Taking My Body Back From Bipolar, One Bite at a Time

October 31, 2014 7:06 PM

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Taking My Body Back From Bipolar, One Bite at a Time

To say that I was concerned with weight and my body from an early age is the understatement of the century. At 10 years old, I noticed that my body was "fuller" than the other girls in leotards at dance class, and decided to start dieting. I figured that if I dieted as a young girl, I would not have to worry about being overweight when I was older. I watched my mother struggle with diets (she was not obese, but wanting to take off "baby weight"), and I was determined to not have to do the same as an adult.

What started out as eliminating sweets and desserts eventually became restricting all of my food, and very anorexic-like behavior. By the time I was in seventh grade, I weighed 74 pounds, the same weight that I was in fifth grade. I was very proud of this fact. And, I felt that I finally could be pr...

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