Please take the time to watch this video. You won't regret it.
A good friend of mine posted this video yesterday and I knew instantly it needed to be shared. As I watched with tear soaked cheeks, it brought back way too many memories of days I spent purging on the bathroom floor.
Earlier this month, I did a post about Eating Disorder Awareness Month; the video goes into a little detail about the dangers of eating disorders, but I thought it would be a good idea to elaborate to keep with the awareness trend. Also, because the "Fat Poem" video is so powerful, I wanted to keep the focus on that and keep this post simple.
Here is a list of the dangers associated with eating disorders:
Loss of Menstrual Cycle
Decreased Blood Pressure
Decrease Heart Rate
Reduced Muscle Mass
Slowed Reaction Time
Kidney Infection & Failure
Easily Bruised Skin
Phew. Sadly, I know I missed quite a few.
For the first time in a decade, I am taking part in Eating Disorder Awareness Month on the other side; the recovery side. Just like I teared up as I watched that video, I am now tearing up as I realize how much time I wasted putting myself in danger of every single one of these health risks. Eating disorders are scary and often times feel hopeless, but I am firm believer that if I can overcome my addictions, all of you can, too.
Just like the "Fat Poem" video says, freedom is possible.