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I am sorry that I have been quiet here. I am far more active in tumblr, where I am Floranna2, but even there I mainly just reblog stuff.

So much has been happening in these past months. Some of it good, some of it bad and some just genuinelly frustrating. I actually want to talk about all of that, but I think I will make talk about those things in separate posts. May take days to get through them all, but that ust makes me update far more often.

My eating has been...pretty up-and-down. I can't remember if i hvae said this, but binge eating disorder is oretty, well, not new but undiagnosed in Finland. I was lucky that I got into some group therapy with others who have the same disease. First was six meetings long and the second was fifteen meetings long and both were pilot projects. It has been amazingly helpful and I have gotten some very good friends from there.

I still binge and I am nowhere near healing, but I am getting better. But this is not what I meant to talk about. One of the hosts (?) was writing a book about binge eating and it was published this spring. She sent emails to us of any of us were willing to give an interview to a newspaper, nameless or not. Some agreed to do it nameless, but I was willing to give an interview with my full name and picture. I thought my part would be only a small part of it, but in the end there were two massive pictures of me with our family's cat and my interview took nearly half of the text in that arycle and it was a full spread.

Next day a news people call and ask if I was willing to do a television interview to the news. I said yes again. The full interview took about 5 minutes and can still be found in the 'net, as they had to chop it down for the actual news.

I am still pretty flabbergasted about this, but all the feedback has been positive. As I have a very rare last name, my parents' friends have been asking if I am their girl and have said that I have been very brave in telling all that about myself and my struggles. I did have to call my grandpa and tell him about my eating disorder after he found out about it after all this, which I wasn't very proud about. It wasn't funny to tell him about it, when he bareky knows about anorexia or bulimia.

I could probably link that interview but it's in Finnish, so...

Date: 2013-04-30 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornerofmadness.livejournal.com
I can imagine how hard that was so that was very brave of you. Congrats on that. I hope it helps you and others.

Date: 2013-05-22 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floranna.livejournal.com
I am really sorry about the late answer! I remember being really scared that people would think I did it for attention, as none of the others showed their faces or told their names. And no-one recognized me on the streets which was a huge relief.

Date: 2013-05-22 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornerofmadness.livejournal.com
don't worry about being late.

and yes I'm sure it is

Date: 2013-05-22 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floranna.livejournal.com
Well, my parents tried to protect me and talk me out of it by telling that, so I worried about it quite a lot. ^^'

Date: 2013-05-22 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornerofmadness.livejournal.com
I can understand that

Date: 2013-05-01 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] devo79.livejournal.com
It's great you get the word out there so more people will know about it in Finland.

I'd like to see the interview even if I'd only understand very little of it :)

Date: 2013-05-22 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] devo79.livejournal.com
Just watched it.

Understood very little but I'm proud of you =)

It's obvious that you're nervous but you still did it and that is really great.

Date: 2013-05-04 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady529.livejournal.com
It's brilliant that you're able to be so open and honest about it! And I'm so happy for you that you've been able to get on those pilot projects and have found them helpful : D

The Lady 529

Date: 2013-05-22 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floranna.livejournal.com
I am really sorry about the late answer! And yes, I know how lucky I have been. Eating is stil rocky, but...

Date: 2013-06-02 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady529.livejournal.com
Rocky's better than completely rubbish though : ) Rocky's something you can work with.

The Lady 529

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