By: Sara Romeo-White
It’s been a long road and one that I'm still traveling, but I'm proud and excited to announce the one chapter that is both over and starting at the same time.
A little over five years ago I started to attempt to put together a memoir about my life long struggle with a Binge Eating Disorder. This disorder has affected my life, my family, my friends and has taken me on some of the most painful, beautiful, heart wrenching and healing journeys. Much like my journey to recovery, my journey putting together and writing my story was a long winding roller coaster. I can’t believe it, but it's finally FINALLY finished. What it’s turned into, after all of these years of figuring out the right way to tell this story, is so much more than I ever could have imagined and I am deeply proud of it.
THE OTHER DAY THE WORLD HAD A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THE WINNER OF THE 'BIGGEST LOSER AND SO DID I
By Sara Romeo-White
This morning I came online to a bombardment of social media commentary about the winner of The Biggest Loser. I don’t have tv. I didn’t even know The Biggest Loser was on. But who needs television when there are gifs of Jillian Michaels “OMG” face, and hateful messages under photos of a girl just trying to figure things out in life. Before I move forward let me make the disclaimer that I have very little against this show and if I could afford tv I probably would have been watching it. I’m a sucker for television guaranteed to make me cry, so maybe I’m part of the problem, and I fully own that. Honestly in many ways I respect The Biggest Loser. Call me naive, but I truly believe that underneath it all there are good intentions. If it even gives one person a real chance to learn some tools to take care of themselves and start dealing with their food and body issues, then great, keep it up. I do also realize that there is another side to it though, a side that has the potential of creating more harm than good. And I’m not going to lie, when I saw Rachel Frederickson’s before and after I couldn’t help but be a little shocked. But given my history and given what this show actually is, I also wasn’t.