I have just read something in another thread which has upset me so much. I went searching for posts about emotional eating and eating disorders and found some.
It's an opinion/attitude I have seen quite alot. Quite often when there is a thread about food addiction/emotional eating/etc. anyone 'under a certain weight' that chimes in is apparently not welcome.
We are all women. I have never judged a large woman I don't weigh much but food addiction has all but destroyed my life. It is a major problem for me at this point in time which I why I went searching.
Skinny women aren't allowed to feel gross because it might offend a larger women who is 'truly struggling.' We may even have 'eyes rolled' at us if we dare to say we relate. Food addiction has controlled my life for more than half of it in the form of over eating and bulimia. It has nearly taken my life through suicide attempts and drug addictions (which is nearly completely a desperate attempt to stop thinking about food and bingeing on it) and I had a mini stroke at age 34 due to throwing up everyday for seventeen years and through five pregnancies.
Yes if I go over 55 kilos I feel gross, my every waking thought is about how awful I feel, I can feel every bit out of place on my body, every imperfection. I do not and never would think anybody else is gross. Yes I know that it is irrational, I know my weight is low at less than 55kg for my height but I have a problem just as much as someone who's food addiction manifests in them being overweight. I would not dare judge them. We are all women and need to support each other.