Indulge me. I have no words, feelings, or emotions, so I will have to ramble on and hope that some reaction to life is forthcoming. I feel stuck in this dead zone where I don’t have the option to live and I don’t have the right to die. It’s a pretty miserable condition. I worry for myself. I worry that life will overtake me and consume me. I volunteer that “ideas” have found me tonight, knowing there would be a silence in my soul to exploit. And it fills the silence so beautifully.
I’m not working out, as per the treatment team. It’s been two days without exercise, but tomorrow I give in and I’ll take myself to the gym. I eat all day in the Partial Hospitalization Program, so working out shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Besides, I still wonder if I have an eating disorder. Stupid, isn’t it? How far down should my weight drop, how many times must I experience chest pain while working out, and how many times must I listen to the experiences of other ladies before I start taking things seriously? Is this how far I’ve gotten: letting the eating disorder talk me into believing I don’t have a problem?
I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for over twenty years; how can I reasonably conclude my eating isn’t skewed and I do have an eating disorder?
I feel sad, unloved, lonely, and scared.
I know my parts are channeling through me. We purchased a new journal that is way cooler than the one we were using. True, it doesn’t have the cool black paper we wanted. but this one is fun too.
I’m feeling a lot of self-loathing. I really want to cut, and just putting it out there makes me want to do it more. It’s a last resort when every other coping mechanism is shut down. I would like to see the blood well up from the satisfying division of flesh. It’s been almost a month since we’ve cut. This is a dangerous subject.
Just reiterates that we are hopeless. There will always be another self-destructive ploy, so my eating disorder is stolen by them and all I have is cutting. Can’t see beyond the scars. I am blind to what all can be found in life. I’m too scared to test the water. I just might drown.
I keep hoping we’ll wake up to life, that we’ll have a big epiphany and it will make everything better. Yes. As the littles would say: kiss our boo boos. They deserve better than me. I love them dearly. Even got a mini Teddy Grahams in one of the boxes with a handle. They like those special little things. Sad part is the eating disorder parts won’t let them have Teddy Grahams or those Princess Graham Snacks. They loved eating them in residential treatment, but now the eating disorder parts will only let them carry around the box with the handle. It makes my heart sad that fun-loving children are denied food.
Another voice says, “So what. We were denied love by the f-ing parents.”
I can’t argue with that.