Has anyone ever struggled with an eating disorder?
I found THIS article today and wanted to share some of the things the author wrote. Can you relate?
- every idle fantasy begins with the caveat that I am 10, or 20, or 30 pounds lighter than I actually am. You could make an argument that I don't want anything more than I want to be skinny. You would probably be right.
- there was a constant sly whisper in my head saying worthless, undisciplined, fat.
- Relationships seemed impossible; I couldn't imagine how anyone could ever want me the way I was.
- I've met women my age who eat what they want and couldn't care less if they gain two pounds over Christmas, but I am convinced they are the exception, not the rule. The rule is that if you are a woman in America, you want nothing quite so much as you want to be a little smaller. The rule is you are always trying to lose.