August 11, 2006

Almost Famous

I was on the radio yesterday.

Ok - I called them, they didn't call me - but still. I was on for a couple of minutes!

They hit one of my hot buttons. Eating disorders. Next thing I know I'm dialin' in. And then I'm being interviewed.

It started out where they just wanted "my story". So I said I had suffered with both Anorexia and Bulimea. I kicked them both, with the help of loved ones, but I still have issues with my self image.

It's the baggage we carry.

I told them the one thing no one ever thinks about is the lasting physical damage that is done.

It's the baggage we carry.

It's an ongoing battle. Every time you try on a pair of slacks, or a new top, or - heaven forbid - a bathing suit. It doesn't matter what you LOOK like, it's what you see.

It ended up being a pretty good interview. I was rather proud of myself. And it sparked some great conversation afterwards. I just hope one person heard something that helped. That would work for me.

Still - as I hung up the phone I couldn't believe I did that. Huh - my blogging is starting to become verbal. We're ALL in trouble now!

Posted by Tammi at August 11, 2006 05:12 AM | TrackBack

"It doesn't matter what you look like, it's what you see"

And that is the whole truth of the matter, and it applies to more than just eating disorders too.

I have a huge self-image problem arising from the fact that I was ugly when I was a child and told that repeatedly from childhood to current day by family members.

I know I have changed but it's in the back of mind that I am ugly and somedays it's really hard to beat down those little voices.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at August 11, 2006 08:23 AM

Good for you! There's an entire generation of former anorexics out here, glad for a voice of support and true understanding.

I think we learn control, but never really 'get over it'. Like QW said, some days it's really hard to beat down those little voices.

Posted by: pam at August 11, 2006 08:46 AM
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