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Callie Bowld

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Author / Pen Name, Eating Disorder Survivor

Callie is bold. She is also healed and inspired to help others kick the sh*t out of this disease, just as she did. She is you and she is also me.

Callie is the name I published under as she was brave and bold enough to tell this story, to put it out there to reach and impact others. While I was not ready to become—to the rest of my professional and public world—the new face of bulimia, Callie was. And I will be forever grateful.

She truly feels like a person of my past. Someone I abused and tormented for years, but she, being me, is also strong and resilient and has forgiven me.

I hope her story will empower you. If so, please share it. And please let Callie know.

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Callie Bowld Well, since summer has come and gone, here are a couple of books from my winter reading list:

- Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia; by Marya Hor…more
Well, since summer has come and gone, here are a couple of books from my winter reading list:

- Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia; by Marya Hornbacher
- Good Girls Do Swallow: The Darkly Comic True Story of How One Woman Stopped Hating Her Body; by Rachael Oakes-Ash
- Lying in Weight: The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women; by Trish Gura

Having finally written my own story about my struggle with an eating disorder, I find it helps me stay strong and healthy by reading others’ accounts and their victories. It still shocks me to see such striking similarities between myself and others who suffered, too, who had completely different upbringings, backgrounds, interests, and challenges than I had. It reminds me the disease is blind. It doesn’t care who you are or how strong you are. It just takes over.
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Callie Bowld How about I do it in one : ) -- I passed the Bar Exam and became a lawyer.
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Life Without That Abusive Spouse: Review of Jenni Schaefer’s Life Without Ed

This is the premise of Jenni Schaefer’s book Life Without Ed. After years seeking treatment for her eating disorder, Jenni finally found a successful approach when viewing her disorder as an abusive spouse—a man who constantly told her she was fat, she was eating too much, she wasn’t working out enough, she wasn’t trying hard enough, she wasn’t good enough, skinny enough, determined enough, etc.


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Anyone who would like a free eCopy of my book, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder, to read and review gets it!

Throw a comment out if you would like a free eCopy, send me a private message, or email me at callie.bowld@gmail.com and I’ll get it over to you to read and review. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it! :)

Here’s to recovery. Cheers!
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My time spent reading Marya Hornbacher’s book, Wasted, was anything but that. Wasted was probably the most honest account of an eating disorder I have ever read. The most shocking and intense, too. While every other author I’ve encountered has writte ...more
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“I also know that I have forgiven myself. And that it’s okay to laugh at your mistakes, even the dangerous dumb ones.”
Callie Bowld, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder

“It is called a disorder for a reason. Because it makes no rational sense. It’s completely counterproductive and, the saddest part, it is also dissatisfying and damaging.”
Callie Bowld, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder

“Do you want to know the answer? The easiest, simplest solution to all of your hiding, and purging, the end of your exhausting, isolating, repulsive routine?
Just eat. Like a normal person.”
Callie Bowld, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder

“You are not alone.
You are not weak.
You are brass and bold and stronger than this disease.
You are.”
Callie Bowld, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder

“Laughter. Humor. Comedy.
It is intended not to belittle the danger and disgust of an eating disorder, but the need for it.
Because there really is none.”
Callie Bowld, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder

“I also know that I have forgiven myself. And that it’s okay to laugh at your mistakes, even the dangerous dumb ones.”
Callie Bowld, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder

“Signs to a normal person that I had pushed myself too hard were signs to me that I was a full-blooded thoroughbred. Way to go self!
I was such an idiot.”
Callie Bowld, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder

“Why can’t you look like Cindy Crawford? Because there is only one Cindy Crawford. And that ain’t you, my friend! But that’s totally okay, because do you know who Cindy Crawford is not and can never be?”
Callie Bowld, What Goes Down: The End of an Eating Disorder

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