I am a high school student who is looking for some balance in her life. I am a sixteen year old junior who attends a private, boarding-style prep school. Our school's motto is "Grit and Grace" and one of my favorite food choices is oats- hence my blog name! I struggle with severe disordered eating, and I am beginning this blog in attempt to better my relationship with food. After spending months keeping up with other food blogs, I decided that the blogging community is just what I need. Accountability is key for me! Quick re-cap of my story: I was at an all time high weight of 156 pounds on my 5'5" frame in August of 2006. I unhealthy dropped 50 pounds within 3 months, and by November I was put into treatment for an eating disorder. Since then, I have been in and out of treatment. Now I am looking for some emotional and physical balance. I need to put on a few pounds while maintaining a healthy frame of mind! I am very lucky- because I have a very fast metabolism and can eat quite a bit without gaining a pound. Although this can create difficulty when trying to gain. Blogging is going to take me one step closer to attaining my equilibrium!