The first time I watched Intervention, it just happened to be about a bulimic man named Asa.
I was 17 at the time, and full-blown into bulimia. I was binging and purging up to 12 times. I felt absolutely lifeless and felt my only real satisfaction was getting food.
Watching that episode, I started crying after 5 minutes. I couldn't believe they showed EVERYTHING. The binge, the walk to the bathroom, the purge. I'd never seen anyone else beside my tear-glazed reflection in the mirror between purges do that,
After that episode, the next day I went up to my mom and took her offer on seeing the doctor to get help. That show really changed my perspective on bulimia, my family, and myself.
If you haven't checked out the show, I really recommend you watch it. Unless you feel seeing someone else b/p is triggering, please PLEASE stay away until you feel strong enough. But I think watching people's families reaction to the ED will be enough motivation for recovery because I'm sure our family and friends are worried sick about us.