Let’s Get Personal: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Peace from Panic

Image result for images for national eating disorder awareness week

It seems like a lifetime ago when I was in my late teens and my mom was in her late 40s. Those years are a distant memory, like a dream. Years I once tried to forget. It’s when my mom struggled with anorexia and major depression.

I was a self-absorbed 19-year-old, trying to navigate my way through my freshman year of college. At first, I didn’t notice that Mom wasn’t eating much. Until one day I watched her change her clothes. I was shocked to see how bony her arms, legs, and back were.

When I asked about her weight loss, she told me that it felt good not to eat. She felt in control. This made no sense to me. Why doesn’t she just eat?

I remember wondering why and how my mom could develop anorexia. I thought that only happened to teenagers.

In my late teens and early…

View original post 273 more words

One thought on “Let’s Get Personal: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s