I’m too old for this.

I’m reading a book called Fasting Girls: A History of Anorexia Nervosa by Joan Brumberg. I’m about halfway done, and haven’t really gotten to the modern chapters yet. The history of the disease is pretty fascinating, but one though strikes me: I’m too old for this.

I will be 40 in a few months. Why is this just now happening to me? Sure, I have had anorexic tendencies/issues/whatevers for about 17 years, but even that puts the very onset at the high end of the typical age range.

I wonder if this means I’m immature, having a teen disease. In addition to all the things I suck at, let’s add “having the problems of middle/upper class teenage girls”.

Way to go, old lady. Way to go.

 

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In recovery from anorexia and depression as a 40 year old wife and mom of a toddler. Discovering who I am and hoping to help others along the way!

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