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I'm a Procrastinator When It Comes to My Eating Disorder — But Not in the Way You Think

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I’m a procrastinator — but not in the way you think. I stress about projects when I don’t start them early enough. I feel safe and comfortable when I know I have a head-start on my to-do list.

There’s just one problem: I use the stress I feel about procrastinating on deadlines to procrastinate on eating. In college, I studied so diligently that I would convince myself to study five minutes longer — and then only 10 minutes longer and then just 15 minutes longer — before I ate dinner.

As midterms and finals drew closer, I’d find myself reluctantly preparing dinner at 9 or 10 p.m. because I had spent so long doing anything but eating.

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