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All week I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to post something about it being Eating Disorder Awareness Week, but I finally decided to just do it. As some people know, I have had an eating disorder for almost 7 years- since I was 12 years old.
When someone says ‘eating disorder’, most people think of someone who is extremely thin. However, this isn’t always the case. The majority of people who suffer from EDNOS, bulimia or BED are either a healthy weight, or are overweight. Also, just because someone is weight restored (in the case of anorexia), does not mean that they are recovered. Eating disorders are MENTAL illnesses, that come with physical symptoms. Being underweight is merely a SYMPTOM of an eating disorder. For someone to recover, it is the thought processes that have to be changed.
An eating disorder is not a ‘diet’ or a ‘lifestyle choice’. An eating disorder is not skipping one meal and saying that you’re “turning anorexic”. Eating disorders are serious illnesses that can lead to liver failure, kidney failure and heart failure. Some of those who recover from eating disorders have to deal with complications for the rest of their lives: osteoporosis, weakened heart muscle, infertility, and many others.
Every single day I have to make decisions that come naturally to most people: Am I allowed to eat today? Am I going to over exercise if I eat? Am I going to purge- if so is there any point in eating in the first place? Every day is a struggle, but I have to believe that it is all for a reason, that I can take these experiences and use them to help others and to make myself a stronger person.
To everyone out there who is struggling, or who has struggled with a mental illness; keep fighting. Someday- maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday, you will beat this
Feb 28, 2014 / 4 notes

All week I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to post something about it being Eating Disorder Awareness Week, but I finally decided to just do it. As some people know, I have had an eating disorder for almost 7 years- since I was 12 years old.

When someone says ‘eating disorder’, most people think of someone who is extremely thin. However, this isn’t always the case. The majority of people who suffer from EDNOS, bulimia or BED are either a healthy weight, or are overweight. Also, just because someone is weight restored (in the case of anorexia), does not mean that they are recovered. Eating disorders are MENTAL illnesses, that come with physical symptoms. Being underweight is merely a SYMPTOM of an eating disorder. For someone to recover, it is the thought processes that have to be changed.

An eating disorder is not a ‘diet’ or a ‘lifestyle choice’. An eating disorder is not skipping one meal and saying that you’re “turning anorexic”. Eating disorders are serious illnesses that can lead to liver failure, kidney failure and heart failure. Some of those who recover from eating disorders have to deal with complications for the rest of their lives: osteoporosis, weakened heart muscle, infertility, and many others.

Every single day I have to make decisions that come naturally to most people: Am I allowed to eat today? Am I going to over exercise if I eat? Am I going to purge- if so is there any point in eating in the first place? Every day is a struggle, but I have to believe that it is all for a reason, that I can take these experiences and use them to help others and to make myself a stronger person.

To everyone out there who is struggling, or who has struggled with a mental illness; keep fighting. Someday- maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday, you will beat this

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