Wednesday, May 4, 2011
An Open Letter to New Sara
Dear New Sara,
You've come a long way in 15 months. You've shed a few pounds, eliminated some toxic behaviors, cultivated some good habits, & rediscovered your inner light. What you haven't done is become a new person.
I say this because it seems that you have forgotten where we came from. You were born in the girl who could house a whole package of Spring Oreos because it was a Tuesday. You had your beginnings in the girl who sought solace/release/celebration in a dozen Krispy Kremes. You came from the girl who could fix any problem with three courses & cocktails at Wallaby's.
Last night you did some "good" emotional, binge eating. Let this be a reminder: you have an eating disorder that will be with you until the day you die. If hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution & you have no right to eat to medicate. It's not fair to you, it's not fair to your family.
Moreover, on a broader scale, it's not fair to those that would give anything to be healthy but aren't. You have a gift in the chance at health & longevity. Don't take your body for granted & don't squander your opportunity. Life is short; do you really want to fritter it away eating processed poison?
Now is not the time for complacency. You will likely never be able to eat like a "normal" person, but better to be abnormal & healthy than normal & obese...or dead. Straighten up girl & fly right.