Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just in case you were confused about the nature of eating disorders . . .

read this, which is circulating on Tumblr. My younger daughter sent it to me. Wise girl.



10 comments:

Ashley said...

I really like that.

JoannaDW said...

AN=pure evil. Succinct and powerful.

I have often been disturbed by the propensity of some involved in pro-ED communities to refer to their eating disorders as Ana or Mia...like they actually are innocent girlfriends and they are doing normal teenage things. Well, they are the biggest backstabbers on the planet and, as this post says, they do not really care about you.

divinelykatherine said...

I think it would be pretty cool if you did an update post on your daughter. :)

divinelykatherine said...

I think you should do an update post on your daughter. I read the book, which has helped me in my own recovery, but it would be cool to hear an after it is over. When the recovery turned to recovered. etc.

Kate said...

thanks for posting this! it really does explain how Ed isn't your friend...

Jen T said...

So amazingly true! Everyone needs to read that. Thanks for sharing.

I took the cake said...

Think I'm gonna safe that letter. So true, and lets you see ED from another perspective... Horrible horrible ed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Divinely Katherine,

My experience is, once a Anorexic or Bulimic always an Anorexic or Bulimic. We are always in recovery, but never recovered. The disease works 24/7, we can arrest it, but not cure it.

Harriet said...

Anonymous,
That may be true for some people, but it's absolutely not true for others. I know of many people I would say are fully recovered and left the illness behind.

Anonymous said...

good for them and I truly hope that it is true for them. I also thought I was recovered, but after 10 years I went right back into my eating disorder and it was almost fatal, It came back full blown. Now I have a different view on what recovery looks like and for me, I always have to remember that the ED can come back at any given time. I will never say that I am cured of my ED.