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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41 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

  18. hello dear my friend praise God i am very thank fully to you for this and i am very excited to visit your web site i am evangelist and pastor i live in Pakistan ?
    God bless you?

  19. Bernice Nelson

    Beautiful encouraging words 😊

  20. Regina

    Thank you Kim, gave you written a book? My daughter is 12. She does not have an eating disorder, however, the courts have allowed her father temporary custody until the trial date next june…9 months from now.

    My adaughter is aware she need to make certain choices to have the chance to experience a life that does not display verbal abuse like she is exposed to…She is in her fathers home now and God allowed it…I have given it to Him. I do not understand it, but I told my daughter God is aware. I tell her, “You can be strengthened beyond your imagination,
    and taking you from your from situation is different than allowing you to make choices that can strengthen you in the midst of it.”
    I had an eating disorder when I was young. I have also experienced 100% healing.
    It is difficult to heal from something you need just a little of like food or the lovingg care of of a parent who is nit healthy.

  21. Ricky Siuluta

    Am encouraged and I know for sure I can provide an answer… hope to the hopeless
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

  22. Joshua Mpindu

    I’m Joshua from DRC. I have read what you have been through, what a hopeless situation with an glorious end. All this because you NEVER GAVE UP. It encourages me no to give up, neither. And that quote “Do the things you think you are unable to do”. It’s so deep. Thank you so much. May God bless you!

  23. Thank you! Although my fight is not an eating disorder, it has been a 4 year fight that seems to have no end or certain answers or even possible answers. One thing I do know if God/Jesus will heal me he can. Not only this I have had so many firey arrows firing at me in every area of my life aometimes I feel like I cannot breathe, and I just want to quit; however for me this is not an option….so I just keep trying and praying. Your prayers for my family and I would be the most blessed thing you could do for me. If there is anything you need me to pray for you about I would be honored to so that, and I will pray your blog continues to reach and bless people. God bless you andagain thank you. I really needed to hear never give up today. Thank you…God bless you on your life journey.

  24. Chinwe

    I love this Kimberly, you have really encouraged me to get more intimate with the Lord. Thanks.

  25. Susan Yurek

    Thank you for inspiring me. I have fibromyalgia and I am fighting it as hard as I can for me, my husband and our son. I did give in for two too many years and gave up. However, 09/2016, I decided to fight for my life again. I was only existing, not living.

  26. Rose your sister in the Lord

    I am so bless from reading your article. keep up the good word my sister, all the testimonies of the others bless my heart as well.
    My suggestion to everyone out there with similar, or even worst situations, please pray and trust God with your heart, mind, soul, and entire being; and i will guarantee you, that He will come through for you; just as he did for all these wonderful people.
    Please remember that God, is not partial.
    He never goes weary; therefore He do not slumbers nor sleep, according to (Psalms 124:4).
    He also encouraged us to call on Him, and see if he wont answer, and not only answer, but also do great and mighty things, Jeremiah 33:3; Psalms 91:15 please be Encouraged friends Remember the story of King Hezekiah, how he was sick nigh to death and he prayed and the prophet Isaiah told him God said to put his house in order for he shall surely die. Hezekiah did not give up, he begin to pray even more than before, and God send back the same prophet to told him that he shall not die but shall received 15 more years. Prayer touch the heart of God, be protestant in faith and have patience, don’t give up for who can tell if the situation you are about to give up on, is the one God have in mind to turn around. Remember He said with Him all things are possible Matt. 18:18 and .Jesus said we should ask, seek, and even take it to another level by knocking, as well as everyone that asked received, Matt. 7:7-8.
    God bless you all enjoy the peace of your maker.

  27. irene

    this is inspirering.

  28. Jim

    Glad I found your blog.

    Jim

  29. nhak

    correction
    thank you my sister kim, for your inspirational message. So great! God bless and more power1

  30. Rosa

    Hi Kimberly, I know the power of prayer, I know Our Creator listens us . But sometimes He wait to see if the prayer is because we want something unnecessary. Or we don’t have enough faith and we just mumble some words that doesn’t make any sense. I used to be like that, I didn’t have faith. I went to church but I couldn’t pray with the same faith most people did. But watching a friend of mine praying I learned, but by asking the Lord for faith and it was granted. I have a daughter that she is going thru a terrible time but she doesn’t seek the help of the Lord. Please pray or her. God bless you.

  31. Rev. Anand Methry

    Dear Sister Caroll,
    I’m blessed by your article on Does Prayer changes God’s mind? It was very encouraging and scriptural.
    Thanks.
    Rev. Anand Methry

  32. dallen

    This is really promising
    I have a different problem from an eating disorder but am really feeling inspired
    Thanks kim!

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