Katie Badger
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Phyllis commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Recovery Sucks
"I don't have your demons, but I have some of my own, PTSD and depression, so I understand when you ask why you should keep fighting. I can't answer that as I don't know the answer for myself yet. But, also like you, it has been a…"
Sep 8, 2013
Arthur James commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - I Have to Spend Money to See These People?
"` I went to one. The second and third I passed. I mean I was in the lower 1/3 of class. GED? I got drafted. No brain & GED required? no. ` My first high school lover is a therapist? Yes. She takes bankers and CEOs on erotic tryst. I might look…"
Aug 29, 2013
Arthur James commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Gone
"` I get tired and seem silly at N`ight. I better go saw some ` Zzz's asap. I just saw and smile` Good Night."
Jul 1, 2013
Arthur James commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Gone
"` Joan. What pictures? You use Tricky Shots? You shot at the Fair? ` You went to DC's F- H `Fair. You bake blueberry muffins. Joan H. win a ` Blue Ribbon. You scream on Ferris Wheel. Joan H. Fear it ` Get Stuck. I scared of` chihuahua…"
Jul 1, 2013
Joan H commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Gone
"Dear Art, What a perfect message for this post: "We must grieve until complete." I was so happy to see you. Put the pictures of us on Orphans of Open Salon. You need to come over and see... Tried to put them here, but can't get it to…"
Jul 1, 2013
Arthur James commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Gone
"` What can one say? Grieve well. Sigh. I miss many post. ` Hi Joan H. No tell. Nice to hug You` gin. You my DC Best` gal. I hope You used` suds. You use goat` Lye soap. You smell like ` Red rose. You the DC Farmer Friend. You a hit on MacArther…"
Jul 1, 2013
Jenny commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Gone
"So very sorry Katie. Like Joan said, sometimes the demons win. "
Jun 28, 2013
Joan H commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Gone
"I'm so very sorry. It breaks my heart to say it, but sometimes the demons win. Stay strong, Katie. xox"
Jun 28, 2013
Katie Badger commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Tired of Fighting
"Thank you so much for the words of support. I love "keep finding your our way through and out of the puzzle palace and get out into the light." I did go back and add a song if you care to listen.  So glad you've had good success…"
Jun 21, 2013
Joan H commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - I Saw Stars
"I'm so happy to hear this, Katie. xox"
May 30, 2013
Arthur James commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - I Saw Stars
"` Hang in there. I use to work full time with crisis, as in intervention. I remember a Vietnam Veteran. He leaned against a sunny side of the winter street. He passed out, leaned to the side, and above him? Pigeons perched. He had pigeon dropping on…"
May 29, 2013
tr ig commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - I Saw Stars
"YAY!"
May 29, 2013
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Becoming Something
"It's good to see you  back Katie!"
May 13, 2013
Zanelle commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Becoming Something
"Wow  What a story you have!  It is so hopeful that you ended up staying for that amount of time.  I have had bulima and compulsive bingeing as my eating disorder all my life.  Recently I changed.  It isn't about…"
May 11, 2013
Leslie Jackson commented on Katie Badger's blog post Beautiful Nothing - Becoming Something
"Thank you for sharing, Katie. I'm glad you were able to stay the additional time and it sounds like you have a good support network in place. I respect you for tackling this difficult issue and wish you all the strength to continue on…"
May 10, 2013
Nurse PhD commented on Katie Badger's blog post A Must Read - Get ready to laugh
"That man is a keeper! Hilarious!"
Jan 8, 2013

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I've had anorexia for half my life. This is going to be the story of how it started with the hopes of learning to validate myself instead of hating myself

Katie Badger's Blog

Beautiful Nothing - Going Back

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

About two and a half weeks before Kristina died, I went back to Carlsbad to see my friends from treatment and make my own peace with the loss of a dear friend. It was something I just needed to do so I could try to move on. 

When I landed and finally got my rental car, I immediately went to pick up one of the girls who is back in treatment. We were so excited to see each other it was a little ridiculous. As I've said, these girls are my sisters and I hadn't seen her since March. We…

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Beautiful Nothing - Recovery Sucks

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 11:08am 1 Comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSH7fblcGWM

As of yesterday, I have been in recovery for nine months. That's nine months without a laxative, something I thought I'd never be able to do. Daily life still brings more and more challenges and hurt to make me wonder why I am fighting. 

This summer has been so unbelievably hard. First, I've had my own struggles with restricting food when something goes wrong. Second, there was…

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Beautiful Nothing - Gone

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 2:33pm 6 Comments

I woke up on Tuesday feeling pretty good. I had actually slept well the night before - a cause for celebration these days. I went down to my neighbor's to chat and he was on a conference call so I went back upstairs to discover I had pulled the ultimate bonehead move - I was locked out. God, that's a shitty feeling, isn't it? I went down and called the building engineer who (because I'm a bonehead) did not have a current key and was not able to break in. Luckily, I did have my debit card on…

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Beautiful Nothing - Tired of Fighting

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 9:00am 2 Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT67liGjZhw

There are days I feel I can take this disease on and make it my bitch. Then there are the days I am so fucking tired of fighting I just want to give up.  Not eat.  Take laxatives.  Screw therapy.  Don't answer that phone or respond to a text.  Cancel plans. Sleep all day.  Fuck this!

I didn't sleep well last night. I was up and down, tossed and turned and tortured by…

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