Dear Body of Mine,
First I would like to thank you for holding me up when I felt I was going to fall. You've always been there for me and I've never been there for you. I am sorry that I have treated you in a horrible way and purposely harmed you. I'm sorry for intentionally starving you and being destructive to you. I'm sorry for blaming my problems on you. I realize now that you are not the problem. The problem was me. My self loathing, my depression, my illness. I regret saying so many negatives about you. I called you names you didn't deserve. I bullied you. I treated you unfairly. I know now that you have provided me with legs to run with, arms to hug with, and a face that I can use to smile with. I promise, Body of Mine, from this day forward, I will love you no matter my size, weight, or problems. I will treat you with kindness.
Pam Chin-Lai, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD specializes in the nutritional rehabilitation of eating disorders in children, adolescents and adults.