Most days, almost every day actually, I mention Ed in my blog posts, so let me quickly explain who he is.
Ed is the name I have given to my eating disorder.
It does not stand for Eating Disorder, as I know some people use it when they say ED. It was just convenient for me to name him Ed because that’s the first thing that came to my mind since I had heard the term “eating disorder” get refereed to as ED so often.
I know that naming my eating disorder and treating him like a real person is far from conventional and maybe a little weird, but the idea really works for me, and because of that, I am just going to roll with it.
I decided to name my eating disorder because to me, he is a part of me, and I think he always will be in some way or another. So for that reason, Ed is his own being.
If after reading this page about how I literally gave my eating disorder a name and about how I have totally made him into his own person, you still want to continue reading this blog, then I humbly welcome you to journey with me through this year without a scale and through my first year in recovery from re-gaining my life back from Ed.
With gratitude, hello life.