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To Girls With Eating Disorders

6 comments | March 18th, 2012

(story submitted by Missy, a Chestist)

This is from 1 of you, for any who may need it, from someone who's been there.  Here's Missy's story:

I am a 40 y/o mother and had bulemia when I was 14-16, and I practiced it on and off thru my later years. I am devastated how it is only getting worse. I want to make a change so bad for these girls "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL ARE YOU….LEARN IT! LOVE IT! LIVE IT! I would like to share a poem with you I wrote (when i was a teen going through it) to encourage girls with eating disorders

     There's a skinny person inside
     of me
     She's fighting so hard
     to be free
     But she's coming out in all
     the wrong ways
     Making me pay prices
     I don't want to pay
     She loves to watch me eat
     and eat
     Then run to the bathroom
     quickly on my feet
     She loves to tease me
     she just wont leave
     She doesn't care about the pain
     I receive
     She doesn't care about the damage
     she has done
     BUT when this battle's over
     SHE'LL KNOW THAT I HAVE WON!!!

ONE more and ill leave ya'll alone lol

     I want young women to know
     Beauty comes from within
     Not from the message
     "Thin, Thin, Thin"
     Beauty doesn't come in
     one shape or size
     It shines through one's soul
     a sparkle in one's eyes
     A mirror can show                
     a physical trait
     But INNER beauty is         
     what we NEED to appreciate

  I wrote and posted that on my facebook wall recently, but you can only reach so many on there. Anywho i hope these change at least one person's life.

             LOVE AND PEACE
             PEACE AND LOVE
{end story}

Like Missy, the author, we too hope this helps change at least one person's life.  And for those who need it, please reach out to the kind and caring folks at the National Eating Disorders Association www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/.

6 comments

  • Chrissy

    Posted on March 18, 2012

    I want young women to know
    Beauty comes from within
    Not from the message
    “Thin, Thin, Thin”

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  • Banana Jane

    Posted on March 18, 2012

    I appreciate your doing this.

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  • Katie

    Posted on March 18, 2012

    Everyone should know that an eating disorder will make your life miserable. It is NOT fun. At all!!!

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    • OffOurChests

      Posted on March 18, 2012

      Please also know that you – or anyone you know – can recover from eating disorders. contact our friends at National Eating Disorders Association. their helpline is 1.800.931.2237 and they’re also at NationalEatingDisorders.org.

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  • Hard to Believe

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    I know that beauty comes from within, but it’s hard to really take that to heart in a society where there’s such a premium on appearance. People take one look at you and make a judgment. Developing a strong inner confidence that isn’t hurt by those judgments is tough.

    Sometimes manipulating one’s body or coughing up a few K for surgery seems easier.

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  • OOC

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    HTB…you’re right for sure. It’s hard to believe and hard to do…but oh, the pay-off.

    Surgery can be easier. And it’s made some people feel much better about themselves – assuming they did the right surgery for the right reasons.

    No judgments from us on anything that makes someone feel more better! Thanks for being part of the conversation…XO, OOC

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