PostSecret: Anorexia Is Changing You

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

This postcard from PostSecret is so true of anyone with an eating disorder:

PostSecret: Anorexia Is Changing You

It reads:

Your anorexia is changing you into a person I don’t know.
I miss you… the old you.

Anorexia isn’t the only disordered eating that changes you. Binge eating makes me do crazy things. Sometimes I see the look on Michael’s face and I KNOW that I’m doing something insane and that I should stop, but I do it anyway.

I just want to be the person I was before food became so weird in my life.

PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.


5 Responses to “PostSecret: Anorexia Is Changing You”

  1. Todd Says:

    My friend died of anorexia 3 months ago. She was healthy as a horse, had an amazing life, up until about a year and a half ago when she started feeling bad about her body and weight….she died at 88 pounds and I miss her every single day. I pray that this never happens to you or your loved ones. Celebrate life as much as possible!

  2. Brittany Says:

    When i was a freshman in college i became anorexic. My sophomore year i was medically withdrawn on what i thought was the worst day of my entire life. Now it’s my senior year, I’m about to graduate, I’m in love with a beautiful man and my faith runs deeper than I ever could have imagined… that day that I thought was my worst.. that day saved my life… recovery is possible. you are infinitely loved. you are worth the fight.

  3. Megan Says:

    I was diagnosed with anorexia and hospitalized for over three months with an extremely low heart rate, being underweight, having amenorrhea, dehydration, constipation, hypothermic and hair loss. My heart rate is still low, but to be honest, I dont care. I care more about being thin than my own health. This scares me. I know my smart, logical self (who wants to be a doctor) cares about my health, but this disease tells me to think otherwise…

  4. Dillon Says:

    I know how you feel Megan. I suffer with anorexia to. My parents, uncles, aunts, most of my family really are in the medical profession, so I know exactly what the side effects of it is. But still it’s like that nagging voice in the back of your mind that’s constantly telling you ‘you’re fat’ or ‘you need to lose weight’, even though you know it’s not true. I know the havoc it can caus to your body, but it’s like almost something I can’t control. I just hope that in time we will be able to subdue it and over it.

  5. Hannah Says:

    i’m still lost in the depths of anorexia. the thing i miss the most is who i was. when i began to change the outside, everything changed inside too. i no longer see myself in the mirror && it leaves a gnawing emptiness inside that no amount of ‘nothing’ is going to fill. i miss myself.

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