my english teacher in 9th grade used to put prompts up for daily 5 minute writing warmups and one day the prompt was just the word “hippo” and i wrote a page long story in 5 minutes about an underground russian mafia that distributed hippo feces because they discovered that it had euphoric properties similar to marijuana it was like the new opium and rich people paid big money for it but it was illegal in every country and my teacher made me read it out loud to the class
having an eating disorder doesn’t just mean not eating and exercising or throwing up. so many people don’t understand that its a mental sickness. it eats and consumes your every last thought until its all you think about. its all you know. you don’t see anything else in the world. you don’t care about anything else but a simple number. the number of calories and the number on the scale.