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I Had An Eating Disorder, But Now I Look Forward To Thanksgiving

In body image issues, eating disorder awareness on November 23, 2015 at 4:44 pm

For the last 14 years, I’ve been in recovery from my myriad of disordered eating. I am lucky. So very lucky. I suffered from severe calorie restriction, body-checking, sometimes binging, over-exercising, and on very rare occasions, purging. It’s not abnormal to have a combination of eating disorders or disordered eating. I am 14 years stronger, but celebrating the holidays after recovering from an eating disorder can be tough. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, “about 50 percent of people who have had anorexia develop bulimia or bulimic patterns,” and this time of year is always a reminder of my struggles with food.

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I’m Free– Finally!

 

Laura

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  1. That’s amazing. Good for you!

    • Thank you! I was reluctant to share it after I wrote it because people comment on my weight (so rude) but I think people should understand what it is like! Glad to not be going through that now! 🙂

      • I used to get a lot of comments on my weight too. Things like “are you anorexic?” “Do you even eat?” Are you sure you want to go out for dinner? I mean to me it was very hurtful. I can’t control how my body is. This is how I am. But with time I decided not to let it get to me. I learnt that people do that either out of envy or pure ignorance. Your story is different. And it’s amazing how you’ve over come all those difficulties. You never know whose reading your words. You may be helping someone out there who needs the reassurance. And most importantly the hope 🙂

      • I get those comments all the time and I am a petite lady. I am curvy enough– large breasted so there’s that, but the comments make me self conscious. I finally started saying to a co-worker, enough please!
        And thank you for being a supporter. I appreciate it. Positive people help!! 🙂 Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Atta girl! I’m right there with ya!!

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