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Life After Recovery

It’s been a very long time since my eating disorder was active. I am not going to go much into the details of my actual disorder, as you can read … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

It’s my favorite season: Fall!

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by! 2016 has been a huge year for growth here at the DiPaola household. As I reflect upon last year around … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 31 Days of July

Colin and I marked our 4-year marriage anniversary yesterday, July 30th, 2014. Time flies. We’ve been together for almost six years now, and it only seems like yesterday we were … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 7 Comments

Rainbow Restaurant in Fort Collins, CO

We are home! And boy am I happy to be back to my beautiful humid Wilmington, North Carolina. While we were in Colorado, Colin and I saw a lot, did … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

Colin and I are leaving for Colorado in three days! Just for vacation, but we are so excited. Our families live there, and it’s been over two years since we’ve … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Peanut butter. One of my favorite foods in the entire world. In fact, I really enjoy all nut butters (especially almond butter!). Peanut butter was ALWAYS a “bad” food when … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 13 Comments

S’mores Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

I have a slight HUGE obsession with s’mores. I’ve already dove into the s’mores craze by making S’mores Cookies. I’ve attempted a s’mores smoothie (in progress) and now I am … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

A Supporter’s Story

Being a support for someone struggling with an eating disorder (or any other addiction for that matter) is a rewarding, yet a difficult journey. As the struggler, we often don’t … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Recovery is Possible: I’m living proof.

As the days go by, I find myself loving life more and more. I do what makes ME, Amy, happy. I don’t focus on the bad; I look for the … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 21 Comments

Ginger Peanut & Cashew Thai Veggie Bowl

I’ve been so busy lately! My blog, unfortunately, has been pushed aside. With Project HEAL, spring cleaning (which yes, I actually do!), Colorado trip planning, coffee dates, nannying, therapy, and … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nourished Wilmington Interview with Project HEAL Wilmington

I just wanted to share the interview that we, Project HEAL Wilmington, did with Nourished Wilmington 🙂

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Learning to Deal with Emotions in a Healthy Way

A frequent question I asked myself during my journey to full recovery was, “What am I, Amy, really feeling?” Eating disorders are NEVER about the food, and honestly, when Chaundra … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Strawberry Chocolate Chia Pudding (and GIVE-A-WAY)

When I first started seeing my nutritionist, Chaundra, we worked on diversifying my food choices (we actually worked on that the entire time I saw her, but in the beginning … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Be a recovery WARRIOR

Recovery is scary, so be scared. That’s okay. Feel your fear, and do it anyways. This was the quote that kept me going for a long time. Convincing myself that … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

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