I really was humored by this "Freak Flag" when I saw it on Brene Brown's website, OrdinaryCourage.
Brown writes "We can try to fold it up and stick it under our jacket or up our pant leg, but it’s not very comfortable. They’re big and itchy and hot. I’m pretty sure that’s why there are so many angry people – their flags are riding up."
I encourage you to go read the article. It's pretty humorous. I'm currently reading her book The Gifts of Imperfection.
There's a lot of information in it that can be applied to one's recovery from an eating disorder, addiction, whatever.