While walking on the treadmill today, I noticed that the lady on the machine next to me was a tad skinny. As she got off, I noticed that she was more than a tad skinny. She was anorexic. Now, you may say, "How would you know, Tim? Are you a doctor?" No I am not. I am just judgemental. AND I can spot an anorexic (and so can you) from a mile away.
I thought about it and I can never remember a day when I ever felt sorry for anorexics. I remember when Karen Carpenter died from anorexia nervosa. All I could think was, "Girl, you missing out on some good eatin'."
Since I have worked in the fitness industry for quite a while, I have seen my share of eating disorders. I have seen women and men put their bodies through hardships by denying themselves proper nutrition. And it affects all people. The most obvious is the young white female. But it's also in men. The young gay ones trying to be skinnier or more muscular so that they can fit in. The straight men who have now discovered the benefits of metrosexuality. Bottom line is that they avoid making proper eating choices.
There is also the extreme of stuffing your face to drown your issues. Let's leave that for another post. But back to anorexia... what I really want to say is: "STOP already!!! Get a fucking sandwich. Eat something. This denial of food is so 1980's. Get a new issue. Like addiction to Vicodin. Jeez." Later.