Tuesday, December 11, 2012

50 and Bulimic

EDs are stereotyped as being a teenager thing. We enter a “state of turbulence” and eventually we’ll just grow out of it.
I wish that were true, because it would mean that everyone would be cured of their eating disorder once they entered their twenties. Frankly, the fact that older women get EDs is scary, because I want to believe that this disease is just an angsty thing that will go away of its own accord.
But the truth is that if we don’t do something about it, it won’t go away. Two years can easily turn into ten, and before we know it we’ll be in our fifties and hiding in the bathroom from our families while they dine on Christmas dinner.
I don’t want to have bulimia when I’m fifty. I don’t even want it when I’m thirty. I don’t want it next year, in 2013.
But how do we get rid of it? 


  1. This is true Emily, bulimia won't go away unless we take action
    This year I 'celebrated' 12 years with anorexia/bulimia
    I don't want to lose another 12 years
    She has taken too much already x

  2. Absolutely true. ED is really underestimated. Simply dieting is different than being obsessive about food and weight loss. It's hard to stop thinking about it. How does it stop? Do people really ever get cured?

  3. Well I'm 36 and still have it. It comes and goes but the dieting and obsession never goes away. I think the ED started when I was 13, anorexia then at age 17 I started the horrible cycle of bulimia. I want to stop this maddness!!!


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