At the beginning of recovery, there was an unspoken understanding between myself and my treatment team: If I wanted to recover, … More
When I first began recovery I couldn’t eat a meal without thinking about, calculating, & analyzing was in it. How … More
As I previously mentioned, I knew that I had a problem but I didn’t know how to give it a voice it… I thought I had an eating disorder but I wanted others to understand; I wanted them to know that I wasn’t looking for attention and that I wasn’t acting the way that I was on purpose. I didn’t understand what was wrong with me, and because I couldn’t understand, I didn’t think that anyone else would. I wanted help but I wanted it to be simple and easy. I didn’t want others to see my weakness. I didn’t want to be the latest topic of conversation. I didn’t want people to approach me about my weight or diet or exercise; doing that would force me to face my problems head on and not hide behind my eating disorder.
Binge-eating. It’s a word that for some reason is so often associated with guilt and shame in our culture. We joke … More