Getting better is hard work, it’s a lot easier if you have a good support system.
This is from a walk that I went on recently to support the national eating disorder association and you don’t really see it but there were hundreds of people there. Sometimes even seeing that you’re not alone in your area can really help if you’re struggling. Eating disorders are very isolating and this is just a reminder that if you struggle with one you are not alone. To someone without an eating disorder it may seem a bit dramatic for my “why I walk” sign to allude to death, but it’s important that you realize how staggering the death toll is. Every 62 minutes at least one person dies directly from an eating disorder and I’ve almost become one of them several times. If this is something you relate to know that you are absolutely not alone.
If you think that you struggle with disordered eating, (and it doesn’t have to be just anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia, ect are all valid) please open up to your friends and family. It gets so much easier after that.
I promise I’m not going to turn this account into a blog about eating disorders but I do think it’s healthy to bring it up every once in a while, even if it’s just for my sake. Recovery is really fucking hard man, just doing the best that I can.