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My Bulimia Recovery Blog

I hope you’ll visit my bulimia blog or join my newsletter so we can stay in touch during your recovery.  My journey through 20 years with bulimia and now fully recovered since 2005 taught me a lot about this eating disorder…and myself.

My mission is to share eating disorder and bulimia recovery resources that have helped me with everyone I can reach.  Please explore my Bulimia Blog.

There is so much valuable information about recovering from bulimia or anorexia available online these days.  With my bulimia blog I really want to bring what I’ve learned – and continue to learn – about thriving in recovery to people.

After reading the stories and talking with a lot of people, I know there is no one path to recovery.  Your journey will look very different from mine, but we can still learn from each other.

My bulimia blog and this recovery website are a way for me to share what I found to help me overcome bulimia as well as what it’s like living after bulimia each day

It’s amazing how wonderful being free from bulimia can feel. I remember those dark days and nights of struggling with a negative mind that would abuse and isolate me from my life.  It seems so far from where I am now, but I know what it was like and I want to help you get through this.

If you haven’t already, please download my eBook that includes my recovery story and real stories of 5 other women who finally overcame their eating disorder.  You’ll be subscribed to receive my 10 steps to overcoming bulimia and my weekly newsletter so I can continue to share what I’m learning about recovery with you.

I hope you’ll become a subscriber to either my bulimia recovery blog and/or newsletter.  If you’re here and want recovery – it will soon be yours.

by Polly Mertens

Please come by to visit me often because I love hearing from you every step of the way.

Be sure to share your bulimia stories on my website so together we can continue to help those still suffering form this eating disorder have hope and inspiration to take a step.

Now…Get Busy Thriving!

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This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. My beautiful 26 year old daughter has become bulimic after having the lap-band surgery. She also has an acute anxiety disorder and depression. She went to the Renfrew Treatment Center in Florida and they just made matters worse. They treated her like a 2yr old and criminal. They did not understand that she needs to reset her brain not to eat the whole plate because she will throw-up a band. Most of the places we have called don’t get that there has to be a different strategy for clients that have had a surgery.

    Do you know of any treatment centers that people have praised for their programs? Please advise.
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Nancy,

      There are a lot of great centers available, yes! Some of the finest I’ve heard of are in/around Denver, Colorado. I’m not sure where you live and if proximity to home is important.

      Here are a few centers you can look into to see if they fit your particular needs:

      Eating Disorder Center of Denver:
      (866) 771-0861

      ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health:
      1-877ACUTE 4U

      Eating Recovery Center:
      (877) 825-8584

      Another center I’ve heard good things about is Remuda Ranch in Arizona:
      (888) 726-1741

      Have you looked up any on

      I hope some of these are helpful to you.

      Please be in touch if I can help further!



  2. I have been sick twice and during those period repeatedly regurgitated. I now have chronic hiccups apparently caused by overstimulation of the phrenic nerve.
    I hope and prey I can go back to normal and would hope to warn people of the dangers of regurgitation. Mine did not start from a desire to lose weight but an illness, I apparently barf too vigorously, and I worry about the long-term damage that has been caused. Going to a meeting and not being able to get a sentence out without other sounds is not fun. I write in the hope that others will be aware of the profound dangers of regurgitation. Having a stupid boy not like you may not be best, but not being to speak without interrupting sounds is far worse.

    1. Hi Bobby,

      Gosh, in all my years I’ve not heard of this condition. Thank you for bringing it to light and the troubles and stress it causes you. I can only imagine, not having had this, how frustrating it must be. I don’t know the solution, but I am certain with your focus and determination to get back to “normal”, you’ll find what works for you. Don’t stop searching and trying new things until you find what works.

      With love and light,


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