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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.

Meet Catherine.
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.

Meet Kristen
“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 video:

Her site: (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.)


Sad thing having Bulimia..

Sad thing having Bulimia.. People especially women must not be over conscious of their eating habits. Like Katherine MacPhee, an American Idol member, told the media that she had this certain illness. Oh boy- the Top 24 are set on American Idol! Now we have, what – 6 weeks or less left in Season 9? Then Ryan Seacrest will have to go back to…whatever else he does. (It doesn't seem to be much – and he'll never need payday loans as long as he lives, that's for sure. I wish I could get paid that much for not doing anything.) I'm not sure which of them I would pick for the winner – not all of them have gotten much screen time, but that's sure to change. There were a couple of people that were cool, but I can't remember their names.