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Things I can do now

And things I don't do, anymore, and some things that no longer bother me. (TW ED talk.)

Things I can do, now:
1). Eat in front of people.
2). Eat, in general.
3). Feel okay at potlucks.
4). Enjoy food and not feel guilty about it.
5). Cook a meal and eat it, too.


Things I don't do, anymore:
1). Weigh myself more than once every couple of weeks.
2). Count calories.
3). Not have a meal if I've already had one that day.
4). Obsessively check my belly in mirrors to see if it's flabby.
5). Shrink my clothes in the dryer so I have an excuse to lose weight.
6). Replace meals with cigarettes or caffeine or narcotics.
7). Read food blogs all day.

Things that no longer bother me:
1). People calling me skinny. I say "I know" and that's the end of that.
2). People asking if I'm okay. Yeah, I am. How are you?
3). People asking why I'm so skinny. I have an eating disorder. How are you?
4). People asking if that's all I'm going to eat. I did my best. I'm full. Deal.


I'm a lot better than I used to be but I'm still on the slight side. I gained 10 pounds and I'm not dizzy or faint feeling all the time, now. I feel really good. I feel (gasp) almost healthy. And it was hard to get to this point, but I'm happy. People don't know how much effort I've put into getting better, but it's been a 5+ year struggle.

But it's not any of their business, anyway, and I think that's part of why the concern trolly schtick doesn't bother me, anymore.


I'm also too proud of how far I've come to let somebody who doesn't know anything about me bother me.

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