Written by: Ryan K
Originally posted: 6/10/2015
Despite my decade-long struggle, I've only acknowledged my eating disorder to myself and others for about six months. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt; I set up shop there. And I can't even swim.
In PHP, I was surprised by many rules. I was scolded for putting trail mix into my apple sauce. If I wanted carrot juice instead of OJ, I had to have four extra ounces. I couldn't even complain about how the Gatorade I was forced to drink because of low potassium had like, 1% potassium. What?? I didn't say calories! I said potassium! I couldn't wear leggings because it could potentially be triggering to others, yet was handed a magazine in Media Literacy group with the large headline "Lose ALL of your body fat!" emblazoned across a model wearing the same amount of extra carrot juice ounces in cloth.
Residential is a whole other beast. There are many rules and jargon, all of which I am still getting acquainted. Here are a few surprises thus far, and I'm labeling this PART I because I have a feeling there will be more surprises to come.
Original post can be found at www.ryandoesresi.com.