My new boss, or should I call her my EIC, according to some colleagues has rep to change her mind. Nevertheless who am I to say no to all her demands? After all RHP or simply put rank has privileges.
Beyond my failed search for a cervical cancer survivor, she assigned me to do a different story which was about anorexia.
Luckily enough for me, my friend Cy, has a colleague who once was. So, I researched on the subject matter.
Then i found out the SYMPTOMS (should we call it that?)
2. compulsive exercises
3. abuses laxatives
There was a time in college that I exhibited these symptoms,, not just the vomiting part. Me wonders if friends noticed it, probably not, am good at keeping secrets about myself eh ( kasi diba sa likod ng pack may counter doon. I remember na hindi ko pa inuubos madlas yung save it for tomorrow. Every weekend, I would not eat because the first time I tried not eating for 24 hours, my stomach flattened quite obviously.
I would get up early in the morning to exercise, even surfing cable TV just looking for a program with people doing some fitness aero on it. I think I was even the one who broke our exercise bike because of iver use. I shied away from the public transportation so I can get more physical activity out of walking ( well also to save money).
But i guess the worst part was my addiction to laxatives. My grandfather had problems with his colon, and he needed some medications for that. He had a supply of castor oil, which he detested because of the insipid taste. So, I took them and almost every day whenever I felt I overate I gulped down one bottle. The taste did not matter. At that time, it was all tasteless, no honestly, it was. When my castor oil supply run out, that was when I turned to Xenekot and Dulcolax. The former was more cheaper although one tablet of the latter does it for me.
Now, I'm not that very much into laxatives, heheh. Infact I eat and eat and eat.
But i do still worry about what it is I take in. I make sure that I eat something healthy and/ or drink a glass of milk everyday.
I'm only sharing these facts because hey maybe you also had anorexic tendencies you just don't know it