When you have an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia, your mind is constantly ticking with numbers. The numbers on the tape measure, the numbers on the scales, the numbers in nutrition tables stamped onto your food. It’s all about making those numbers smaller, day by day, and going to extreme lengths to achieve the lowest numbers you can. You’re never good enough, never thin enough, until you’re a gaunt bag of skin and bone.
It’s hell, inside your own mind. A hell that kills one in four of its sufferers.
I found the strength to beat it down, and I hope others will feel empowered to do the same.
Submitted to Deviant-art on Sept 13, 2010