If I take two women of the same height and one is naturally meant to be BMI 24 and the other is naturally BMI 21, then this is what happens when they both restrict calories:
-The woman at BMI 24 diets down to BMI 20. Technically she is still in the healthy weight range and she receives compliments on her dieting efforts.
-The woman at BMI 21 diets down to BMI 17. People are very worried.
Which one has an active restrictive eating disorder? They both do.
Both women have the same physiological damage and both need intervention to recover and yet only one will likely be identified as having any issue.
This gif really makes me want to cry. It reminds me of my cat and how she would react to my death. Sometimes when she’s in the room and I start cutting myself. she will come up to me with big eyes and start to smell my cuts and if she sees blood she will try to lick it from my wounds. When I push her away so I can cut more she keeps jumping at me, she try’s her hardest to stop me cutting myself. She has honestly saved my life so many times. Like when I feel like I’m done and going to kill myself she would be at the door meowing for me. The only reason I’m still alive is because she needs me and she depends on me ~ Lauren
I’ve learned to control my feelings. I’ve learned to not show how I really feel, if I do I might destroy the only happiness I’ve ever had. You will look at me differently. You will talk to me differently. You will act differently. But only because I am different.
And my death would just be an event that people would use to get sympathy