Thursday, June 13, 2013

Anorexia is real. It happened to one of my own.

I have a distant cousin who passed away at the young age of 40. She was anorexic. People think it can't happen to them but what you don't realize is that when you're doing this to yourself, you don't get how bad off you really are. Everybody sees themselves differently than others see them so things are not always what they seem. This applies to life in everyone.

Educating yourself as to what is healthy and ideal, striving to be self-aware, and being honest and rational is vital to health and well-being. Please understand that weight loss can be just as dangerous as weight gain. As with everything, moderation is the key to wellness. If you're eating very little, thinking you're doing yourself a favor, please reconsider. My cousin's family tried to help her but she was too far gone...before we knew it, her organs were shutting down. She died a horrible death, alone and broken in a nursing home. She was only 40 years old with a teenage daughter.

Please assess yourself, find a safe person that you can be accountable to, and make healthy, REASONABLE choices above all else.