As most of you that read my journal should know, Jenny is pregnant. And as some of you may know, she's been dealing with an eating disorder on and off for a few years now.
Well, we went to the mall for a few hours with her mom and her niece and nephew today, and stopped to eat at the food court. I never know what to think about her eating habits. She'll eat healthy for a while, then start binging, and sometimes it's just one "slip up" as she calls it, but sometimes she goes and purges it. I can usually tell when she binges and plans on purging, because she'll go on eating normally for a while, then spontaneously get a bunch of junk. I didn't think anything of it, since she's pregnant and as a result has been less restrictive about what she eats and has been indulging, which she should. Anyway, she went to Hot Dog on a Stick and got a veggie dog, fries, and lemonade. No big deal, right? It's just one meal. For the next little while she kept talking about how she shouldn't have eaten that, especially the fries, and how she was going to be huge, and how she regretted it, etc. etc. etc. Well, as soon as we got home, she went straight to the bathroom. She was in there for a while, so I went to check on her to see if she was okay, and she told me that it was just morning sickness. By the way, I don't know why they call it that, because it seems like it happens a lot more than just in the morning. So, I believed her and left her alone.
Later on, she wanted to order pizza. She ate to the point where she said she was uncomfortable, and headed to the bathroom right after again. Once again, she was sick. And once again, she claimed it was just morning sickness. I kind of suspected something, but I left her alone about it.
After an hour or two, she went back to the pizza, and was snacking on stuff with one of her friends. And, surprise surprise, she went straight to the bathroom after that, too. Well, this time I was quite sure something was up, so I just opened the door to the bathroom without knocking and asking if she was okay, and I caught her purging.
I don't know what to do. I confronted her about it, and told her that she needs to stop this, especially because she's pregnant, and now she's mad at me. I honestly have no idea what to do. I don't know what to say to her. I don't know how to get her to stop. I don't think it's something she's been doing on a regular basis since we found out that she's pregnant, but she shouldn't be doing it at all. I don't want her hurting herself, and I don't want her hurting the baby. I'm at a loss as to what to do though. She'll kill me if I tell her mom. But her mom wouldn't be the best person to tell anyway...they'd just fight about it.
If any of you have ANY advice, help me out...because I have no idea what to do. Thanks.