Hello you there
How are you? Today I want to share some quick thoughts I had after reading a fellow blogger, Tara from pnwrunner, post from this article about a girl who died from an eating disorder.This girl (RIP) is Krista Phelps, and she died from an electrolyte imbalance on training run. The first time I read the article it hit me hard. Why? Because I’ve been on that place of over-training, counting calories, looking at the mirror and seeing a distorted version of yourself, and the endless pain of gaining one pound and loosing it back. Yup, I said it: I’ve struggle with an eating disorder for more than six years.Source
What shocked me about the article was the title: she’s not that skinny, is she? Our society believes that only extremely thin girls have anorexia, bulimia or any other ED. However, you can’t judge a book based on its cover. As a recovering girl I can tell that people with eating disorders aren’t always the skinniest on earth.
There is a lot more to that, than just she’s not that skinny. Those thoughts are the ones that, in first place, ruin someone’s mind and lead them to believe they are fat. I think that society lacks education about eating disorders and how to handle them. It’s a complex situation, but it’s harder to make people understand it. Usually they’ll react with you are not that skinny. Wrong! You can’t tell a girl with an eating disorder she’s not that skinny. You’ll get her to a deeper, and darker place.
I can keep talking about it, but I just want to say: EDUCATE yourself before you judge someone with an ED. I know that I will have to deal with this ghost for the rest of my life. I’ll have days in which I may fall, and I’ll have many others in which I’ll know that my worth isn’t related to my weight. I’m much more than a number on a scale. If anyone of you is going through this: remember that a number doesn’t define you. After all, the scale can’t tell your body fat or muscle mass Source
Let’s be strong, not skinny. Love your body, and nourish it. It’s the only one you have!
Let’s be healthy, not sick. I used to visit hospitals and doctors almost weekly. Now, I choose to live!Source
Wishing you a great day!
Do you know someone with an ED? How do you handle it? Do you believe he/she is not that skinny?
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