Hello everyone...I'm Kate and today is my first day here.
I have been bulimic for almost ten years. I have suffered from this horrible illness to varying degrees over the years and at points it has nearly broken me mentally, physically and emotionally. I hate the person this has made me become and the lies it has caused me to tell in order to keep it secret. My family are aware for the past 3 years and have tried to help. I have once confided in a doctor and once in a therapist...however after several months of CBT I found little relief. I am finally ready to face my fears and embark on a massive new chapter of my life...a life free of bulimia.
I have no doubt that this will be one of the hardest journeys I have embarked on to date however it is one I am determined to succeed at, one step and one day at a time. I am sure that there will be extremely tough and testing times along this journey but I know this is what I want and am excited for a life that is free of secrecy and lies, cycles of starving, binging and purging, guilt and self-hating.
I am scared as I only vaguely remember what life was like before my ED....at 26 I have wasted almost half of my life being bulimic and old habits die hard...despite this I am excited to discover a life free of bulimia. With positivity, perseverance and hope I can and will succeed xxx