- How did you know you had an eating disorder?
It took me a year and a half to lose 40lbs. The school had told me when I was creeping lower and lower that I could stop, but at the same time, they said only to gain 1 or 2 pounds. I knew I was sick, but wasn’t ready to admit it. They told me that if I got to a certain weight, they would send me home. It became more of a goal to see how far I could go. When I went too far, they sent me home. I was angry but at the same time, I was relieved.
I sought treatment and finally found a program where I learned the tools to manage my disease. I am a yoga teacher now and it is my recovery program.
- How did your family respond?
- How do you stay consistent on your path of recovery?
- How did the in-patient treatment process work for you?
- Do you ever feel like you had a ‘rock-bottom’?
- What were the group meetings like?
- In twelve-step programs there is talk of ‘God’ and a higher power. What are your thoughts on that?
- How important are support groups in the recovery process?
- How important is having a sponsor?
It’s incredibly important. It’s important to find someone that you trust and can open up to.
- Do you still go to meetings?
- Was there any step in the twelve-step program that resonated with you the most?
- Were you fearful about coming out and sharing your experience with an eating disorder?
- What tools would you like to share for someone who may be struggling?