velleiite: friendly reminder that your body is a small aspect of your whole being and that you are comprised of so much more than how you look in the mirror~(✿◠‿◠) (◉‿◉✿)(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ
raspberrying: Treat yourself like you would a best friend. Treat yourself like you would a sister or brother. Treat yourself like you would your future son or daughter. You wouldn’t want them to feel like they’re not enough. You wouldn’t want them to crumble to their knees in tears at the sight of their own reflection. You wouldn’t want them to suffer in silence. Treat yourself like you’re a...
Science of Eating Disorders++: Emotional... →
scienceofeds: Problematic emotional processing has been implicated in the genesis and maintenance of anorexia nervosa (AN). This study built on existing research and explored performance-based emotional intelligence (EI) in people with AN. Compared to HC women, the AN group demonstrated significantly lower…
“to the anon who asked about the maintenance admission lacking validity: I was hospitalized twice and then sent to a residential for five months. I almost died. I’ve never been more than two pounds underweight.”
Anonymous asked: I am at a healthy weight but have steadily been losing weight for the last few months. In 2011/12 I was in hospital and underweight. My doctor and team want me to go into hospital for a maintenance admission but because my weight is normal I feel like I'm a fraud if I do go into hospital and like everyone else will think I am lying. I am struggling but I don't know what to do.
velleiite: friendly reminder that no one cares about your body as much as you do~ [so stop obsessing] (✿◠‿◠) (◉‿◉✿)(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
recoveryburrito: In case you were unsure of it today: you are beautiful and you deserve to be here.
Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself.– Unknown (via free-sunflower-soul)
littlewarrior-recovering: just a reminder: restricting is not the proper response to bingeing purging is not the proper response to bingeing over-exercising is not the proper response to bingeing these behaviors are never the proper response healthy coping skills and therapy are you are stronger than this, don’t let your ED win
Anonymous asked: I'm thinking about starting recovery so I tried not purging but I'm gaining weight on ~1200 net calories a day??
There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is...– Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Anonymous asked: How do you deal with a fatphobic family/friends who constantly make/do triggering comments/actions if they don't know you're trying to recover from disordered eating and body image issues? Thank you for your time (:
Anonymous asked: Hi! Can you please elaborate more on the difference between extreme dieting and an ED? Like what makes it an ED? Thank you for your time!
Anonymous asked: Who are the people behind this blog?
gobeautiful: pinkspotlight: the first step towards confidence is not being afraid to be ugly once you get over the fear of being unattractive and stop equating beauty with other good things in life (friends, love, happiness) it’s a lot easier to love yourself unconditionally your job is not to sit around and be pretty and easy on everyone else’s eyes your job is to do whatever the fuck you...
Hey guys, Just a big thank you, and well done to all of you who are following us. Last night we passed 3000 followers. All of you should be proud, to follow us means you are at least interested in (and hopefully actively) pursuing recovery, and regaining your lives. We are incredibly grateful to you and a celebratory giveaway will be coming up soon, so watch this space. Keep fighting, and...
Real Eating Disorder Recovery: Food obsession... →
real-ed-recovery: This isn’t a problem for all eating disordered people, but many people find that as they eat less and lose weight, they become more and more preoccupied with food, sometimes to the point of obsession. They might count and recount their calories, plan tomorrow’s intake, and look at pictures or…
Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It...– Carrie Arnold (via kittensandlove)
The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you...– Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)
thelovelyloner: Today’s affirmation: It’s okay for me to feel exactly how I feel right now.
Body myths debunked:
Myth no.1 - When I am skinny, I will like my body: When you accept your body for all its wonderful quirks and imperfections, you will like your body.
Myth no.2 - Losing weight will make me happy: Following your dreams, surrounding yourself with people you love and appreciate and forgiving yourself and others will make you happy.
Myth no.3 - A healthy lifestyle means working out every day and never eating bad food: No food is bad, and a healthy lifestyle is doing what's good for your heart as well as what's good for your body. Even if that means lying in bed all day and eating chocolate sometimes.
Myth no.4 - All thin girls love their bodies: Every person, no matter what they look like, has their insecurities. Embrace your own, and know that you are not alone.
Myth no.5 If I eat x, y or z and follow x, y or z celebrity's workout regime I will look like them: No. No matter how you eat or how long you spend in the gym, you will look like you at whatever weight you are at. You can't replicate another human being's body in your own.
