We started the ProAna challenge back on May 24th. As “30 day challenge” comes to a close, what have we learned?
When I think back to all the posts going back and forth between the most active participants, I am left with the following conclusions:
1 We all made some great, new friends.
2 The vast majority of posts were positive in thought and very encouraging in nature.
3 I have to believe the challenge made you all stop, think and recognize your destructive behaviors. Even if you didn’t stop the behavior, you need to pat yourself on the back for any and all attempts to STOP. I congratulate you!
4 The web is very alluring. ProAna sites are a huge part of your lives. Your friends are there and walking away from the sites means walking away from friends. I want to leave you with this….your friends will understand why you had to walk away. Who knows, perhaps your exit from the proana circuit will make them stop and think.
5 You are all intelligent, compassionate women with great lives ahead of you. I am convinced that you will all find your way. It may take months, or years but you will find yourself. You are not your ED.
Please tell me in your own words what you learned here,