What’s your story?
Every day for the next week, I am going to tell someone’s story (or a little bit of it anyway) who struggles with or has struggled with an easting disorder.
At 7 years old she started to throw away her school lunches, hide food in baked potato skins and give away her ice cream bars to friend. Around the same time, her parents were called into school by her teacher, worried by the fact that her skinny pupil had made a new year’s resolution – to lose weight. She doesn’t recall this herself, but she believes the seeds of an eating disorder were being sown and would soon become something which would be a cause for concern amongst those closest to her, dismissed by doctors, worsen in time and land her in the hospital for months at a time. At 20, she’s in recovery.
“I used to pull up to the drive-thru and place my order holding a piece of paper in my hands, just in case there was anyone watching. I mean, after all, I wouldn't want anyone to think that I was ordering all of this food for just myself. After I placed my order, I drove up to the window to pay. As the woman handed me the bags, I pretended to check off the items on the fake list I had created just moments before. After I paid, I drove to the far end of the parking lot where no other cars parked, and I began to eat. Before I realized it, I had eaten all four meals!
Her site: www.endbingeeating.com (Note - she is selling an e-book, but her story is an interesting one. I haven't read her e-book, so I can't vouch for it.)