Hello Blog World!

It’s me, Claire.

“Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.”

-Josh Billings

I am a junior in college striving to find a happy and healthy balance in my life. I struggled throughout high school with an eating disorder and although I faced some extremly tough times  during recovery I feel blessed to have come so far and to have been given another opportunity to find myself and enjoy everything life has to offer. I owe my recovery to God. He was/is the guidance in my life that pulled me out of my unhealthy habits and allowed me to refill my body with joy and love (and a healthy 20lbs!). 



My struggles with food have definitly come full circle since high school. I now find myself dealing with unhealthy habits of overeating/emotional eating which only sets me up for “restricting” days followed by yet another day of overeating and too much junk.  I am nortorious for putting my body through “Yo-yo” dieting and as much as I like to say I’m fully recovered with my disordered eating habits, I’m clearly not.

With the guidance of God and my family and friends I am deteremined to find the beautiful balance to living a healthy life-MIND, BODY and SOUL. I want to make this blog a place to reflect on life’s little pleasures, balance my eating habits to escape the yo-yo mentality, learn to listen to my body’s natural cues intuitivly, exercise to feel GOOD (not for the calorie burn) and become more in tune with my faith.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


photobooth picture because, yes-i'm that cool.


Feel free to email me anytime at beautifulbalance@gmail.com !


10 Responses to “About”

  1. kbwood August 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    LOVE IT!! Our stories are like.. the same! I would be DEAD without God. But really.. I truly believe its the only way to recover. I know that sounds close minded but really- The most stable recover-ers that I know are ones who depend on the Lord.

  2. erinsloves August 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Oh my gosh girl, parts of your story were seriously IDENTICAL to mine! I’m now stuck in the stage of overeating and then heavily restricting. Such a yo-yo and so frustrating!! LOVE your page so much girl!! You are so gorgeous and strong!!

  3. Jennifer August 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    I am SO glad that you commented on my page! It brought me to yours and I need another blonde in my life 🙂 You seem like such a beautiful soul and it is so awesome that you credit God in your recovery. He’s the only reliable source that we need! As far as my hair, thanks so much for your compliment. It’s some kind of blonde, I know 😀 To be honest, I do my hair myself. It only cost me a box from walmart!! But growing up from birth until about 18 my hair was this blonde. It started to get a little darker blonde on top after high school so I decided to go ahead and color the roots back the way it was because that’s how people have known me my whole life! I was able to find a color that matched my natural color perfectly and I’ve been doing it ever since! If you’re interested I can email you a pic of what the color box looks like. So glad to “meet you”!

    • thebeautifulbalance August 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

      HEY girl! Yess I would love if you could email me the info about the hair dye. I normally get highlights done but its getting reallyyy expensive so this summer I’ve tried 2 box-hair colors and my hairs been kind of orangey ever since. I’m looking for a good white blonde like yours! shoot me an email at beautifulbalance@gmail.com whenever you get a chance. yay! so great “Meeting” you to my love!

  4. healthyteacher August 17, 2010 at 1:14 am #

    Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, sweet girl!

  5. Kailey@MissionHealthy August 19, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    You are SO beautiful! I look forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂

  6. lindsay August 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    I love that verse. I need to read it more! Wonderful story of God’s sovereign love.

  7. Lisa September 1, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Hi girl, I can completely relate to your story. I am 21 and I have struggled with disordered eating since I was 16. I struggled with more of binging and compulsive exercising, which left me exhausted and emotionally frusterated. I am so happy that I found your blog and I look foward to reading! God bless! =)

  8. Balance is Beauty September 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Hey Claire! I just recently started blogging again and I saw that you left a comment on my about me section (the one and only comment as a matter of fact haha!) back in 2010. I clicked on your blog link and how funny is it that two years later we are both using our balance is beauty blogs…..and have extremely similar headers!? haha thought it was too funny when it was the first thing I saw! Hope all is well 🙂


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