Keep your money sweetheart. You need it more than I do.
How old are you by the way?
I don’t think I can be your mentor. Not because I don’t want to, but because I myself am still learning. In a sense I’m old when it comes to understanding an eating disorder, but in reality I’m just some college kid from Texas. Friendship however, heck yea. You got a friend in me.
And I say not to workout because at the moment it most likely will not do you any sort of justice in terms of starting recovery. You can walk, stretch, maybe swim a bit, ride a bike, but that’s really the extent of it. If that’s really you in your picture, which I believe, you’re going to have to sacrifice something. Either you cut the working out well over half, or you start eating enough to support your activities. Forgive me if I’m getting ahead of myself, but the latter doesn’t seem like something you’re comfortable with, so that’s why I suggest cutting out exercising. Strenuous exercise, to correct myself.
But please, PLEASE do not settle for me as a mentor. I’m not liscened whatsoever.
You can always come to me for the stuff the psychiatrist or therapist can’t relate to though. When I was hospitalized I used to be such a pain for my psychiatrist because I constantly brought up the fact that she hasn’t even been through what I’ve been through. How could she possibly relate? Me thinking like that is what kept me in there unfortunately. Sure she may not have gone through it herself, but she dedicated most of her life to do the best she can’t to understand and to provide me with the tools to help myself, which is why I want you to first find a therapist. At the very least. They will be the ones to lay out basic coping mechanisms, Strategies, nutritional advice tailored specifically to you. Everything text book related. I used to find it rather useless, but it does help if you put the energy into it. And your therapist doesn’t have to be the most expensive one. Search, look at their credentials, and pick one that can show you some compassion.
After that, as I said before you can always talk to me for the down in the trenches type of stuff.