Always referred to as “large”, Carol knew she had an eating disorder at a very young age. When she lived on her own, she would go shopping on Friday night and buy huge gallons of ice cream, cookies, sandwiches, soda, and chips. She would “gorge” on all of the food, and then take laxatives all weekend long. On Monday, she would go back to eating lettuce and tuna. She knew she had to stop, but how could she? Food was her lover and best friend, and it meant everything to her.