I've been struggling with eating again, whether it is restricting or binging, depends on the environment and my emotions. my mother was always the spark of it, and recently, she has decided to purchase/move an already purchased scale to keep in the family restroom. my issue isn't with her owning one, but she puts things like this in places where it's out in the open despite me asking her to put it somewhere where I'm unable to see it. I used to weigh myself on a daily basis, sometimes 2-3 times per day, at the peak of my habits. I'm terrified that I'm falling down the spiral again. I can't look in the mirror without thinking about it and I weighed myself for the first time in a few years the other day, and I haven't been able to try on clothes in a week without sobbing uncontrollably. I'm on a trip currently, so my access to the scale is cut off. but I need to figure out how I can confront her without seeming selfish before I go home.
Its not selfish, even if she may struggle to understand. You're asking for something extremely reasonable and necessary for you.
Can you relate to her with something like.....
"You know how you forget about the sweater at the back of the closet or how you eat the apple when it's the first thing you see? When things are out if sight they are out of mind. I need apples in my vision - things that help keep my healthy. And things that keep me unhealthy out kf sight so i dont reach for them when they are convenient? Can we come up with a plan together to help keep me healthy?"
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