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Hi my name is Julie. I am 45 years old with a very supportive Man in my life and a beautiful 10year old Daughter.
My life has been full of ups and downs, but I feel it has brought me to a place where I know myself well and can help others with similar issues that I have been through.
I could always eat whatever I wanted as a kid and never gain weight. At 13 years old I hit puberty and things changed. I started gaining weight and developing curves. I was very uncomfortable. I wanted to lose weight. I developed anorexia. I was very sick and could not even see it. My family and friends tried to help me but it was very hard for them to get through to me. I ended up in and out of the doctors office all the time. They had to do blood tests all the time, warning me that they were going to have to have me admitted if I did not start to eat. That did not even get through to me. I knew I was being watched as I ate so I would eat and then purge. Which developed into bulimia(binging and purging). I was very sick and I did begin to see the effects physically of what i was doing. I was finally scared. But I could not stop.
It took many more years and more problems to get me to a point where I finally got help for myself. I started to eat better and maintain a healthy weight. My choice of foods where not always that healthy but I was eating. Over the years I began to eat more healthy. Today I eat at least 3 balanced meals, healthy snacks, and I even have goodies. I do not binge eat anymore. I work out a couple days a week. I feel the best I ever have in my life at 45.
I am a very understanding and compassionate person. I hope to help others who suffer.I think connecting with people who really know what it is we go through is so important to recovery. I am here anytime-feel free to PM me if you want to.
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