Though it won’t be today, some day I’ll hope again

It’s kind of funny of how what once I controlled now controls me  What I once used as a way to control what was spinning so rapidly out of control now controls me. It doesn’t matter anymore how little I weigh, all that matters is that the pounds drop off. It doesn’t matter that just eating lunch or supper or a snack should be easy, it’s a fucking battle. I can’t tell you how many times I open the fridge, the freezer, the cabinet, and start crying from the thought of having to eat.

Eating is a natural thing, it’s something we all have to do. And yet… I can’t. It’s not as simple as just eating something, it’s not as simple as just getting better. I don’t know how to do. I don’t know how to eat normal. I don’t know how to find the balance. I can’t find the reasons to hope, to hold on, to hang in there, to eat.

It’s at the point where it’s not really about weight in some ways – it’s a game I can play with myself, it’s a form of self injury, it’s a method of control. It doesn’t help that I have to avoid certain foods for health reasons, it makes eating that much harder. What if I screw up and get glutened? What if I make myself sick? Why do I eat anyway? Why do I keep fighting?

I hate this eating disorder. I feel like it’s eating me alive, inside and out. And that I cannot hope, dream, wish, or keep fighting as long as I have it… and I hate it.

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