Friday, October 12, 2007

I will never be bulimic



It's possible that some of these photos were altered. For the sake of these women, I hope so.

As for me, I'm excellent at bingeing, but not purging. I like to eat. I like to eat often, and I like to eat junk. And once it's down, it does not come back up, as evidenced by my thighs and butt and gut and everything else on my increasingly soft body.

My mom is quite heavy. She jokes she is an "anorexic reformed." She and some equally plump friends decided, about 25 years ago, to open a health club for fat people. They were going to call it Porkies. You had to be fat to join. They hated it that only in-shape people went to health clubs and intimidated all the fatties away. They never followed through, though.

7 comments:

laurie said...

i've met you and you're not at all what anyone could call heavy. i thought of you as sort of waif-like.

(at least size-wize. not personality-wize.)

my older sister is quite heavy, too, but she's strong and fit. she walks everywhere, works out at the gym. it would be much beter for her health if she were slimmer, but i think she's actually pretty healthy otherwise.

jan said...

I could afford to loose a few pounds. I love your Mom's idea of a health club for overweight people. I think it has some merit. It's hard going to the gym and looking at perfect bodies.

RoughHands said...

About ten years ago, my girlfriend of a few years developed anorexia and went from 130lbs down to 65 lbs over the course of a year. Your pictures would give a pretty good representaion of the way it was. It became disgusting for me to feel the bones coming out through the clammy skin. Physically, she has recovered eventually ... but the psychological scars will probably never go away

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It's funny you should say that, I'm a member of a gym and I hate going! I get sick of all the trendy slim bodies everywhere, showing how easy it is to stay in shape while bingeing on a bottle of water and a lettuce riveta. I'm a big girl. I need my fill.

Crystal xx

Amy said...

I feel pretty bad for anyone who's suffered with this. I know it's not something you can control any more than you could control getting brain cancer. It's shocking to me to see bodies in this condition.

My goal is to be healthy and to teach my kids to be healthy and help my husband to be healthy. I heard my daughter and her friend talking about kids at school who are anorexic. I don't know if it's true or not, but judging from some of the reeds that walk past my house, I wouldn't be surprised. It worries me.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Those pictures are terrifying.

More and more,I'm glad I have boys.

Amy said...

Roughhands, welcome. I'm glad your girlfriend found her way to better health.