Friday, 8 March 2013

Are you serious?!

One thing that I DO like about myself, is that I'd drop anything if someone needed help or advice. And if I don't know the answer, I'd still listen and try to help in any way possible. However, yesterday this was some what abused.
Someone who I know has suffered from mental illness and low self esteem and knows about my eating disorder came to me asking advice yesterday. To begin with, I was so pleased that she had asked for help and reached out. After all, that's how mental illnesses will be beaten! Unfortunately, what followed just left me utterly speechless.
'What's the best way to lose weight?'
I don't tend to swear in writing but seriously, what the actual fuck?! Who in the right mind asks a recovering anorexic how to lose weight? It really did sort of feel like some sick joke, and I couldn't help but feel kind of insulted. It's quite clearly a huge weakness of mine and that question just pokes at unhealed wounds. In all honesty, I don't know how to lose weight correctly and I certainly will not be giving advice about how I personally lost my weight. It's not healthy, it's not cool and it's certainly nothing to be proud of. And you know what, I'd give anything to be able to eat freely like she can. 
And you know what the worst part of this is, she's probably a size 10/12 if that. She doesn't need to lose weight. 
I am willing to offer anyone help and advice, but yesterday I realized there is a line that cannot be crossed.
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Tanya Beetham said...

Goodness, I hope you are OK. that's certainly a very insensitive question to ask

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