Body Image and Purging: Confessions of a Purging Flunky

I was a purging flunky.  I remember in high school when I first got whirled onto the merry-go-round called the Ferocious Foursome. Ferocious Foursome are the gang of dieting, Bingeing, Purging, and Over-exercising. I had been on a diet (even though looking back I didn’t need to lose weight) and the feelings of deprivation consumed…

Bulimia, Abuse, and Drinking: One Woman’s Story

When my friend Candy and I went on a hike, she told me that she had struggled with bulimia from her late teens until her early thirties.  Now in her early fifties, I invited her to share her story. She graciously told me she would be honored to share the story if it would help…