Hi, my name is Lucy and I am 32 years old. I have had bulimia for seventeen years and I am excited about my recovery. I am really proud of my courage to reach out for help and the actions I have taken to create a wonderful life for myself.
I am proud of myself for my courage as a child to endure severe abuse for the sake of my family, and I love and have compassion for why I developed anorexia at age 15, and then bulimia at seventeen.
I am grateful for anorexia and bulimia for teaching me to love and trust myself, and for sending me signs of when I need to listen to my intuition and care for myself better. I am grateful for this disease for teaching me so much about life that I would not otherwise know. This illness has made me a kinder, more compassionate, more accepting, wiser, more appreciative woman, a better friend, a better wife, and a better daughter.
I know that in the past I was always doing the best I could with what I knew and I feel no shame for having suffered or harmed myself for the years in which I was anorexic and bulimic. I know that there was always a higher part of myself watching over me, loving me, supporting me, and unconditionally accepting me as the beautiful soul I am.
I am grateful to this community, to Ali my coach, and I am grateful that I have attracted this forum to me. I am grateful that I am coming into alignment with my well being, which is my birthright, and moving forward into the unlimited life which knows no boundaries.