PrettyThin...Again

PrettyThin Again

Disclaimer: PT2 is a site for all people - those in recovery, those who are in the midst, and everyone in between. Please understand that while the discussion of our illnesses can be triggering, we do not purposefully encourage an eating disorder in any manner. 

March 9, 2015


Statistics: 

We are nearing 5,000 members as of March 9th with an average of 140 visitors per day. 

Our primary traffic sources are from (top 3): 
1) Direct URL
2) Links 
3) Searches 

Primary visitor location (top 3):
1) USA
2) Europe
3) South America (That's a first!) 


The mobile version of our site still sucks. We have the option of a mobile site upgrade for $49.95 per year in addition to our Enhanced subscription; if you guys want the upgrade, post about it in the forums to let me know. 

If you haven't noticed, we're in the middle of fundraising for next year's subscription (May 2015-May 2016). We are halfway there! 

Moving on...

I've noticed a lot of ads regarding Binge Eating Disorder floating around on Yahoo, Facebook, Google, and other major website; now that it has been included in the DSM-V, it seems to be gaining attention. Recently, Vyvanse was approved for treatment of BED. 


Here is the link for the FDA announcement.


How do you guys feel about it? Have any friends or family commented on it? I was riding somewhere with a few classmates and an actual commercial came on Pandora for it; surprisingly the friend I thought that was most open-minded made some pretty drastic remarks about it. 
"Really? This is an illness now? Just call it for what it is - the "I can't put the fork down" problem." 


A few of them giggled, but I didn't. I was surprised. My only response was "It's easy to make jokes about something you don't understand." 

The conversation didn't go further, but it was a strong reminder that even with medical recognition, the stigma is still very heavy. 


What have you guys experienced regarding the now "public" recognition of BED? Continue the conversation here.



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