2011 got really rough for me and my eating disorder, you see, I managed to practically half my body weight and I was walking around trying to live life in the body of a skeleton, constantly afraid that I was going to die. I finally decided to do something about it in December after I stepped on the scale and saw just how LOW my weight had gotten. I was living in Denton, had just graduated from college and was working for a Senior Living home and made the tough decision to resign from of job and check myself into the hospital for treatment. Because I was teetering on the brink of death I had to be admitted to the medical floor to make sure I wasn't going to die on them once I was placed in the psychiatric unit and the eating disorder program. I was able to prove that I was in stable enough condition, despite my weight, to move into the psychic unit to start working on my eating issues the following day, December 18, 2011, the day I started the eating disorder program and chose LIFE. I knew deep down, after years in and out out treatment, that this time HAD to be DIFFERENT...
....And, praise God, things have been very different!!! Don't get me wrong, things have been challenging at times, but luckily with the help of:
- My family
- 12- step meetings
- Working the 12-steps
- My awesome dietitian, Sara Upson
... I have managed to restore my life!