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What an Eating Disorder Did For Me

I shared details of my first day in eating disorder treatment with you several months ago.  You can find that article here.

I continue to work with an outpatient team regularly.  There is SO much I still have to learn about eating disorders.  Each week I feel like I have learned more than the previous week.  As God brings healing, and as I learn and feel more comfortable with the topic, God is beginning to free me to share some insights into this eating disorder that has plagued me for many years.

Or as I am going to tell you a little about today, it has also blessed me in many ways.  I know that sounds crazy. When people think of eating disorders, it is the negative things they think about.  However, for an eating disorder to be in control, it has to convince that it is providing many positive benefits.  That’s what it did for me.  As a matter of fact, when I look into the future, I often say the only way I would know to cope with life would be with my eating disorder.  It was/is very much a coping mechanism for me, but it was also more than just a coping mechanism. You can pray that through treatment, I can learn not to want to rely on an eating disorder to survive.

My eating disorder is still with me and it still convinces me regularly that it is in control. I told the dietician a couple of weeks ago that sometimes there’s just this sass that says don’t eat.  That’s the only way I know to describe it, sass! However, in this quieter season, I can talk back to my eating disorder better.

I was looking at pictures the other day.  Look at a then and now picture!

Sick MeThat was then.  This is now.

What an eating disorder did for me

I have developed a free .pdf for you to see exactly how an eating disorder can be beneficial. Or at least how my eating disorder was beneficial for me.

You can download that here.

This is the first time I’ve ever set up an email sequence.  If you download this .pdf, you should then receive an email tomorrow asking if you would like the negatives of what my eating disorder did to me.  And then the next day, you should get an email asking if you would like to download my free ebook. It’s like a little bit of love from me right to your inbox for the next three days!

I will be putting each one of these out in blog posts as well.  So you will have ample opportunity to download them.  I have been working so hard at developing handouts and freebies for you in the coming months.  This is the first set of my creative juices!  At the end of my three-day email sequence, you will have the opportunity to download chapter one of my upcoming book!  Whoop! Whoop!  I can’t wait for you all to have that little ebook in your hands.  I surely want to hear what you think after you read it.


Wife of 20+ years. Mom to 3 children. Love sharing my life with weary hearts so that we can know the One who is Good, who is in Control, and Whose strength is made perfect in our weaknesses.