I suffered from Anorexia Nervosa at the age of 28. I dont think that anyone ever fully recovers from this horrible eating disorder. Every day of my life is a struggle to prevent relapse. When I had my gall bladder removed three years ago, I could not eat anything. I was horrible sick, my weight dropped to 92 pounds and I felt horrible. But in the back of my mind I was thinking, "Wow I am loosing weight, I am going to look great". The Anorexia in me talking. One day I looked in the mirror and I cried. Yhe skin on my arms was saggin, I had dark black circles under my eyes, my legs looked like toothpicks, basically all I had was skin over my bones. It was then that I decided to go and see a friend of mine who is into holistic and natural healing. She did not lecture me, nor did she tell what I should and shouldn't eat. She told me that I was beautiful no matter how much I weighed, that I was a smart intelligent woman who could overcome any obstacle and that all I really needed to do was go home and think about everything I was thankful for in my life. Then write it on sticky notes and post them throughout my house. I did that, as well as put a note on my mirror that I looked at every morning that said "You are a strong women and your life is in your hands". Today I still have issues with eating, but slowly I am gaining weight and I love who I am and who I will be the rest of my life. The power is in your hands, how you choose to use it is up to you.
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