The Intervention

The day was August 7, 2012 and it was a Tuesday when my mom showed up at my apartment, an hour and a half’s drive from her house, to perform an intervention.  The intervention initially was about the weight I had gained (and continued to gain) and the associated health risks, however, it turned out to be much more meaningful than that.  This teary, raw, painful and emotional conversation changed the course of my life because it prompted me to face the reality of what I was doing to myself.  Who knew I would be diagnosed with a binge-eating disorder in subsequent days and needed to enter a day program for 5 weeks to receive intensive treatment?!?!  I made the decision to take a medical leave of absence from work to enter treatment which turned out to be the best decision of my life…

On another note, I wanted to thank everyone who has emailed, posted comments on this blog and liked the blog on Facebook.  This outpouring of support has deeply touched my heart and made me truly thankful for everyone in my life.  As long as you keep reading, I’ll keep writing.  I love you all!

2 thoughts on “The Intervention

  1. Julie thornton asked if I had heard from you and now I get this post. I am so proud of you for being so forthright. it takes such courage. Good luck on this journey and i am sending only good wishes your way.

  2. Thanks for sharing this! It took so much love for your mom to intervene, and even more love for yourself to get on the journey to wellness!

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