February 27th, 2006

  • lain666

Any opinions?

I went to my principal this morning and asked her  if our school would be doing anything for NEDAW(National Eating Disorder Awareness Week). She said no, and I asked if I could possibly make some fliers with information if she thought they were appropriate. She said no. That people with an eating disorder may be triggered by information surrounding eating disorders, and since this week we have standardized testing it would make for a bad idea. 
Personally... I think what she said is a load of bull. Even if someone were to be affected in the way she said, I highly doubt it would upset someone into relapsing just because they saw information for one minute. I would think that by trying to stop ignorance surrounding eating disorders, people with an eating disorder be glad.
She then told me that I could make a small announcement however if I wanted. Although I'm not entirely sure of this, because it seemed more like just a way to get me away from her if you get what I'm trying to say.

I'm guessing the announcement has to be after the testing, so mid-week, but it doesn't matter. I'm thinking of announcing some statistics and the criteria for eating disorders.
So, I suppose I wanted to tell you guys this occurence, and get your opinions on whether or not you agree with the principal, and any advice on what to announce.


(no subject)

I just wanted to ask you some questions.

1. What percentage of the time do you feel physically well?
2. Mentally well?
3. What disorder do you have?
4. How long have you had it?

I am just curious to know because i feel physically sick basically all the time or atleast every day. Doesn't matter if i'm hungry or contentedly full or binging. I always have a headache and sore muscles and often feel like vomiting or collapsing. It's a daily occurence. Is this the same for anyone else?
  • lain666

(no subject)

Tomorrow I will go to the principal once again, and try to make her change her mind by standing my ground more so. I feel pretty intimidated by the idea of having to speak to her after this morning. However, if I don't do what I feel is right, then I'll just be allowing ignorance to continue.
I wanted to ask if people with fliers used at their schools for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, could possibly send them.

Thankyou very much everyone.

Lent Makes Me Happy

I've been more or less of a passive member of this community since I joined, but this idea struck me a few days ago and I just had to post!

I consider myself more or less of a "recovering Catholic", I was raised that way but not strictly and since I've gotten older I've moved away from it. However, the one part of Catholicism I REALLY enjoy is Lent. To me it's an amazing 40 days where people can't harass me about what I do and don't eat. It's like a get-out-of-eating-free card, no one ever tries to argue about what you've chosen to abstain from and I find it refreshing. I truly hope this doesn't offend anyone, i do admit I feel a little guilty for sort of picking and choosing what religious traditions I take part in and I know it's probably awful to abuse such a religious practice so I apologize in advance if I happen to offend anyone, it was not my intention.

What i was wondering is do any of you use such situations (religious or not) to your own advantage? I remember in middle school there were a lot of fundraiser type events where you took part in a 48 hour fast to raise awareness about worldwide hunger, what about these situations?

Once again, sorry to bring in religion, it just happened to get my mind turning.

(feel free to delete if this is not acceptable)