during my time at kauai bible college my eating was so limited that i developed orthorexia. this is a mixture of OCD and anorexia. i would be offered a plate of food that wasn’t organic or a plate that held no food and i would choose the empty plate. i feared that i would become seriously ill if i ate food with pesticides/chemicals what fueled this fear was the thought of living in pain again. i became so obsessed with healthy eating that socials events were a call to run and i could no longer enjoy life like normal person, or so i thought. the crazy thing, i didn’t even realize it.
by the grace of God my loving now husband called me out and made it clear to me that it was not okay. he urged me to get over myself for a lack of better words. tommy pressed me to talk with the kitchen staff at KBC & to request that I have space to store my food. finally, they approved and i began to cook myself, buy food again, and my health quickly returned. ahhh thank God for loving husbands.
here i am today, right now, writing this blog to you. you who struggle with your appearance, your weight, your cravings, or your spirituality. yes, you can find health in lifestyle changes and you can find love from other people but ultimately the one who got me through these lows was God. he saved my life and gave me the power to get up every morning. a lot of times when I meet new people they are mind blown that i am a christian. “a christian who eats healthy??” yep, that’s me because to be quite honest i don’t know why the heck we all aren’t eating this way. i mean, these bodies are from God, right?
so, I am encouraging you to love your life and realize it was painted out just for you, you have a purpose. i also encourage you to nourish the body that God gave you. as surprising as it may be, when you give your body what it need it performs, wow!
allie is the sweet angel that taught me so much about the world of health. she gave me the knowledge to wake up & see the world around me for what it is. check out some of her work here.