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Thank You Bulimia?

Hi all! I'm new to this website and support group so hello my fellow bulimics and friends!
I have struggled with food and my body image my entire life. I grew up in an emotionally abusive household and learned to discredit my emotions and needs. I also made friendships with people that should have never been my friends. I became someone I was not and lost sight of the beautiful person I was created to be.
I recently moved out of the house and had literally every security blanket I was grasping onto ripped away from me. I was depending upon myself yet I didn't know who that was. So, I slowly progressed to eating more and before I knew it, throwing up the massive amounts of food to stay skinny. My thoughts were that I had to remain skinny for boys to like me. That sounds so stupid in writing!
After I progressed into bulimia, I knew I needed help. I walked into an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting and am currently working on my recovery. Part of my recovery is connecting with others like me and I couldn't be happier to hear from you all on the struggles and triumphs that we share.
So, I've decided every time I desire to overeat/purge, I will instead write to you all. Together we can do what we could never do alone! Hope to hear from some of you soon.

xoxo,

Shannon
Shannonkatelynn Shannonkatelynn 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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Hi! I also stumbled upon OA which led me to find my own way to recover. Let me know if you ever want to talk! I put up stories whenever I have moments of weakness and it really helps to read the responses. Keep on keepin on, we've got your back!

I am new to this as well, I am curious to ask you...are you in full recovery? How long have you been a bulimic?

I am newer to recovery and focusing on it one day at a time. I've not been bulimic for too long (2mths) but I couldn't imagine letting it get any worse than it did. I have however had compulsive eating behaviors, emotional eating, and severe abstaining from food in the past few years. I'm done with creating hardship for myself. Time to move on already! Lol