I’ve been trying to distract myself for the majority of the day. I’ve really wanted to just binge and purge all day or, at the very least, just dig out my laxatives. And I’m not sure how much longer I can hold out. I’ve tried to do homework, watching a movie, playing games on my phone and computer, taking a nap and the urges are still there and just as strong.
Last week, I had been thinking that it might be worth it to try to go through my insurance for a referral for a therapist. I would love to continue to see the one I was seeing as she knows everything already, but I can’t afford her. Even with her sliding scale. The person I called was rude. After I told her the symptom usage, she asked my weight. I’m already embarrassed about my weight and it just kills me every time I have to say it out loud. I lied and told her I weigh ten pounds less than I actually do. She basically said I was fat. Actually, she said, “Well, those symptoms haven’t made you thin.” Yeah. Ouch.
I’ve just been replaying that conversation over and over in my head. Every time I go to eat something, I hear her words again. I feel so guilty after eating, if I eat at all. All I want to do is lose weight. As much as I can, as quickly as I can. I just want the food out. I want to be empty.
On a good day, I can fight the urges and the thoughts with minimal usage. Yes, I’m probably still technically engaging in behaviors, but you know what? It’s better than completely consumed by the eating disorder. Not really in recovery (but closer than I’ve been in a long time), but not completely consumed either.
I’m just too exhausted to fight it anymore.