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It makes me so upset when people say..
- “I only have 2 days clean”
- “I am only 5 days free of self-harm”
- “I haven’t purged in only 9 days”
- “I relapsed and now am only one week sober.”
- “Only been feeling happy for about a month”
Please get rid of the “ONLYS” in your sentences! There is one thing you must remember- We all have to start somewhere. Those 2 days, one week, whatever amount of time you are free from that negative habit- BE PROUD! You have accomplished something. Don’t underestimate your abilities.
Picky Eaters with Eating Disorders
So I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because there is such a fine line between the two when you have an eating disorder and really only you can define that line and distinguish between the two.
Last weekend I tried something new… and I realized that what I had tried was something I’d never had because of pickiness.
One of the thing I think is important, is to distinguish between ‘fear foods’ and foods that you are simply don’t like for taste or texture reasons.
And it’s really… a touchy topic I think… because extreme pickiness could lead to or even be an eating disorder. For me, I’ve been picky since I was a kid… for as long as I can remember… I know I’m just really sensitive to tastes, I can’t have anything too overwhelming, overly textured foods can be too much for me sometimes… but it’s always been that way, which is how I know I’m a picky eater.
I think many people suffering from eating disorders may claim to be a picky eater even though they aren’t. So I think it’s important for everyone to evaluate weither or not this is actually true or they just have a lot of fear foods.
I meant for this post to have some logical sense… but I think I just ended up rambling.
Once I make more sense of it in my brain I’ll see if I can make more sense of it for you guys to… I just wanted to get it out of my head.
**Oh, but I should add… while I do believe in being a picky eater, I still think it’s important to challenge limits due to picky eating as well as fear foods. You never know. You might find something you like.
Binge eating disorders
I feel like a lot of attention lately has been directed towards people who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia and would like to speak up in behalf of people with binge eating disorders. I myself had BED for many years and can not begin describe the continuous cycle of pain, self loathing and self harm that has entailed. Every time I tried to reach out for help I was dismissed as greedy or a pig, told to simply ‘eat less’ or gain some will power, not once was it acknowledged as a serious mental illness. The years of shame and embarrassment have led to many other mental issues that I’ve still not been able to shake, some of my scars will never heal. But to anyone suffering in silence from ANY eating disorder I want you to know you are not alone. What you are dealing with is not your fault and nothing to be ashamed of. There is a future for you and we will kick this bitch up the ass together xx