I’m rather new to PI… I’m really struggling right now with an eating disorder. I have for a long time and I’m trying to hide it from everybody and it’s really hard. I’m trying to learn new habits and get better but finding it really difficult. Anybody have nice advice? Or encouragement? Sometimes it feels like two steps forward and three steps back. Needing some help.
|March 16, 2015 at 07:52|
I have struggled with an eating disorder as well. It is hard. What disorder are you dealing with, if I may ask? Each disorder requires a different strategy. My advice to you is to find someone who can keep you accountable. I know that the more I tried to do things on my own, the more I failed. You may want to talk with your parents or doctor and see if they can help you. You are never going to be strong enough to deal with this struggle (or any struggle you may have) on your own. God has designed us that way so we will rely on Him for strength and the fellowship of believers for encouragement. Do you have a close friend in your church? They may be able to offer you support and encouragement and you can do the same for them.
|March 16, 2015 at 11:13|
First of all, welcome to PI! We are ALWAYS here for you.
As difficult as this may be, I would strongly encourage you to think about a person you trust, who loves you and who you respect, and tell him/her. There is soooo much relief and freedom from telling someone something you’ve been trying to hide for too long.
If you don’t feel you can do this yet, talk to God about it. Listen to what he tells you to do. I haven’t struggled with an eating disorder, exactly, and I’m not a doctor so I can’t tell you what to do 🙁
Don’t feel bad if it takes you awhile, if you keep going back and forth. Proverbs tells us “fall down 7 times, get up 8.” Get back on track after you mess up, forget the past and don’t worry about the future. Sometimes we think that overcoming a bad habit, sin, or problem will be easier than it is. Don’t be discouraged! God isn’t upset with you. Keep persisting, and you will overcome this, because you can do all things through (because of) Christ Jesus. Praise God that you have victory over this! Thank God for his strength, even if you don’t feel it. Sometimes feelings can seem very true, but in reality are lying. Listen to God’s word over your feelings.
If you ever want to talk more, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just comment back here! Keep us updated on how you’re doing!
Remember you’re absolutely beautiful, and God wants you to be filled with strength and happiness.
|March 16, 2015 at 12:49|
I have struggled with this too, and I know it’s very hard. The first thing you should do is decide that you’re ready to change. This has to be a decision you make, because you have to be ready for it. Pray and ask God for his help, and keep praying often. I believe God motivated me to get better, but another person really helped, and that was my Grandma. She went through the same thing, and knowing her story encouraged me that I could get better. I would encourage you to find one reliable person who loves you and you can trust 100% and ask them to keep you accountable. You could even come on here. I know this is hard and confusing, but asking for help on here means you admit you need help. That was a very brave thing to do. Keep praying, and take it slowly at first. Don’t worry about getting healthy in one week or one month; focus on slowly improving, like having an extra snack each day or doing something to distract yourself from worrying about food.
|March 20, 2015 at 06:36|
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