Hello, my name is (not actually) Glinda and I am a good witch.
I am also part of the 12-step community, a Fellowship founded on the principle of anonymity, which is why I will remain anonymous in this blog.
To me it makes no difference what path you’re on; my only hope is that you find your way and that I can provide some comfort and assistance while you do so.
There is nothing I want more for you than freedom from the particular hell of food addiction.
Please know that I am a person who has suffered greatly from compulsive eating. I believe I was born with what I heard described as a “broken eater for which there are no spare parts.”
I’ve had a broken eater for as long as I remember. I was a chubby kid and the solution available at the time was a really strict diet, which I wrote about in Fat Girl, Part 2: Beauty Adjacent.
I was four years old.
I don’t know if that diet broke my eater, or if my eater was already broken, but I do know that from that point on, my relationship with food was addictive, intense, and shame-filled.
I have had a lifetime of starving, dieting, purging, self-hatred, 12-step groups, therapy, medications, meditations … all of which I’ll share with you in the pages of this blog.
My hope is that you will share your journey with me and together we can build a community of recovery, one day at a time.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to leave a Comment on any one for he individual blogs or email me at Day1recovery@gmail.com.