In the process of creating my new website, I stumbled upon lots of recovery articles that I had written years ago. So, I decided to start an article series on this blog called "Blast from the Past." And here is the first one! I wrote "The Amateur" back in 2005. Today, so much has changed in my life. Here are just a few examples: 1. I am engaged to be married: I was wrong with…

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I never wanted to be known as the girl with the eating disorder. And now I’ve got a book with chapters and paragraphs and sentences stating that I am that very girl, the one who starved herself from the ages of nine until 13. And nine? People ask. Why so young? But I tell them, I didn’t feel nine. I felt very, very old. And sometimes it’s hard to remember (as I put down words…

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