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…

Body Image and Comparison

Two teen-aged girls stood in front of me in the Costco snack bar line.  “Am I fatter or skinnier than the girl in front of the line with the True Religion jeans?”  the blonde asked the brunette.  “Hmmm…I don’t really know.  It’s pretty hard to tell because you both look kind of about the same…