Posts tagged eating disorders
Shame on you Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers announced last week that they will be offering free memberships to kids ages 13-17 beginning this summer. They justified the move by saying it would aid in “the development of healthy habits at a critical stage in life.” Nothing says healthy like introducing kids to a pattern of restrictive eating that they will have to engage in (and pay for) for the rest of their lives, I guess. Oprah Winfrey, who owns 10% of the company (and has pulled in $300 million since her investment two years ago), says it is a good idea. So it must be, right? 

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You keep saying, "My body is a temple." I don't think it means what you think it means...

I am 5’9” tall, and for a good, long while throughout my adult life, I weighed less than 100 pounds.  I was a walking advertisement for an eating disorder.  Which, incidentally, I had. 

I have also weighed more than 100 pounds.  Some times a good deal more.  At the times I weighed more than 100 pounds I also struggled with an eating disorder.  Truthfully, the struggle during that period of my life, when I was at a “normal” weight and appearance, was every bit as hellish, maybe more so, than when I looked the part of a woman who obviously degraded her body by unnatural means in order to stay thin. 

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