About

Welcome to my Never.Give.Up. blog! I have created this blog with the hopes of providing encouragement for those struggling to recover from an eating disorder. However, I hope this site can serve as a resource of hope for their loved ones as well. After fighting through the grueling battle of recovery, I know first-hand how difficult it can be both for the individual with the eating disorder and for their loved ones. My purpose in creating this blog is NOT to focus on the illness, but to focus on the hope that awaits those who stick out the fight. When I was in the depths of my eating disorder, I used to wonder if being fully recovered was actually possible. I wanted to hope for the best, but I feared for the worst. Many days, breaking completely free felt impossible. But, by the grace of God, I am able to stand here today in total freedom and say confidently: I am recovered. Despite what skeptics might say, a full recovery is 100% possible. And that is the message I want this blog to celebrate and inspire in others.

To all who are struggling, I know how hopeless and impossible this journey can feel. I know what it’s like to want to shout to the world “I quit!” at the top of your lungs. But I promise you this: there is so much more to life than being trapped in the confinements of an eating disorder. Your life was created for a much larger purpose and you are 100% worth fighting to save. No matter how far you have fallen into this illness, I promise you it is not too late to choose life. I am by no means saying that it will be easy. Walking through recovery might be the hardest thing you ever do. But I promise you this, breaking free from the e.d. is worth every bit of the fight. Recovery is possible. Recovery is worth the fight. And I believe recovery can absolutely be yours, no matter how hopeless you might feel right now.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along’… You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Psalm 34:4-8

“I prayed to the Lord and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed and the Lord listened. He saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a guard. He surrounds and defends all who fear him. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh the joys of those who take refuge in him.”

Thanks for reading,

Kimberly

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22 responses to “About

  1. You are so strong and beautiful Kimberly! I can’t wait to follow your writing in this space!

  2. susan seward

    Thanks for blogging Kimberly. You are courageous and such an overcomer. It has been a joy to watch your life become so healthy and happy. I’ll be following you!

  3. Love this! Much love to you from California!

  4. I love you and your blog. Thank you for choosing recovery, because not only did it save your life, but saved many of people around you… Including me. ❤

  5. Debbie Daniels-Mohring

    I have loved your writing and your message of hope for years. Can’t wait to be in on your journey.

  6. Krupa

    Dear sister in Jesus Christ..
    God bless you and ur family. On reading this post I felt hope n peace. Right now I am in a postoperative recovery phase God saved me from cancer but in the process lost certain things of value. I had these mixed emotions of gratefulness to God plus hopelessness with pain for the losses that I wanted to quit. Jesus was and still is my driving force so I’m not giving up. I thank God for reaching out to my heart through you too. Gbu ! 🙂 Shalom !

  7. Wendy

    I love the verse u posted. Powerful words to live by.

  8. Hi, I really needed to read this today, as I have recently lost my mom who had Alzheimers and then got Mega toxic colon, which she died from in less
    than 24 hours. My dad also has Alzheimers and is getting worse now that my mom has passed. They have both been in homes for the last 3 or 4 years, and before that, my brother, went off all of his meds, and threw my
    mom down in the bathroom, almost broke her neck, and then beat up my
    father twice, before I had to get Power of Attorney. My heart has been broken for years, but I know it is true that the Lord will never leave me nor
    forsake me, but it is hard. When I was in my 20’s, my first husband died of
    cancer and I raised 2 very young boys alone, remarried 5 years later, and
    was married for about 20 years, with 3 more children, and he started to drink and take drugs, and we divorced about 5 years ago, he then remarried a drug addict, and he passed away a few months ago also. I have worked FT now for 12 years and raised all of my children. I still have
    2 at home, one just out of college and one a fresman in college. Many times
    I have wanted to give up, but so far, have not. Thank you for reminding me
    of this. Take care and God bless you for all of your help! Kathleen L.

  9. Grashonda

    Im inspired

  10. I read your article on motherhood and lonliness. Great tips. I do want to say that people want to open themselves up to goodness, people who are supportive, and honest, and want to see you happy. Almost always reservation is for a reason. Your article was genuine and thoughtful. Perhaps I will meet women like you one day.

  11. mikateko

    THIS IS REALLY AWESOME MY SISTER THANK YOU SO MUCH.FROM SHARON

  12. Jenny Clough

    Dont have a eating disorder,rather i suffer from depression.

  13. Roye

    Inspiring quote and scripture. Especially “You must do the things you think you cannot do”. Thanks.

  14. Linda

    Thanks. I am beginning my journey

  15. Jodi

    I just wish I could have some more Friends Christmas

  16. Thank you for the message, very true we have to be strong and I like what said struggling and trusting God.

  17. MIKATEKO

    inspiring blog God bless you as you bless the nation.LOVE YOU

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