Recovery after 43 years of Bulimia!

Catherine Liberty's picture

I’m so delighted to be able to share Pat Mary’s recovery story with you today!


Click on the link below to listen to the audio:

Pat Mary Recovery Story

I first met Pat Mary in February 2011 when she signed up to Bulimia Help’s 1-to-1 Recovery Coaching Program.

At that point she had been suffering with bulimia for 43 years and was desperately seeking recovery. 

While she’d had some counselling in the past, it had never focused on her eating disorder, so joining Bulimia Help was her first and only attempt at recovery (something we both had in common!)

I instantly felt a strong connection with Pat Mary, as I do with all of the people who I coach, and I am truly honoured to have been by her side throughout her recovery. 

Like most people just starting out on the road to recovery, initially Pat Mary worried that full recovery would be beyond her. She feared that after 43 years of bulimia, the patterns of disordered eating were far too ingrained to ever overcome.  

But here we are today, just 12 months later and I’m happy to report that Pat Mary is happier and healthier than ever before. Better yet, she now considers herself to be fully recovered from bulimia. 

In her own words…

"This time last year I was so close to dying and now I’m so full of life"

During Pat Mary’s interview with Richard (Bulimia Help’s Founder) she talks about how her eating disorder first developed, what it was like spending the majority of her life as a bulimic and what lead her to finally seek recovery. 

She also discusses some really important issues including how she learned to change the way she reacted to her negative thoughts, how the coaching program helped her through the bigger challenges in recovery, how she learned to love herself unconditionally and what life is like for her these days, now that bulimia is completely out of the picture. 

This interview is packed with so much inspiration and so many unique recovery insights. It’s definitely not to be missed! 

Congratulations Pat Mary!

You deserve to celebrate every moment of your new found freedom.

If like Pat Mary you think you may benefit from additional support during recovery, then come and take a look at the support packages we offer via our Recovery Coaching Program.


gilly's picture
Amazing Pat Mary. So

Amazing Pat Mary. So inspirational. Thank you!


Richard Kerr
Richard Kerr's picture
I am glad you found it

I am glad you found it helpful.


Anonymous's picture
A very inspirational story

A very inspirational story from Pat Mary, it certainly gives me hope being Bulimic for over 30 years, I could relate to a lot to what Pat was saying, it has made me look into myself....... what am i not doing for a complete recovery...Thank you so much for sharing, and i wish you a wonderful future ahead. :-) xx

Anonymous's picture
thank you for sharing with us

thank you for sharing with us all that. The only thing I can say is that I did suffer for 33 years and I did try lots of methods but Only joining the help methos I found the right and successfull recovery journey

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