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365.118 / Secret #15 / 52.10

This is a hard one for me, but I think it's time.

 

Secret #15: I'm on the upside of a 20 year struggle with an eating disorder ... bulimia nervosa. Most of the time, I'm ok. I have strategies to deal differently with my stress and I no longer find it necessary to punish myself. That's really what it was about for me. Punishing myself. But now I know it wasn't my fault.

 

That's most of the time. There are times when "it" consumes me though, because it's an addiction. That's when it's a real struggle. That's when I call people and say "just keep me on the phone ... please." And, thankfully, they do.

 

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You must be

true to yourself.

Strong enough to be

true to yourself.

Brave enough to be

strong enough to be

true to yourself.

Wise enough to be

brave enough to be

strong enough to

shape yourself from what

you actually are.

 

-Sylvia Ashton-Warner

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Taken on April 7, 2008