My Journey Towards Living My Healthiest & Happiest Life Through Nutrition, Fitness & Mindwork
June 22, 2017
Get This Anorexia: I Am Officially a Lady Who Lunches! Oh & Special Shoutout To Copper Branch For Bursting my Anorexia-Recovery-Restaurant Cherry!
TODAY, A FREAKING MIRACLE HAPPENED.
I, Kelly Ohana, yes, the girl recovering from anorexia;
the one who hasn’t eaten in a restaurant in over TWO & A HALF YEARS (WOW… that sounds like FOREVER!);
the one who was LEGIT PETRIFIED OF RESTAURANTS;
went out for lunch.
GET THIS ANOREXIA – Today, I BECAME A LADY WHO LUNCHES!
And so, when things like this happen, what do we say?
ANOTHER DAY, MORE PROGRESS!
I seriously never ever in my right (or left, for that matter) mind thought that this day would come. LEGIT, something came over me. I randomly got this urge & desire, this crazy feeling of “OKAY, Kelly, you’re ready to eat in a restaurant today”.
And so, that’s exactly what I did.
Guys… I know, it sounds trivial. It sounds dumb. It sounds crazy to glamorize & rant & rave about this. But you have no idea what this means to me, my loves.
This means so many things.
It means I am no longer afraid to go to a restaurant & to order something (still healthy-ISH, of course!) off the menu that I don’t necessarily know every single ingredient that went into preparing it.
It means I can participate in friend & family events that involve restaurants without being that girl who sits in the corner, isolated & says she already ate dinner OR without being that crazy customer who drives the waiter INSANE (P.S. Said waiter would totally spit in my food– YEP, THAT’S JUST HOW ANNOYING I USED TO BE!Dressing on the side. No oil. No sauce. No this. No that. BASICALLY, NO FOOD. THANKS!).
It means I can go out during the day & eat on the go, without worrying that I am diverting from my meal plan too much or that I’m not eating at the EXACT right time.
It means that I am free.
IT MEANS THAT ANOREXIA NO LONGER CONTROLS ME.
It means EVERYTHING.
My loves, I am so f*cking proud of myself. I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY, besides that I am accepting INVITATIONS for lunch dates starting tomorrow. SO PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT.
No, but in all seriousness, yes, this is a baby step…
BUT FOR ME, THIS IS A BABY STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
It means I took another step forward.
It means I will never let myself take a step back.
It means that I am one step closer to ridding myself of the illness that TRIED (keyword: TRIED) to ruin my life.
It means that I DEVOURED A FREAKING POWER BOWL & A HALF & ENJOYED EVERY SINGLE LAST BITE… until I saw the freaking bottom of the bowl.
AND NOW, I’m already thinking about going back there for lunch tomorrow… WHO AM I KIDDING? FOR DINS TONIGHT. Seriously.
P.S. Special shoutout to @copperbranch for bursting my ANOREXIA-RECOVERY-RESTAURANT CHERRY! Your food is EVERYTHING from delicious to raw to real to clean & healthy! I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE DISCOVERED YOU! You just gained yourselves a loyal AF customer. GET READY TO SEE ME MORE OFTEN! SORRY NOT SORRY!
OH & BTW, if you munchkins wanna see this experience IN FULL FREAKING EFFECT, like LIVE, go watch my INSTA STORY STAT!!! You only have 24 hours… well, LESS NOW! So, go, go, go!!!!!
In a nutshell, I’m just a regular 27-year old girl cooking, baking & blogging my way through anorexia recovery. My mission? To pursue my passion for healthy living, clean eating, fitness & raising awareness about eating disorders in hopes that it will inspire you to become the best version of yourself!
If you’re looking for simple, easy, delicious & nutritious recipes, fitness motivation, words of wisdom I learned along my journey, health, beauty & skincare tips, KITK is where it’s at!