Bulimia Recovery is a struggle..

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Registered: 07-13-2013
Bulimia Recovery is a struggle..
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Sat, 02-01-2014 - 8:48am

Hi,

I just joined this site and am finding my recovery to be difficult and would love to hear anyone with a similar situation who can relate.

I'm 28, have struggled since my teens with bulimia and a general food addiction. I havent binged or purged in over a year, which is amazing!

However, I have gained alot of weight and I'm constantly feeling horrible about my self esteem and don't feel the desire to socialize as frequently. I'm married and we are now focused on doing an organic lifestyle, so thats helping, to make sure I'm only eating healthy things. But, I really want to lose weight and just need some motivation and the weather certainly isn't helping.

I used to get such a high to binge/purge or just do a fast, but need to avoid that obviously, sometimes its just so hard to distract myself away from it, can anyone relate ?

    -Erin

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Tue, 02-11-2014 - 12:43pm

Hi Erin. Congrats on getting married. I can totally relate to how you feel. I do great for a while breaking my binge/purge habit then it comes right back. I do understand  why I do it, I just can't stop. I am working on my self esteem in the hopes it will help me break the cycle for good.

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Registered: 07-13-2013
Sat, 02-15-2014 - 7:56pm
Thanks ! Whats your strategy for breaking the binge/purge cycle and being healthy about your eating ? I've been doing the organic thing, which has going well for the most part. I still consume too much food in volume, I have a problem with either eating too much or just doing a fast, soo frustrating !