eating disorder

What No One Told Me About Eating Disorder Recovery (That Everyone Should Know)

Take your time, treat yourself well, and most of all, don’t let the crappy parts stop you.

I could tell you the story of the eating disorder itself, but there’s a lot of good reading out there about that. What I want to talk about is recovery.

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I Got Naked In A Room Full Of People

" By opening night, none of us could wait for our cue to get on stage and DANCE OUR BEAUTIFUL BUTT NAKED BUTTS OFF."

It was time to embrace my nightmare. So I stripped and for the hell of it hung about bare-assed in a room full of clothed people. Although I’d already left self-consciousness behind me, I wanted to be able to tell this story.

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I'm Scared Of Recovering From My Eating Disorder

"My eating disorder is like a safety blanket."

It has been part of my life for so long that I have woven it into the fabric of my personality and sense of self.

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We Can Talk About Being Too Thin; Why Can't We Talk About Being Too Fat?

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As soon as we change the subject from thin to fat, we change the conversation from concern to hostility.

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I Have An Eating Disorder: An Introspective  

Here’s what I know right now: my story will have many more ups and downs.

Being a human is hard. Being a human with an eating disorder is inexplicably hard. Every time I think I have control over the situation, my eating disorder pulls a fast one on me and reminds me what is really in charge — food and exercise.

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How “Getting Healthy” Can Become An Eating Disorder

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One day I was “healthy” and the next day I was sick — slowly and then all at once.

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Set Point Weight: What Is It? How Do I Change It?

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You didn't fail the diet; the diet failed you.

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That Time I Had A Secret Obsession With Livejournal 'Thinspiration'

Livejournal hosted some seriously misguided "communities."

If you were a teenager in the late '90s or early 2000s, chances are you know about Livejournal.

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I Feared Anti-Depressants Would Trigger My Eating Disorder, So I Tried Acupuncture Instead

All I know is that having someone poke tiny holes in my skin is really effective at helping me manage my depression and anxiety.

Like 7.5 million other Americans, I have depression with a side of anxiety disorder. But I was scared to follow the traditional treatment plan of adding an anti-depressant to my breakfast, so I decided to try treating my conditions with acupuncture instead.

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The Obesity Code: Your Fat Is Not Your Fault.

Here’s the dilemma I find myself facing pretty much every time I think about fat/weight/diabetes/bullshit sold to us by the media/mostly Weight Watchers: What is true?

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