It’s wonderful to see you again, so full of light and love. It’s been a long time coming that we finally meet on a mutual plane of love and respect. It’s been 26 years that we’ve had this fabulous, beautiful body, but we’ve never been happy with it. It’s never been enough… somehow always seeking perfection, somehow trying to manipulate it through food and exercise. If only there were more vegetables, more hours in the day for exercise, more money to buy the most expensive produce and organic products. But it was never enough to make this body taller, thinner, stronger, better. It took a summer of tears, treatment, therapy and self-care to realize how fabulous this body is. How beautiful and petite it is. How strong and able and sexy and wonderful it is. How capable of taking care of this heart and mind that seemed to be so broken. I am so proud of you beautiful, for having the courage to admit to your 11+ year struggle with bulimia and to have gone in to get treatment. When says were so dark and dreary through thus summer at intensive treatment, you held on. You trusted this beautiful, loving body, and you’ve made it through. Monday is the last day of intensive treatment at the eating disorder treatment center, and then it’s off to World’s. You’ve never been more ready for World’s than you are right now. This wonderful, athletically- gifted body will do fabulous next weekend, probably not perfect, but that’s ok. What is perfect anyway?
The struggle isn’t over – you’ve still got a long ways to go, but take it a day at a time. Dance when no one’s watching and love this beautiful body for what it does for you. It has been the one constant that’s held you together through this summer. You are fabulous, inside and out, and you can fully defeat ED. Just keep going. It will get better beautiful 🙂