Throughout most of those difficult years, except when pregnant and nursing, I did not truly understand what it was to put “first things first.” Most of my basic needs were covered, but I had not really accepted the responsibility for meeting my basic needs was mine and mine alone. Every person needs water, sleep, food, shelter, clothes, and primary relationships. Every person needs to feel safe. Well, I wasn’t exactly creating a safe environment for myself. As long as I was not taking full responsibility for getting my needs met, I was doomed in working Step Two because I was unable to trust. Once I realized this and took action to deliberately address the gaps, things began to turn around. I began to make real progress in my ED recovery.
EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS (EDA)
EDA is a Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
General Service Board of EDA
P.O. Box 5243
Chico, CA 95927