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Eating Disorders Hurt More Than Just The Victim

edpDiana was slowly dying. She’d gone from weighing 125 pounds to barely 50. Eve her doctors were pessimistic — but I refused to give up hope.

My 14-year-old daughter was about to graduate from junior high, and I’d decided to get her a gift. But when I asked her what she wanted, I got a very strange response. “The only thing I want,” she said, “is to lose some weight. Is it okay if I drink some liquid diet meals instead of eating lunch every day?”

I was taken aback. Obviously, this was not what I had in mind. Besides, Diana wasn’t really overweight. “I don’t know,” I told her.

“Please, Mom,” she begged. My friends all do it. I just want to lose a little weight.”

Diana, my only child, five feet three and 125 pounds, looked like …