I want to begin this post by saying that I love the blogging community. It is really, truly comprised of an absolutely incredible group of women.
But it seems like a lot of women in this community who say they are recovered from their eating disorders really are not.
Just a few clarifications:
Eating 1700 calories a day is not bulking. Depending on how much you weigh and your individual metabolic rate, that is maintenance at best.
It is not normal to experience amenorrhea (lose your period). I'll be honest, sometimes I wish I would lose my period, but there are long-term consequences: osteoporosis and inadequate calcium absorption (read more here). Estrogen (levels of which may be low in women with amenorrhea) is also critically important to the muscle-building process.
It is not normal to have a screwy relationship with food. A lot of healthy living / fitness bloggers have eating-disordered pasts, so if you spend a lot of time reading these blogs, you may start to feel like a messy relationship with food is normal. It's not.
On the other hand, it is okay if you don't have a perfect relationship with your body. It is almost taboo to indicate that you want to lose weight or change anything about your body. Done in a healthy way, weight loss is okay and not a big deal. Besides, if we all admitted that we all have fat days and that we are not happy with our bodies all day every day with no exceptions, I think it would make everyone collectively feel a whole lot more normal.
Have you noticed any abnormal, negative disorders that are normalized in the blogging world?