Acceptance and understanding
Thursday morning. Thanks to Shannin for the link to this page. As someone with (self diagnosed) binge eating disorder, it's good to know that someone is out there trying to prevent another generation of kids from suffering with eating disorders. For me, I know that the self loathing started early, the hatred of my body because it didn't meet some standard of size and beauty that it was "supposed to", and the use of food as a way to soothe myself. I didn't actually start bingeing in earnest until I hit college, but I've used food inappropriately for as long as I can remember. If I am ever blessed with children, I will make sure that they don't end up this way, even if it means that Chris and I go to counseling together once we're married to stop our obsessions with our bodies and food. This just can't continue into another generation!