Note: I originally wrote this post on April 17th, 2015. I have updated you on the journey in this new post since then. I’m now sharing it again a year later from my update in May of 2017. This has been such a journey for me, and I’m still learning the whole way.
I’ve dealt with the effects of restrictive eating for about 7 years now, one of them being amenorrhea. I’m thankful that this year has been the best year of healing that I have experienced in the whole period of recovery. I’ve finally began to realize just how much a woman’s body needs her period. I’m linking to Robyn, because she has much better advice and actual explanations about why it’s so crucial for a woman’s body to have a normal cycle. I’ve struggled with amenorrhea off and on the whole time I’ve been in recovery, but this year I’m having more periods/a normal cycle than I’ve had in a long time.
I’m linking up with Amanda today to think out loud about this topic!
I’ve struggled with amenorrhea off and on for about 5 years, and I’m not the typical super underweight anorexic girl. I was never severely underweight, but my body did not like the low weight that I was at, and it let me know when I lost my period for about 2 or 3 years without a single period till I was about 17 or 18. After I gained about 15-20 pounds, it came off and on, but I realized that it was still being affected.