Tuesday, August 28
Ms. Miller has taken some heat on this blog, mainly by commenters accusing her of being too skinny-- anorexic even. My lackluster opinion of her isn't based on that aspect, but on the fact that I don't find her show particularly engaging.
Still, I was very surprised to read about the tragedy that happened in her past and her subsequent desire to study nutrition.
While a teenager, she witnessed her idolized older sister’s plunge into anorexia – a dive that proved fatal. After her sister Stacy’s death, Robin made a life-changing decision. She’d drop whatever other plans she had and, when it was her turn to go off to college, she’d study nutrition. She tells Guideposts readers how making that decision began her dedication to finding a way to help other young women from becoming anorexic and helping others, like herself, from losing their sisters. Now, with her career writing cookbooks and appearing on television, Robin is determined to demonstrate to people how to make the smart changes for themselves and their families to develop healthy relationships with food.
Wow. Quite brave of Robin to come out and talk about this, let alone deal with being called anorexic, herself. I only wish I had known about this sooner. I would have payed more attention to her show from the beginning.
In fact, I think that's a legitimate spin for a show: good nutrition isn't just healthy... it can save your life.
Take heed to that, Ellie K. ;-)