Revisiting My Teenage Anorexia At 63

January 22, 2015 12:05 PM

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Revisiting My Teenage Anorexia At 63

Exactly 50 years ago, I was a 13 year old in 8th grade, and living with anorexia. However, in those days you didn't hear the term anorexia much, it was referred to as "self starvation." Same thing, different terminology.

I was one of five children and was in the second year of a private school that was competitive and academically rigorous, so I felt I better up my game. Be smarter, be better, and be perfect. That's what I needed to be. So, I started with my exterior. At 5 feet 7 inches and about 130 pounds, I was h...

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