So, I’ve been purging again. I managed to go two and a half weeks while letting my mouth heal. However, it doesn’t seem to be healing very quickly, and I couldn’t hold out anymore. Let me tell you, purging with 4 gaping holes in your mouth is pretty painful. Don’t do it. (I should make a list of all the hypocritical advice I give out.)
I was given $50. At first I was excited. Now, I just feel anxious. I’ve had it for a few days and still have no idea what to do with it. Sometimes, I want to spend it on registration for some 5k races. Other times, I want to use it to buy groceries, like a responsible, non-disordered adult should do. Still other times I want to buy ALL the binge food, or order something to binge on like Chinese or pizza. Lastly, I sometimes want to use it to buy things I need or want.
I’ve filled up my cart on Amazon about 6 times with different items, getting to the final check out screen, but unable to actually submit the order. I’ve thought a dozen times of asking for a ride to the grocery store. I’ve filled out the registration information for 3 or 4 different races I want to do in the next couple months.
I never commit to any of them.
I feel like I’m sitting on a treasure with no clue what I’m supposed to do with it.
I look at my scale and rush to buy diet pills and laxatives.
I try to study, feel overwhelmed, and almost pick up the phone to order food.
I look at other people eating normal meals and feel guilty that I currently have crackers, Boca patties, and yogurt in my house. Is this recovery? No, buy normal food.
I feel bored and think of various games or books I want to buy.
Why can’t I just pick something?
Then I feel guilty for being so selfish. Maybe I should use the money to buy a gift for my friend who just had a baby. Maybe I should help out my sister, who’s moving several hours away from her home. Maybe I should do something sweet for my parents. Maybe I should buy something special for my kitty.
I look at my balance. I close the app on my phone. A few hours later, I check it again, no closer to a decision.
I’ve never had trouble spending money.
I love to shop. Plus, I can always think of something bulimia-related that I “need”. Why the difference this time?
I hear not a lot of brain space!!! I’m reading gone with the wind and it’s SO good. Maybe you can buy some tea 🙂 hope I’m not throwing a spanner in to the mix !
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You know, I am the only person I know who has neither seen nor read Gone With the Wind.
I love tea, but sadly my disordered brain thinks of it as a food substitute. “I can each _______ or I can drink some tea. Tea has fewer calories. Tea it is.”
Hahaha aww I’ve got some tea in front of me now. Sometimes I think ‘drink tea’ because it’ll burn this no. Of calories. Not because I enjoy it. Sigh.
I understand that…