‘I would pace around my dorm room in the hope of burning extra calories and was eventually forced to leave as my health had deteriorated too quickly.’
Brittany was admitted to hospital weighing just four stone, she was forced to undergo a blood transfusion, suffered near live failure and lost most of her hair.
Doctors told her parents, Susan, 59, and Lee, 61, that their daughter was going to die and that they should start to make arrangements for her funeral.
‘At home I didn’t know what to do with myself, so I started eating all of the foods that I had forbidden myself from eating for seven years.’
‘I started entering fat camps in the hope of losing the weight I had so quickly gained but, it was a very poor and desperate choice on my behalf. Looking back as I was so focused on my external appearance rather than on focusing on healing my mind.’
‘Over the years I wrote hundreds of journals that I had kept to myself and I decided I would put them all together to write a book which I called ‘Safety in Numbers: From 56 to 221 Pounds, My Battle with Eating Disorders’.
‘I survived and I want to show others that they can too, I have all of this life experience that I want to share and even if I can help just one person it would all be worth it.’
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