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i wanna stop being bulimic ... but how ?
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First Helper User Profile Amyacdc

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replied August 27th, 2012
Once you are full-blown bulimic, it is extremely hard, if not impossible, to stop just based on your own motivation. If nobody knows about your bulimia, then that is the first and foremost step. Anyone who loves you, and/or anyone you trust. Family is preferable. Tell your mom. Tell your best friend. You can't do this alone. Tell them that you have a problem, and that you know you need help. If you really don't want to tell them first, try your doctor. Although your family will know in the end, but sometimes it's easier to reveal it to non-family first. Also, you obviously have already recognized that you have a problem. Many people with eating disorders are in denial that it's even a problem. So brownie-points for you! That's another major first step. Smile Your mind is half the battle. Eating disorders aren't a physical thing at heart, the physical stuff that happens (starving, throwing-up, any other dangerous activities), happens as a result of what starts in your mind. A low self-esteem, pressure to be skinny, playing the comparison-game. Maybe you're not sure of the reason. But, obviously there is one. That's what doctors, and therapists, and those you love, help you to figure out. When telling parents, they may be a little angry at first. It may happen. But the first step is always the hardest, and they will want to help you get better as much as you do. I know you don't want to hurt them, but which would hurt them more: telling them you have an eating disorder (and then fixing the problem together), or them having to mourn your death when your heart stops, due to your eating disorder. ? Think about it.
It's hard, but you already reaching out shows that you have the strength to pull through. I hope you realize in time, that you're a very special person. That no one could ever replace you. That the shape of our body doesn't define who we are.
"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” C.S. Lewis
Good luck! My heart goes out to you!
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