I haven’t seen my mom in 3 months and went out to dinner tonight at a beautiful restaurant for her birthday. I got one of my favorite meals, Scallop Carbonara and promised myself I wasn’t going to purge for her (even though she’s unaware I’m doing it again) and for myself, but when I got back to the house I couldn’t help myself.. I don’t know why I can’t stop, it’s all I think about until I do it and then I feel so much better until I get sad that I did it.. it’s a constant spiral. Any tips on how to not feel guilty when I only go out to eat maybe 2-3 times a year?

Bulimia Nervosa

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  • Pheobe


    I guess what you described is exactly why getting better is so hard and for me- I couldn’t do it by myself and only with therapy I started to get better… good luck ❤️

  • meridian


    I think you can start by forgiving yourself. No matter what happens you deserve nourishment. Sometimes it means we aren't counting calories or carbs (although this isn't a great practice in general) and it's normal to eat food without restricting (unless you have an allergy or religious restriction). It's normal to eat richer foods in celebrating.

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