Another Freedom Friday. Friends, this series makes me so so happy. What does it all entail? Freedom. Whether this freedom encompasses letting go of your eating disorder, removing yourself from a toxic relationship, freeing yourself of depression or anxiety, breaking away from orthorexia or exercise addiction… I want to hear your story. And I want to share it. Your story is precious and deserves to be heard. If you want to be featured, email me, DM me on Instagram, contact me in some way, and let’s chat. I have a set of ears that’s willing to listen and a blog that I want to use to share your journey to freedom.
The second post of this series is from a lovely friend of mine, Sophia, @sophia.sun.wellness on Instagram. Sophia helps women awaken and work towards intuitive eating. She offers coaching for food and body wisdom on her website here and has a lot of beautiful knowledge to share. I hope you give this human some love as she opens up about her journey to freedom with us!
My eating issues began in Kindergarten.
I was a sensitive & Intuitive little girl, who felt like her dream world was taken away the moment she was put into the school “system”. I was told I had learning disabilities right away; it crushed my sense of self. I began stealing snacks from a girl in my class. It became an everyday thing, I became a food addict at age 7.
My eating issues only got worse, binge eating, sneaking food, obsessing over food, my whole mind was consumed. I began gaining weight in 3d grade and started to hate my body. My body changed faster then the other girls in class. I was heavy. At age 17 I weighed almost 300 pounds. I couldn’t stop eating. My mom came to me one night and shared her concerns about my weight and eating issues. We decided it was time for an intervention – I went to a weight loss camp. This began my weight loss journey.
I lost 140 pounds going into my college years, and instead of over eating, I went into the other extreme.
I never learned to tune in to my body.
I was still trapped in my Eating Disorder.
After years of obsession with being thin I had a breaking point, I had become sick from over doing it. I burned myself out.
I wanted my LIFE, a life without eating disorders.
I began a spiritual path & discovered Intuitive Eating, I enjoyed this because it took me into myself, whereas before I was always seeking on the outside.
My Intuitive Eating journey healed my body and my relationship with food. Total food freedom, while still being aware of my Body Wisdom. I began to love my body as she decided who she wanted to be, and what size was healthy for her. It became a beautiful process. This is what I teach in my program Food Body Wisdom. I am now a coach for young women on the healing journey with food & eating disorders.
Intuitive eating gave me freedom, and gave me my life back! Now I can explore the beauty of this body, food & life! It’s wonderful.
If you’re on this journey, drop my a heart, & I’ll send you back a million.
Keep working towards a life of greater freedom friends. Happiest of weekends friends. 🙂
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