I am a 45-year-old woman on a journey of recovery from anorexia. I write about my recovery from the perspective of someone who developed an eating disorder later in life - at age 41.

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  • To Anonymous
    on Aug 17, 2015
    It's been a long time...It has been more than a year since I've written anything on this blog. I decided to take a hiatus as I was in a new relationship and adjusting to a new job, plus I wasn't sure in what direction to take this blog.Then this appe...
  • 8 June 2006
    on Mar 30, 2014
    8 June 2006You left me...Breaking the promises madeBefore God and manOn 8 June 1996,You said that you wouldLove me foreverYou PROMISEDPromises brokenare worse thanLIESAs I started toCircle the DrainDrowning inSelf-hatredandAnorexiaYou turnedAway from...
  • Cranky Old Man...A very eloquent, beautiful poem from Australia ❤
    on Mar 23, 2014
  • I still believe....
    on Mar 17, 2014
    I still believe...HopeFriendshipAnd laughterThe beauty of this worldThe sweetness of a tiny little baby, just beginning his lifeYou have such sweet cheeks, Ryan KeithYou are this family's hope...I still believe...That my friends love meThat those who...
  • This World I Live In...
    on Mar 5, 2014 in anorexia divorce Russia Ukraine
    "Come closer nowSo you can lie Right by my side..." ~ This Velvet GloveIt's 1:45 a.m. and I'm still awake. I'm thinking about many things. Some things I must be a bit cryptic about for privacy reasons, others maybe not.First, my pending divorce.
  • I need an answer...
    on Mar 1, 2014 in anorexia marriage
    You say I'm beautiful.You told me you loved me.You promised to be with me forever.Our vows said, "Love is patient, love is blind..."And yet, your love was NOT patient.I was dyingCrashing into walls...Praying that I would die.So afraidOf everything, r...
  • Thoughts on my Marriage and its end...
    on Jan 26, 2014 in anorexia eating disorders marriage
    That moment just before you are fully awake, when the world is still dark and it could be any time, any time at all...For the first time in ages, I woke up thinking about David and my failed marriage. I mean, really thinking about it. The w...
  • In which she breaks her silence...I am healthy no longer anorexic.I have family who loves me.I have a job that I adore, and that makes me feel worthwhile.I am finally rebuilding my life after things started to implode in 2010...And I hate my bodyI HATE my bodyThere's no get...
  • The Military and Mental Health Stigma
    on Nov 11, 2013
    The Military and Mental Health Stigma...
  • The Cost of Self-Stigma
    on Oct 23, 2013
    The Cost of Self-Stigma...
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