Not Another Statistic

I was anorexic for about 8 months. I was born and raised in the church with my mom always reading us Psalm 139:14 "I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." So every time I looked in the mirror I felt bad for hating myself, after all, God made me. I shouldn't hate myself, which spiraled my self-hatred deeper and deeper. It started gradually. Smaller portions, skipping one meal, skipping two, three. I only ate a few bites of every meal so as not to stir up suspicion. When no one was paying attention I would throw away my food or hide it. Whatever I could get away with. My lowest weight was 87.3 pounds at 15 years old and 5'2". At a Teen Girls Ministries camp I came clean and received advice and prayer. I am now 16 and 110 pounds and happy with the way I look but sometimes I slip and think horrible thoughts. I rebuke them in the name of Jesus when it happens.

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STAY the course, girl!
by: Anonymous

Keep up the awesome work! It is a hard road to maintain that healthy balance and not fall into old habits, especially through the teenage years, but our Lord is with you EVERY step of the way! I want to encourage you to STAY healthy and STAY the course! If you are ever tempted to falter, cry out to the Lord and HE WILL provide a way out! I am praying for you, too :-)

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