Amen juliet.

I concur with your thoughts on the ED "support" systems that exist. I used to be in an Eating Disorder Support group. It was just a breeding ground for competition for the worst symptoms and to see who would be hospitalized the fastest. It was sick, it was wrong. I don't go there anymore.

I no longer am afflicted with the eating disorder that I chose. I say I chose it because nothing inflicted anything upon me but myself. I didn't really do it solely to lose weight, although I will admit that was one of my objectives. I mainly did it because I hated myself and used every possible device for self destruction at that time in my life. I didn't know how to deal with living and I didn't want to live. But I chose my path because I didn't know any better. People often do the things they do because they don't know any better.

It really disgusts me when people ask, "Well, what was your lowest weight?" As though that is the only true measure of your worth as a person in their eyes. It is  wrong  and it is  stupid    And I am also not proud of the things I've done.

Yes get some self worth people

I know I am really not the person to say that, seeing as though self worth is something I am working on.. but it is true.

Although no one can give another person self worth, the world is currently propagating hoards  "victims"  ... it is disgusting.

Also, it's not what has happened to you that makes you who you are, it is what you do about it and how you deal with it.

Until you're dead, it's all life.

that is my take on the situation, for what it's worth.