“People can start out one way, and by the time life gets through with them, they end up completely different.” (~Sue Monk Kidd)
I think there’s this misconception out there about having an eating disorder… You might be thinking about all the ways a person looks, am I right?
They’re emaciated and bony, tired-looking with gaunt facial features, you think. Sometimes, you’re right. But a lot of times, you’re not.
When I entered treatment for anorexia, I was only 70-percent of my “ideal” body weight, as opposed to the at least 85-percent my treatment team desired. I understood that there would many many types of people there, but I figured they’d all look like I did, too – which was, underweight, timid, and tired of it all.
But, I was surprised that many people suffering alongside me looked… normal. And, they weren’t about to discharge either. They were also in the thick of their fight. Read More