I'm sorry you felt attacked.
Some of the things were inappropriate and should not be said. Unfortunately, it is just ignorance to the nature of the beast of ED. I see people on here that think Spark is the answer to their problems. It's kind of like some people think the latest and greatest diet will heal them. They will lose the weight and be happy. I'm not justifying their response. Take what you can from it and leave the rest or ignore the response. You don't need to explain or justify yourself to them. I know I have had friends who have tried to help by saying we all have our problems or their are people in worse situations than you to try to make me feel better. Umm... that doesn't work, for me it just invalidates what I have said...that I'm not worthy of having these struggles or compared to other people my problems are nothing.
All that I am saying is I understand completely where you are coming from. I have been there and struggling with ED myself. I have been in a treatment facility and still continue to seek professional help as I continue in my recovery. My problems aren't any less important than anyone else's and neither are you.
For me after I had been in treatment, it took me a long time to come back to Spark, because alot of it is so triggering, with the weights, foods, calorie counting.... etc....
I am back, but I use it as one of my tools in my toolbox and I stay away from forums and other areas, that could incite ED. It is not my only tool.
In my opinion, I don't normally post much in this forum partially because of time constraints and because (I'm sure someone may blast me on this because I am generalizing). I just get the feeling this forum really isn't for those who really have an eating disorder...yes maybe disordered eating. Those are two different things and there can be a fine line between them. I know there are folks on this forum who are or who have battled ED.
I've seen blogs where people accuse other people of using Spark to fuel their ED or that they just don't support people with ED because they are obviously acting out their eating disorder. I don't subscribe to those blogs anymore. If they don't understand or want to try to understand....forget it. I am in recovery and working towards that I work at it everyday. I'm not perfect... I don't know why people expect me to be....It's okay for them to make a mistake but not me. Maybe I just have the wrong type of people in my life. I don't want to go back to where I was. I might was well be.... if I was back there. It was a very painful and dark time in my life. I was very ill.
I don't know if this is helping or hurting, but I just want you to know that I am in your corner. You can do this. You are so worth it! You are so brave for taking these steps and confronting ED. It takes a lot of work. I know I have my days where it's just 5 minutes at a time.
Hang in there! You can do this!