Of course. Was just kind of reflecting.
While it’s true that the opposite ends of the ED spectrum are effectively opposite levels of control, being a slave to calories and your physical appearance is also weakness. I think it’s just a lot harder for people to see their oppression when they’re following orders, so to speak. Much like the Occupy Wall Street movement. There are those who never had control who can see it right away, then there are those who have always done as they’re told and are only starting to see, “Wait a second, something isn’t right here.” Sorry, don’t mean to get political. Just the first analogy that came to mind.
I agree with your perspective, is the point.
The 3rd is the only kind I have trouble speaking to. I think that feeling “fat people are disgusting” is really an outward projection of one’s own fears of aesthetic inadequacy, guided by a general societal notion against the heavyset among us.
But that’s just me.
Thank you for your candid perspective. A dear friend of mine is overweight and ana, and I do everything I can to be supportive to help her stay away from the dangers of starvation… but she always gets pulled back into pro-ana sites. It makes me so sad to see her pining for something so unhealthy.
I know what it’s like to be on the other end of the ED spectrum. None of it is easy. Most of the time, I’m not even sure what any of us can do to fight it other than be supportive. It’s very much a state-of-mind issue, but getting to that state of mind, as you put it, is more complicated than one would think. <3
P.S. I will always be here for you and anyone who ever wants to ask for help. I will never judge you.
I added a space between “at least,” but yes, I’d like to lose 7lbs. Looking forward to my new diet for sugar addicts, soon as those books arrive.
I don’t mean to offend anyone at all with this, but I’d really like to know. And feel free to anon message me your reply. But I noticed it’s mostly among anorexic young women. Overeaters tend to hide it, but I see so many blogs along the lines of “anorexic and proud” or just outright stating the words “eating disorder,” and it’s always a form of under-eating. How can you accept that that’s what you have without being on a search for a cure? Rather, they search to exacerbate their disorder. Please explain? I don’t follow.
You should never be ashamed of who you are, but I would think that if you are accepting of the label “disorder” you would want to fix whatever the disorder is…. I’m confuzzeled.