About

Hello! My name is Jess and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

A Little Background

I am a freshman in high school. I love my friends and trying new things. I am completely type A and quite the perfectionist. I strive to have a perfect 4.0, but I’m learning (slowly) that grades are not everything. Life is short, and enjoying it is very important. I have a boyfriend whom I love a lot and we would spend every waking moment together if possible, but it’s not πŸ˜‰

Recovery

I struggled for a long time (about a year) with anorexia. It was the worst year of my life, but I learned a lot about myself. I came out of it with a passion for working out and nutrition. I worked through therapy and with the help of a nutritionist and very compassionate parents, I managed to beat this very tough illness. I consider myself completely recovered and love my life! If anyone has any questions or is struggling and just wants to talk, feel free to contact me at jess.havefaith4ever@gmail.com. (no period, obv)

Exercise

I work out around 5-6 days of the week with at least one rest day for my growing body. I used to be a big runner but that took a tole on my young body, so it’s something I may pick up when I am older and my body is done growing. I love yoga and strength training with some cardio involved. I hope to become a certified yoga instructor by the time I’m in college and I just love yoga soooo much. I’ve been practicing it for over a year, but I am looking to go deeper.

Nutrition

I try to follow about a 90-10 philosophy, meaning that 90% of the time I eat very healthily (whole grains, fruits, veggies, etc) but the other 10% (vacations, holidays, etc) of the year I can let loose a little bit. I really love eating healthy. I feel better, look better, and I love eating the way I do. My diet includes lots of fruit, greek yogurt, oatmeal, whole grains, and peanut butter. Oh peanut butter…see my nut butter and breakfast page for more information πŸ™‚

Faith

I am a Christian and proud of it! Faith is a huge part of my life, hence the name of this blog. I consider recovery 100 110% possible. Ya just gotta have faith πŸ™‚

“So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:34

Thanks so much for reading!

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33 responses

27 03 2009
Lisa

Beautiful blog, and I love that Bible verse. I am a fellow Christian, and I can truly say that I am completely (110%!) recovered from anorexia. God is good and I am thankful everyday to have recovered!

28 03 2009
matt

This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

14 04 2009
hopeinpeanutbutterandoats

ughhh Matthew 6 is my fav book and chapter in the Bible!!!

18 04 2009
loveprevails

you are so positive about your experience in recovery that I am excited to read the rest of your blog! Congrats girl and your a great role model and inspiration!

4 05 2009
jenngirl

Hey! Thanks for commenting on my blog, congrats on recovery, and I love your positivity! We can do this! πŸ™‚

14 06 2009
pb&bananas

That’s one of my favorite Bible quotes!

18 06 2009
Jenn

I just stumbled on your blog, and I think it’s great! Have a great day ❀

20 06 2009
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26 06 2009
Maria

Hi Jess! I just discovered your blog, and was drawn to its name. I really do admire your faith! I am trying to improve my relationship with God and would love to read your blog to help myself on that journey :).

19 09 2009
Taylor

Hi just wanted to say hello. I’ m discovering new blogs. Please check me out.

28 09 2009
Niamh

You’re very inspirational. Congrats on recovery. πŸ™‚

30 09 2009
glutenfree4goofs

I popped over from gluten free gidget and wa-la we have the same name, well I’m Jessie, AND we are using the same wordpress template, AND we both enjoy choir, AND we both love Jesus! Woo Hoo, great minds think alike. Sadly (or maybe not) I’m much older than you- you cutie! I have 4 kids and a while since highschool but you are a sister just the same πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you. I love your blog!
Jessie
p.s. I have had that verse taped to the dash of my car!

3 10 2009
psychoj1

Thanks so much for this super sweet comment! Woo hoo to being similar, haha πŸ™‚

Do you have a blog? If so, I’d to visit it girl πŸ™‚

That verse is definitely amazing!!
❀ jess
xoxo

4 11 2009
Deb

Jess,

I am very impressed with your blog. I came over for a visit because of your HomeGoods bowls, but WOW am I glad I did for so many other reasons. (I am a blogger for HomeGoods Openhouse)

You are a very gifted blogger! Your photos are great and your writing is excellent. Keep up the good work!!

