In honor of NEDA (National Eating Disorder Awareness) week which is coming to an end, and self harm awareness day, which is tomorrow (March 1st, don’t forget to wear orange) I just wanted to post this. Through the recovery of my battle with Bulimia Nervosa, I’ve learned a lot.
I’ve learned that eating can be really, really difficult.
I’ve learned that my body is beautiful, no matter what shape or size it is.
I’ve learned that I can be healthy and happy, even though it may take a while for it to happen.
I’ve learned that it’s okay to go back for seconds, or treat myself to a piece of cake.
But most of all, I’ve learned that my body is a temple.
My body is a temple, but it doesn’t define me.
I’m learning to treat myself with respect and honor, just like I would treat any friend.
An estimate 8 million people are struggling with an eating disorder today. That’s 8 million too many. If you know someone who is struggling with an eating disorder, or if you yourself are, please know that there is hope.
There are people out there who want to and can help you, but it’s up to you to take the first step.
For more information on eating disorders and how to get help, visit the National Eating Disorder Association’s website at http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
or call the help-line at: 1-800-931-2237