This subject matter is a hard one for some to talk about. I have known many who have gotten close to death just to be thin/skinny by either not eating at all or eating and then throwing up their food. Understanding eating disorders to people who haven’t had one but this movie is great education because it get’s to the core of the problem by showing Ellen Hart Pena’s life story.
Ellen Olympic hopeful faces the end of her career as she battles anorexia and bulimia. She tries to hide her eating disorder from her husband who is the Mayor of Denver, who is constantly in the public’s eye. When her condition gets worse, she reveals her secret to her husband and undergoes treatment. She is able to overcome her illness with the love and support of her family.For anyone struggling with a eating disorder don’t feel ashamed! Get help!!
I know that is easier said then done but watch this movie and my hope is it helps give some hope that you too can recover. My friend who is struggling with bulimia who is now in treatment said it was not until this movie that she realized how big her problem really was.
She shared that sometimes it’s just easier to live in denial then to face a problem we are struggling with. She felt so much shame when first coming out telling her friends and family about her struggle but now she is in treatment and doing so much better. Her health is getting better and she is healing from the inside out. She has gone to the core of what causes her to do what she does. Much of it is old wounds of pain of things that have happened throughout her life. Some she never really dealt with so her eating disorder came from stuffing her feelings. It’s painful dealing with pain from old wounds but she is facing things head on. Things she thought she would never be able to deal with. Things that other people did to her and things that due to others behaviors caused her much pain. I have complete admiration for this dear friend because she is facing her pain head on and that is never easy but doing so is helping her health Body, Mind and Soul.