Saturday, 5 December 2009


I was looking through photos of our Summer holiday 2008. There was Waif looking happy and healthy - a beautiful little girl (then aged 11 going on 12). It brought a lump to my throat to wonder why she has starved herself between then and now, and now looks wan and thin, and several years older :-(

I saw a picture of an emaciated dog in an RSPCA advert. I thought of cutting it out and showing it to Waif and seeing if she thought the dog looked better than a dog of normal weight or whether it just looked ill and boney. She loves dogs and would be very worried about the skeletal one. I thought perhaps this might make her think again about how she wants to look, and what others might find attractive. I haven't done it yet.


  1. How do you know she had starved herself? There are only 200,000 people with AN in the US.

    AN is caused by a zinc deficiency in many cases. That is also why ANs have OCD.

    I don't think AN is a true mental disorder. I think there are a lot of charlatans who use the label eating disorder. Try putting her on a multi-mineral and get her mineral levels checked. I don't mean to give you false hope but it is a place to start.

  2. why is it so thin, so bored!