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theguardian - 2 month ago

I live with an eating disorder – and isolation has made that so much harder | Sam Dalling

I had slowly pieced together a support system, but lockdown left me alone with a disease that thrives on solitudeEvery day, after every meal, my food finished, I sit feeling full. Except it is more, much more than that. I feel self-loathing. I feel fat, I feel gluttonous, and my mind equates that to worthlessness, to failure … again.Mostly, I sit with the sensation until it passes, experience telling me that it will eventually. Despite my internal monologue screaming otherwise, I have not instantly ballooned, and my value is not tied to my last plate of food. But sometimes, in a desperate attempt to cope with the situation we all find ourselves in, I bow to my eating disorder (ED). Continue reading...


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