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5 comments | June 4th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

i love being in recovery; life without cutting and my eating disorder is so satisfying. I just want to tell everyone who is struggling how great it is, even though i had to gain weight i feel somewhat confident and my life isn't defined by how many cuts i have or how many pounds i lost. {end story}

We love a story of triumph in progress.  Did you know that 30% of HS girls have eating disorders?  Did you know something like 20+ million girls 8-18 self-harm?  Something crazy is going on when th numbers look like this…but let's never forget to celebrate the individual, lik eour writer, who rises above what's been to create what will be.  You ever been in recovery?  Know anyone who has?

5 comments

  • Good Going

    Posted on June 5, 2012

    So happy for your recovery. Keep on moving forward.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on June 5, 2012

    I have 2 sisters in recovery. 1 from a mix of substances and the other from alcohol. They’re 23 and 25 and have both been sober for 2-3 years. Everything seems to be starting so young now.

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  • G.Haisten

    Posted on June 5, 2012

    I’ve never had to recover in a formal and institutional sense. Actually, may be I have had to and should have done, but I didn’t.

    There are times when I think the act of self-harming is common to most of us even if we don’t use a blade. Lord knows I’ve harmed myself in more ways than one as I’ve worked my through this life of mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on June 5, 2012

    I went into recovery when I was 17, essentially kidnapped by my family and taken to rehab. I’ve never been healthier or happier and could not be more grateful for their love and their stepping in when they did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on June 5, 2012

    I was just in NYC. The weather was great, so Central Park is filled with a bazillion exercising people. I was really struck by the # of women running who were dangerously thin. It was very distressing. So good for you, and get out there and tell every woman you see!

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