Hi all! Some of you will know me, some of you won’t, but for those who don’t, I’m 22, live in Ireland, and registered here last June.
Since I joined, I’ve learned a lot about myself: that I’m not as bad a person as I thought, that being blind is NOT the only thing that defines me, and most of all that having people who can relate to what you’re going through is a great weapon against ED! You’re all heroes!
Anyway, my biggest change has been that I have totally let go of all restrictions – if I want pizza at midnight when my friends are all having it, then I have it (I’m not saying it’s always that easy, but I find the more I push past the restrictive part of me, the less I want to binge). I think it works for me because nothing is forbidden – my family have always had a relaxed attitude to eating, which I lost for a couple of years with the ED – and I now feel like I’m finally really getting back to normal, back to how I used to be (with an added level of awareness of how wrong it can all go if I’m not careful!).
I’m not sure what else to say, and I really hope this doesn’t sound like I’m boasting, because that’s not my intention – I just wanted to tell people how it is for me, and maybe give a little bit of hope to someone.