Comments : She wasn't even overweight (senryu I think)

  • 1 week ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Em - such a strong piece about being belemic (?)
    Nominated. ITs true - most of the time they arent even over weight..

  • 1 week ago

    by Eric

    I hope she can fix her mind and eat healthy again in time. Over skinny is like a mummy except going that route she could become one. I feel you.

  • 1 week ago

    by Ren

    Woah, what a deep and profound impact with such few words! This is excellent, Sweet Em, and really captures the demons that so many battle in this situation. Well done!

  • 1 week ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I was never big but I see myself as big so I would starve myself. Now I am more healthy in that area since I learned not to impress others. But it is part of our disability. Either way we have to come to terms with it. Hugs to you

  • 1 week ago

    by Ben Pickard

    senryu indeed, Em and a damn fine one. Sad stuff, though.

    Do take care,


  • 1 week ago

    by Brenda

    So very true. It's so sad that people see a distorted view of themselves because of society or another person drilling it in their heads. You really hit this dead on. Well done-hufs my friend -

  • 1 week ago

    by Michael


    all said so well in your haiku, and all so very true
    Michael :)x

  • 1 week ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    The truth is that slim people are just as unhappy with themselves ... once they get to the weight they thought they wanted to be, they find some other body hang up to focus on. The words we tell to ourselves are the only ones that should matter, and they should be kind words. Easier said than done Em, I know xx

  • 1 week ago

    by BlueJay

    Far too many people know this feeling or know someone in these shoes and that is absolutely ridiculous to me; but I think youv've captured it well and I hope people who come across this are able to see that those around them know and care/worry in case they need help or advice.