One year ago, I stopped writing Articulate Ana. I was hoping to up my score on the life-is-good scale by focusing on positive rather than negative things in life. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out...
My sister and I grew up in the same house. We have the same mother and the same father. We went to the same primary school and the same secondary school. We both have a big nose, and we both wore dental braces when we were young. So here's the million dollar question: why can my sister dance while cooking, whist I haven't been able to cook myself a proper meal in months?
See that girl near the soup shelf in the supermarket, reading every single label and looking increasingly confused and scared? Yup, that's me. I just discovered that my supermarket has changed the labels on their soups, and I'm kind of freaking out...CONTINUE READING
"Ten percent of people with anorexia will die from it", the nurse says. That's one in ten. As I look around the room of the eating disorders unit, I know who of us ten inpatients it will be... CONTINUE READING
Today, I ate almost twice the amount of calories I was planning to eat. That's good news, because the plan wasn't great. The plan was actually pretty sad, and nowhere close to what I deserve...CONTINUE READING
Exciting news! I bought the dress for my PhD defence. A black lace dress, classic, simple, chic, in which I will defend my thesis on 14 December. Unfortunately, beauty has a price. Seeing that dress so elegantly draped around the ultra-skinny shoulders of my mannequin, I kind of, er, decided to stop eating again... CONTINUE READING
Before me lies a thick catalogue full of bodies and body parts. It's mix-and-match, two-for-the-price-of-one ánd free-delivery season, so we'd better put in an order. What shall we get? CONTINUE READING