By nothanks - 22/08/2010 13:42 - United States
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nothanks, I don't know if you'll actually ever read this, but on the offshot that you do.... Stay strong. Eating disorders are an illness (despite what others may think). You did the right thing by going to your mom for support. I'm sorry she didn't support you. I went through the struggles of an eating disorder, too. I struggled with it for 2 years before finally seeking help. Now, 4 years later, I am finally to the point where I am moving on and living life without the eating disorder. Like I said, I don't know if you'll even see this, but if you do.....I saw that you are from Minnesota too. Park Nicolette has an amazing eating disorders treatment center called Melrose Institute. I strongly suggest that you give them a call. I had tried so many things and they were finally able to help me get better and move past my eating disorder. Stay strong, life will get better and you will beat your eating disorder.
My sis had an ED and nobody in our family understood her except me. They said she was just being capricious and used her so-called ED as a reason for her terrible behaviour. And that she needed to forget that trick and persuading herself that she's got the imaginary disease. Why did I write all this? Because now you know that things can be worse, OP. At least your family understands that you have a disease.
Normally I'm more of a fruit than a chocolate lover, but I make exceptions for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. :) Especially Ben & Jerry's. Though I tried my hubby's brownie cheesecake flavor last night, and I must say, the rest of that pint may disappear when he goes back to work tomorrow. >.<
its odd what people do when they find out a loved one has eating disorders. I struggled with anorexia for years. when the truth came out it was completely amazing that relatives, neighbors, my parents friends everyone it seemed like showed up at the house with food for me or trying to take me out to eat. I am older not and recovered and realized they were just trying to help, but at the time it wasnot what I needed. I needed treatment. Eating disorders do not go away by the "right " person offering the "right" food. LOng days in treatment help it.