Hi everyone, this weeks video I want to address a topic that has gotten a lot of heat and a lot of people have brought it up and are concerned about it and I know that many of you still worry about it and you think and you ponder and you ARGH We get stressed out! How can we go to treatment or get help if we have an eating disorder but we’re overweight? Eating disorders aren’t only for skinny people Actually, most of them aren’t for skinny people. Only anorexia has a weight or a percentage of ideal body weight that is even attached to the diagnosis and so I know that that’s the one that we hear a lot about and that it gets in the news and the media and blah and blah and blah, UGH! Shut up! That’s not what we’re talking about We’re talking about anybody with bulimia, binge eating disorder, EDNOS, those aren’t specific to weight and a lot of us worry about getting help or going to a group or reaching out because we are overweight But I’ll tell you what, a lot of people who suffer are. And they will take you just as seriously Like I always say, and maybe this is something we need to write down or put up somewhere Or maybe something that goes in our recovery journal that we read everyday or anyway to kind of remind yourself of this mantra that eating disorders are about ‘what’s in our head, not what’s on our body’. So, we’re doing ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’. Right now we are doing ‘healthy mind’. Because, eating disorders are more about ‘what am I thinking? What is it telling me? It is making me crazy!’ Right? And that’s more what I’m worried about. And if you’ve ever checked out my free workbook, if you haven’t, it’s on my website I tend to do this a lot But anyway, get on my website and check out my free workbook and you’ll notice that all of that stuff is based on food and feelings. I know that if any of you have been into treatment you’re like ‘food and feelings group, Kati. I hate it!’ But anyway, it’s good and it’s good information. And it’s because that relationship that we have and the feelings that we attach to the food that’s what’s important. That’s what an eating disorder is. So, the mantra ‘eating disorders are about what we think about food’. That is what we need to remember. Eating disorders are what I think about food. It’s all mental, it’s not physical. And I know this is really hard and eating disorders are competitive and they are judgemental and they are mean. They are nasty. They are like that bitchiest person you have ever known that you just like try to avoid at all costs. That’s what’s in our head. So, that’s what we’re really worried about. And if you are honest and you’re open with your treatment team, with your therapist, with your doctor with whoever you reach out first to get help They will get you the help you need. Honest. Honest to God. The only time that we have trouble is when insurance is annoying and doesn’t want to pay things but all of us have that same issue. It has nothing to do with weight or anything like that, okay? So just remember, eating disorders don’t care what we weigh, they care what we think. So, be honest about your behaviours. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. I think that’s way too high. I think I need to bring it down. Sometimes I get excited. So, don’t forget to subscribe because I put out videos every week and sometimes in the middle of the week and if you haven’t subscribed, then you don’t even know. What? So, anyway, do that. And also, so like I said, a lot of people say this is a problem. A lot of people! So don’t forget to share. I think there are two tabs, it’s the second tab over at the bottom. I’m on youtube a lot, I’m pretty sure you realise this. The second tab over says ‘share’ and you click on it and it brings up this highlighted, I don’t know, link. Copy. Paste. Or it makes it even easier. There are little buttons, like pintrest and twitter and facebook and tumblr. I’m all over those too. And you can share it on yours. Because the more we share, the more awareness we can bring and the more people we can help And sometimes, it’s like ‘paying it forward’, like the old movie that probably none of you have seen But we’re giving out positive information and we need to help spread awareness cause that is what this all about, right? So, I challenge you to do that. Just one. Just pick one. Okay? And give us a thumbs up if you like this kind of a video where I’m addressing this topic that you guys have brought to me And you get excited, like I do, give it a thumbs up And we will keep working together. Our community is growing and it is getting really exciting And we will work towards a healthy mind and a healthy body. Oh my hip. Hip, hop [Kati rapping about hips] Okay, that’s all I got, cause then I’m going to start talking like the old lady and start handing meatballs And nobody likes meatballs. But she’s so cute! That will be my dance move. Everybody knows that one. Then we can do the macarena.