My name is Lesley Adams, and I have an eating disorder. Currently, I am 25 years old. My eating disorder (bulimia) started presenting itself when I was 12 years old. At lunch, I would binge on all sorts of foods. Sometimes I would bring an entire box of Little Debbie Cakes with me to lunch and I would eat the whole thing. Then I would go to the bathroom and purge it all.
This went on for years. Sometimes I would try to get help. I would try to stop. But every time I looked in the mirror, I had so much disdain for the person I saw staring back at me. I looked into the mirror and I saw a severely obese girl although in reality, I was dangerously thin.
When I was 20 years old, I spoke to a concerned doctor. He suggested I get help for my eating disorder so I did. I have not binged or purged like that in two years now. and I owe it all to that doctor and the therapist he referred me to.
I started this website so that everyone out there who is still suffering from an eating disorder would have somewhere to turn. I hope that everyone feels they can come to this website and discuss this openly with each other.
We are not here to judge. We are here to inform. We are here to encourage you all to accept yourselves as beautiful. Because all bodies are beautiful, and when we learn to love our bodies, we learn to love ourselves.