I want to thank everyone who listened in on the radio broadcast this morning. There’s one more broadcast tonight at 11:33pm. Alternatively (and conveniently), my perspective has been archived on the KQED site.
It’s a two minute piece on running the Bay to Breakers naked for the very reason that I had conquered an eating disorder that had consumed my life. To be anorexic, to deprive myself of nutrition was self-destruction at its worst. I was depressed. I was an awful person–snappy, irritated, ugly, and mean. I hated myself.
Today, I hear the word ‘diet’ and I cringe. I just want people to know that I’ve been there, that I got help, and I can definitively vouch that starvation is counter-productive to weight loss.
Again, thanks for listening and for all the kind words and emails. I am really touched by the support. I especially want to thank the editor, Mark Trautwein, for allowing the public a glimpse into my world and for listeners to know that there are solutions.