Myth no.6 - It's always unhealthy to have a bmi above 25: BMI scales were invented for the convenience of insurance companies, not as an accurate measure of health. Your healthy weight is determined by your body type, composition, lifestyle and diet, not by a made up chart.
Myth no.7 - If I was smaller, I could wear a bikini and short shorts and strapless dresses: You can wear whatever you like, whether you wear it in a size 0 or a size 14. Your beauty is not defined by the clothes you wear.
Myth no.9 - I can solve my problems using my body: You have to look deeper - your problems do not stem from the circumference of your thighs or the amount of fat on your stomach. They are deeper than that, and the solution lies deeper than that as well.
velleiite: “I want to get better,” you say as you cry over 5 more calories that you ate that day. “I don’t want to live like this,” you cry as you count your calories meticulously. “I’m so trapped, this isn’t life,” you sob as you compulsively exercise your life away. You say these things but you don’t mean them, not enough. You don’t wish for your life back; you take it. With every bite...
defyingthelabyrinth: I would just like to remind everyone that only about 1/3 of eating disordered people are underweight. You can die from an eating disorder even if you are at a normal weight or overweight. You deserve help and recovery no matter what you weigh.
Sent in by miishkaa: I’m not sure if you guys are still taking questions, but I’ll give it a shot. I, unfortunately, have fallen for the typical in-recovery veganism. I am fully aware that it’s disordered, but I can’t seem to shake it off. How do I get over this, and accept that ‘healthy’ eating isn’t good for me, in the end? Hi, The answer may or may not frustrate you, but the only way out...
there-is-more2life: lifebyshannon: One of the more difficult things about recovery is learning how to take responsibility for your actions. Learning how to stop using ‘but I’m an addict/but I’m disordered/but I can’t control it’ as excuses to engage in self-destructive behaviors. Learning how to take back the control that you didn’t think you had and admit that you have every ounce of power...
scienceofeds: Eating Disorder Recovery: Definition of ‘Recovered’ “Being recovered is when the person can accept his or her natural body size and shape and no longer has a self-destructive relationship with food or exercise. When you are recovered, food and weight take a proper perspective in your life, and what you weigh is not more important than who… That’s a very...
Anonymous asked: I'm almost at a healthy weight and have been eating 2000+ calories for the past 6 months or so. However, I'm still obsessed with food - like I'm constantly thinking about recipes, nutrition, looking at food blogs, health blogs.. pre-ED I was really interested in cooking but not quite at this level!! I don't feel very normal and I don't know what to do about it, considering...
Anonymous asked: I am trying to recover and have a phobia of been sick, I am eating about 2500 cals a day and not really gaining (v high metabolism). I want to increase but am scared of been sick and always feel the need to 'save up for later' in case I fill myself up too much (physically and calorie wise) and can't eat for the rest of the day. I think about food a lot but not like I want to eat it,...
Definition of 'Recovered'
“Being recovered is when the person can accept his or her natural body size and shape and no longer has a self-destructive relationship with food or exercise. When you are recovered, food and weight take a proper perspective in your life, and what you weigh is not more important than who you are; in fact, actual numbers are of little or no importance at all. When recovered, you will not...
Anonymous asked: I'm 19 years old. My ED was triggered when I tried to lose weight (I was 40 pounds overweight) a little over two years ago. I never became underweight. I started recovery in November and have maintained the same weight (without restriction) since about January or February. Will I continue to maintain this weight or go back to what I was before this started? I'm now the weight I was at...
Remember that this is not something we do just once or twice. Interrupting our...– Pema Chodron
jennnaismediocre: I have the perfect body because it is mine, and mine alone, and no one has the right to criticize it.
Weight loss does not make people happy. Or peaceful. Being thin does not address...– Geneen Roth
For summer, really.
regenieren: From Michelle in reference to holiday eating. But definitely relevant to summer or always. Especially summer because if I hear “bikini body” again I will hurt someone. “So, here’s the thing: whether or not you are fat, you are the only person who gets to decide what food goes in your mouth, what tastes good, and how much of it makes you feel full and satisfied. No matter how many...
findingthinagain: I think something that I really need to understand is that there’s nothing inherently good or bad about losing weight, just like there’s nothing inherently good or bad about gaining it.