I have thought a lot about what I want this to be... it's never been pro ana or whatever, because any one pro-eating disorder, is deluded beyond comprehension. It's a disease, an all encompassing life changing disease, not some quick fix to the battle of the bulge but rather the most deadly of all psychiatric diseases. It is not a privileged child's plea for attention, it is a coping skill born out of a time of stress and turmoil that in the beginning may have seemed like a good idea because who doesn't want to be thin, this america after all?! Isn't that beauty? No, but that's what our endless messages urging us to lose 10lbs in a week without trying, or 6 tricks to a flat stomach would suggest, granted despite being completely inundated with messages of changing your body to be enough or rather less I guess because enough would suggest that you were trying to do more achieve more, and here clearly the message must be less there are just a few ever so lightly sprinkled in messages about inner beauty and loving yourself, but which is easier to identify with the excessive relentless messages conveying that to be enough we must be less or the few and far between messages that yes you may in fact be not so horrible?!
But I digress, this is not and will never be a pro-eating disorder or pro-disease blog of any kind, that makes about as much sense as a pro-cancer or pro-epilepsy blog. They are all awful, all encompassing disease that can eventually cause death, so then what kinda blog is this to be? Will I post my intake, my dietary goals, my 2:00am insomniac rants? Probably! Or my thoughts on life, what it means, and how mine is changing for the good and better? Completely!
This is my journal or sorts. I write to relieve stress and to have record of what I thought, and if anyone out there can feel encouraged or less alone by my struggles then I'm glad this is here. If they can't then I understand and I hope you can bypass this with no harm done, because in honesty this is just a place for me to put to rest the restless thoughts that ring in my head and feed the flames of anxiety always burning in my chest, putting off flames that cloud my vision, scrambling the voices, that should blanket and stomp out my anxiety, with the hissing noise of the flames and the faint fire alarm because somewhere deep inside me I know this is not right, and some part of me is warning to get out find shelter and safety. But in the smoke things get hazy and directions become confusing and purging can easily put out the fires for now, far more quickly than searching for those scrambled voices of those who love you and care for you, one of which is your own, but that's the most scrambled at all. So for awhile indecision may not seem so awful, let the smoke and flames encompass you and take you over, but eventually you will break, you will not be able to keep it at bay any longer and you will have to choose a fork in the road that is quite literally life or death?
Right now I am trying to choose life...
Its rocky very very rocky and I am still dictated and controlled by the scale and lower is always better, but I am trying to purge less and eventually none. And only eat whole foods, things that won't send me into panic. It's not perfect but I am trying.
Recently my safe foods have been:
Breakfast is: chia seed pudding with nuts and fruit
green drink made with frozen kale, apples, aloe juice (its very healing to the esophagus) and blueberries, I want to add ginger and lemon to this
lunch is spinach, sesame seeds, tomatoes, eggs, peppers
dinner is black beans, rice, salsa, and guacamole
the hardest is snacks and when I have the munchies, drinks right now are water, almond milk, and coffee/tea. I may cut out the coffee for a little while I am not sure I really like it, but I'm just not sure?
I don't think this is the most wonderful list of safe foods, but their are some challenges in their like eggs, guacamole, and nuts. But they are whole foods and I am being kind to my body, I work out and don't sleep which needs to be the next thing that gets addressed, all in due time. Other things that I am okay with are lara bars and sweet potatoes. I am trying and I will get better. It's not about being perfect, but never giving up.