1.) Not acting on eating disorder thoughts.
2.) Massively reduced day to day eating disorder thoughts.
3.) Body acceptance/neutrality. A refusal to actively change how my body looks. A refusal to bow to social and cultural pressure to idolise ‘slim, fit and toned’.
4.) No food rules other than eat enough food.
5.) Intuitive eating and following my hunger cues.
6.) Counting calories at the end of the day on days when I feel stressed, upset, or anxious, to make sure I don’t relapse by accident.
7.) Monitoring my physical activity to ensure I don’t relapse.
8.) Accepting my life with a chronic mental illness. However, it doesn’t have to be a horrible part of my life, just a quiet bleep in the background.
9.) Getting right back on track whenever I feel I may have slipped. Reflecting on why it happened, and learning lessons from the experience.
10.) Admitting my vulnerability and fragility. Being open about who I am. Being honest. Talking to people about my issues.
11.) Valuing myself on being a good, kind person.
12.) Learning alternative coping mechanisms. Practicing self care. Being kind to myself, above all.