August 6th I broke up with ED

I woke up on August 6th, 2017 and had decided I finally had enough of my eating disorder and it ruling my life. I woke up determined to heal myself and stop letting life slip by.

Most mornings I get up and promptly start exercising and reminding myself no matter how hungry I am I can’t eat until 12. This was a rule I had placed upon myself more than a year ago as a way to control my hunger. Inevitably I became a slave to this and missed out on enjoying meals with other people. I have had an eating disorder for more than 6 years, and it had placed so many different rules. No eating before 12, no gluten, no sugar, no dairy, exercise at least 2-4 hours a day, no sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time…the rules go on. 6 years of my life I allowed rules and control to determine my life.

On August 6th, I woke up and finally decided, I’m breaking up with my Eating Disorder. I will no longer allow you to rule, judge, control everything I do in my life. I have missed out on so many experiences and joy because I thought I would never be worthy enough unless I was “perfect”.

From this point forward I will be a “Yes” woman. Do you want a whole pizza? Yes. Do you want to go out for dinner? Yes. Do you want to travel? Yes. Do you want to meet new people? Yes. Do you want to live? Yes.