Monday, March 2, 2009

EDA Group Starting Mon. March 9th

Last night I met with a few women who are helping to start an Eating Disorders Anonymous group. Its exciting to find the resources that we did online.

It has taken a few weeks to answer some questions that I had, but we have landed on the group being one that focuses on helping women in the process of recovery from anorexia, bulimia, and eating disorders not otherwise specified.

The last one may be a little tricky for some people to understand, but this is basically a catch phrase for those who are controlled by disordered eating and exercise patterns but don't fall into 'anorexic' or 'bulimic' categories. When I was diagnosed, I was something like an "anorexulimic"... some combo of all of them...

The women who I know want to be a part of this fall all across the spectrum in where we are in recovery, some for years, some for months. Some struggle more than others. We are all pursuing freedom.

I am confident that the 12 step process will help us to uncover and seek health in new ways. This is also a bit scary because I know I will also be asked to confront my lingering issues. Yeah!

So, if you want to join us come on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7PM to Visio Dei. The first meeting will be Monday, March 9th. All meetings will last 1 hour.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Kim Smith said...

Traci, I'm proud of you for using your experiences to help others. This is definitely a great ministry opportunity for you!

Anonymous said...

i'm really happy for you. love, mama

Mandy said...

Traci I am proud of you for using what you have been through to benefit others. This will be a great group and learning experience for you as well as anyone who is involved.