BTW – I am also a lover of the Word, and our Savior. I too suffered from an eating disorder when I was younger. Thanks for sharing your journey!! If you get a minute come over and visit me at: http://countingmyblessings.typepad.com

God bless you! Deb

23 11 2009
simplysavlysav

Hey Jess! I just stumbled upon your blog, and well I love it! I love the theme “have faith” you seem like a really neat person =] I definitely plan on continuing to read you blog, i hope that all good with you! Im Tara by the way, I just recently really started blogging. I’m a senior in high school, and worked through an ED myself. Thanks for you blog, its beautiful!! ❀

6 12 2009
theemptynutjar

Hi
You have a nice blog. I like your About page. I think its relatable in some small ways to many people.

30 12 2009
Emily

Hi Jess,

Thanks so much for checking out my blog! I’m looking forward to reading yours!

Em

4 02 2010
findingbalanceandbliss

Hi! Just found your blog. I’m in high school too!! (senior yr.) I can relate to you so much as I suffered from an ED as well.

Can’t wait to read more!

Sara

5 02 2010
Jennifer

Thank you so much for being so open about your faith! While I know nobody has to scream from the roof top about it, it’s great to see that you credit God for helping you to recover. I think you would like my blog, as it is on being fit from the inside out. I believe that a person who wants to become healthy, must first have a healthy spiritual heart. Because if our heart is strong, we then have the strength to endure anything physical. God bless!

http://www.fitatheart.wordpress.com

15 03 2010
finnyfinds

Hi Jess! Great blog. God saved me from my eating disorder too πŸ™‚ So grateful. Keep up the fantastic work.

15 03 2010
Kate

I can not believe how alike we are and how much I understand your situation. I’m a freshman too – hurray for us younger bloggers. Hahah.

I have struggled with anorexia for over three years, but happily, I am now on my way to recovery. During the years with my ED, I felt very disconnected from God and my faith, but I’m trying to “gain” that back now too.
I have had obessive tendencies with exercise (namely, running) in the past, but after an injury sidelined me, I decided to take things easy. I am hoping to start up yoga and pilates soon and I’m becoming addicted to weights and strength training as well.

Anyway, it’s great to see you blog and be open about your beliefs! I look forward to reading!

~ Katie

18 04 2010
aletheiazoe

Hey Jess. What an awesome about statement. You’re right – the most important thing is to have faith.

What is impossible with man is possible with God. Believe. πŸ™‚

love,
aletheia πŸ™‚

16 05 2010
passionate purpose

Just found your blog, and so great to see another Christian declaring their faith! Loved your pb/nut butter page! I just did a post on pb… so I can’t wait to try your recommendations! Keep spreading His name πŸ™‚

7 06 2010
Chocolatecoveredrunner

Love the blog ♥ xoxo

16 06 2010
richannkur

I luckily found your blog and quiet impressed with it. You are a very strong wiled person. Keep it up!!!

17 06 2010
squigglefloey

Ohmaahoooogndesss your pics are INCREDIBLE. haha, your blog is so beautiful and you’re so lovely πŸ™‚
Keep up the wonderful work on recovery!
Totally rootin for ya!
<33 πŸ™‚

5 08 2010
theemptynutjar

So glad to have found your blog. Found you through Amanda. I think you have a story relatable to many.
I used to be a runner as well. Now I only walk, it did take a toll on me unfortunately. Like the title of your blog.

10 08 2010
Michelle :D

Hi! I admire you so much πŸ™‚ Im in recovery, do you know your BMI? What should I shoot for to have the best health?

10 08 2010
Jess

Thank you! I have always heard that the lowest possible “healthy” BMI is around 18. 4, i think! BUT, that can actually be very low and unhealthy for some. Meet with your doctor to figure out what is healthy & best for you πŸ™‚

17 08 2010
cleaneatingchelsey

That is one of my FAVORITE verses. I have no patience and worry about everything, so it always gives me peace. I’m also a big fan of Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

My favorite part about that verse is the present tense of the verb, it’s declares, not declareD.

19 08 2010
Heather (Perspective Is Everything)

hey girl!
thanks for stoppin’ by my blog πŸ™‚ you’ve got a great thing going over here in this corner of cyber space! keep it up!
Heather

28 10 2010
themalikwhey

I battled with eating disorders for about 6 years, then one day God told me that I was healed and it was all finished. Christ died for me to be free, it was just up to me to seize that freedom and walk in it. It wasn’t easy but God is faithful and I am free indeed πŸ™‚

1 Peter 3:3-5 (New International Version)

3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

25 03 2011
eva626

you are so cute and pretty!!!

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