Eating disorders are so irritating because one day you could be laughing, eating a pint of ice cream and 7 pieces of pizza with your friends, thinking you’re completely recovered and then the next you could be crying in the bathroom wanting to purge because you ate a salad for dinner.
AKA saying things like “WHAT is going on with you!?” or “you ate that last week with no problem at all!” to someone who is affected by an eating disorder will not do any good. If you’re confused about their actions… imagine what it’s like to be the one feeling like they’re less than everyone else because of how back and forth they feel. Living with an eating disorder is already stressful enough, and pointing out the unsteadiness makes it all the more overwhelming.
The photo on the left was taken 4 years ago and the one on the right was taken today. I don’t really have any photos of me at my highest weight but the one on the left is pretty close to it. In the photo on the left I was struggling with bulimia and depression. Today I am happy and healthy and no longer struggle with an eating disorder. I don’t know what I weigh, I don’t obsess over calories, I don’t binge, I don’t purge, and I don’t cut. Recovery IS possible.