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Dear Body…

I am sorry.

I am sorry for all the things I have done to you this past year.  I am sorry for exercising you to the point of exhaustion and ignoring your urgent and apparent cues to stop and rest.

I am sorry for constantly comparing you to others; for never quite being satisfied with you.  I am sorry for setting impossible goals and standards for you, and berating you when you don’t live up to these unreachable expectations.

Body, I am so sorry for starving you, you did not deserve that restriction.  I am sorry for ignoring you when you craved real food and not just an apple or a piece of gum.

I am sorry for getting you to the state you are in now – weak and frail and unhealthy. But please know that I am doing everything in my power to change that, to make you strong and healthy again.  Please forgive me because I am not perfect, and I will slip up and fall down along the way.

Despite my mistakes, you deserve recovery because you have done nothing wrong.  Body, I am sorry that I punished you for no reason. Please forgive me.

Georgia

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