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In writing this book, I, decided to make my life an open book in order to share my experience in searching for the perfect size body, (what is that anyway?) during the first 29 years of my life. This search led me through what I like to refer to as the ABC’s of an Eating Disorder. They include: anorexic behaviors, bulimia, binge eating, chronic dieting, compulsive overeating and compulsive exercising.
I decided it was time to understand my own feelings, and find my voice to express them instead of "starving" or "stuffing" them away. Through self acceptance and no longer defining the size of my life by the size of my body, I was able to treat myself with a level of self-love, gentleness and kindness, in a way I had never been able to do past at size "2".
I celebrated 17 years of recovery from Bulimia in May 2011. I have been losing weight and I am now a size "13/14", but more importantly I lost self-hate and self-loathing. If you choose not to buy or read my book, I want you to know "You are lovable, unique, and beautiful, whatever the size of your body, bank account, job status, home, car, or any other external values, you may be judging the size of yourself and the size of your life by". Have a large sized life!!! Karen Cigna