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Eating Disorders and Week 31 Pregnancy Update

If you've read my first blog post from two years ago then you know I struggled with eating/body issues for awhile (first post can be found under my archives). A little over a year ago I finally was able to put a name to some of what I experienced which had been hard since it wasn't a more talked about eating disorder like anorexia/bulimia. I actually felt a sense of relief being able to put a name to this because that meant I wasn't alone! It's called Orthorexia and it's basically an obsession with clean eating that goes to different extremes (obviously I'm not a doctor but super clean eating is what started my struggle years ago). Hopefully, this may help some of you put a name to what you're feeling as well. Since that first post I've also been able to connect with other girls who were just as lost as I was and it's helped me just as much as I hope it's helped them! I wanted to write this post today to update those of you who may be struggling with ANY eating/body disorder and point out that there is light at the end of the tunnel!

I've hit 31 weeks in my pregnancy this week with about 17 pounds of weight gain and I literally haven't tracked any bit of food going into my mouth. It made me realize that I would have been a MESS if I ended up pregnant when I was battling with food and body image. Having days where I didn't feel good enough to work out would have brought me to tears, gaining weight that was out of my control would have made me obsess over everything I ate, and I probably would have ended up binge eating only resulting in more weight gain. I'm so happy that I kept searching for a way out of the awful cycle I was in and I've come so far! Not to say that it doesn't still haunt me from time to time, but I know that I can control it now. Don't give up on getting through whatever you're going through! Search for people to talk to, be kind to yourself and practice self love, see a therapist if you feel like that's what you need but don't give up on helping yourself. I'm also always happily available if you just want someone to relate to because I know how much that helps. Just keep going because there are much better times down the road and more important things than being so hard on yourself.

On a positive note, I have 9 weeks (ish) left until I get to meet baby Mia!! She's healthy so far and our check ups have moved to every other week. I'm also glad that I was able to get my own eating and body issues under control so I know that I'm not affecting Mia's health. I'm a little more tired than I was in the second trimester and I'm DEFINITELY nesting. She moves a lot and that is my favorite part of this trimester so far. Instead of cravings, I'm having food aversions so finding something to eat that actually sounds good has been hard the past couple of weeks (one of the many things that's different for everyone and no one tells you about). Hopefully we'll be done with the nursery soon and then I'll post pictures!

Always feel free to contact me with any feedback or questions!

katie lynn


  1. Awesome! So proud of you, Katie. ❤️

  2. You look amazing!! I'm so proud of you!

  3. This is an interesting perspective; you look great. Very proud of you! Thank you for sharing!


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