to do that. I myself wasn’t able to get pregnant with our darling baby girl until my body was where it needed to be–despite many of the people around me (and myself!) thinking I was at a perfectly healthy weight–my body wasn’t ready until I gained a little more weight. It can be a hard thing to understand and accept when being thin is considered so normal and even idealized in our society. However, the proof really is in how our bodies are feeling and operating–when your cycle is normal and you are feeling energetic and happy, that’s a good indication that you’re right where you need to be!

      P.S. sorry it took me so long to respond–I have taken quite the leave of absence after the arrival of our precious girl! I hope things are going well with you, and please stay in touch!

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