I don’t have a pen name and I’m choosing to remain anonymous for the time being but one day I just might reveal who I am – guess you’ll have to keep coming back to find out. That day will be a scary day for me. In the meantime I hope you enjoy this personal blog for public viewing as I sort myself out through the ups and downs, zigzags, predictability and unpredictability of eating disorder recovery.
I have called this blog Other Specified Eating or Feeding Blog because as you may know there is an eating disorder diagnosis in the DSM V called Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), which was formally called Eating Disorder Otherwise Not Specified (EDNOS). Basically, OSFED is a diagnosis given to individuals who don’t neatly fit the diagnostic criteria for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Binge Eating Disorder. Over the years I have at one point or another ‘fit into’ each of the aforementioned eating disorders, however I have most often resonated with, and currently resonate with, OSFED (formally EDNOS) due to the ever changing cyclical nature of my ED symptoms. I must admit that it bothers me that I fit into the one diagnosis that is created for people who don’t fit into any other one but I have learned that as much as diagnoses’ are necessary and helpful they are also bullshit. They don’t matter. What matters is how much is your eating disorder affecting your everyday life and how desperate are you for recovery.
I also called this blog Other Specified Feeding or Eating Blog because one day I hope to tie in my faith with this blog. Like feeding your soul. Or maybe I’ll even get over my fears and find myself bold enough to use this platform to share recipes or meal ideas to emphasis the ‘eating‘ part of my title. I will develop this more in the coming weeks.
You can read a little more about me in one of my earlier posts: Selah.
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