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Anxiety In Recovery Recovery

Walk Into The Fear

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: Eating disorder recovery is exhausting…You have to keep your wits about you at all times. The thoughts of cutting back, being more active, using any small eating disordered behaviour that will keep you stuck can be very sneaky and so automatic that it is […]

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Fear Foods Recovery

Using Negative Emotions To Force Change

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: These cinnamon Danish pastries have been taunting me for a while now… When I see them I keep looking, picking them up, putting them back and allowing the eating disorder that small victory.Today had been a tough day of high anxiety and frustration […]

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Fear Foods Recovery

Life Is Too Short Not To Eat Ice Cream!

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: An eating disorder can rob you of the most basic pleasures in life that so many mindlessly take for granted. Just being able to sit by the sea and enjoy an ice cream when I was deep in the eating disorder meant calculating […]

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Recovery

Diet Foods – Really?!?

What would Julia Child say to today’s diet culture obsessed world?This is one woman who had the best attitude to food!!!

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Fear Foods Recovery

Facing Liquid Calories

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: During my illness with an eating disorder, symptoms have crept into all aspects of my life… fear of eating and weight gain as the big one but this translates into many smaller weird behaviours and ‘rules’. Sitting and enjoying a creamy strawberry frostino […]

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Recovery

Eating Is An Emotional Game!

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: Sometimes allowing myself to eat a food type that I’ve denied myself for so long due to the eating disorder leads to such mixed emotions…– Mourning for all those missed years of delicious eats!– Elation at taking power back from the eating disorder […]

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Recovery

Not Broken!

What pushed you from wanting to recover to taking action to recover?Did you feel completely broken to pieces and therefore in need of rebuilding yourself inside and out?I know I reached that point but I also know the difficult process of recovery will be worth it!

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Recovery

Recovery Ain’t Easy!

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: Recovering from anorexia is exhausting…. the mental gymnastics that can go on are overwhelming, convincing and incredibly confusing most of the time! Thoughts of how much to be eating, when to eat, what to eat, where to eat…If I eat x now then […]

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Recovery

Starting On The Road To Recovery…

A Post Originally Written For Instagram At The Start Of My Recovery: After over a decade of life lost to a powerful eating disorder and attempts at ‘recovery’ that were never sustained, it has taken hitting rock bottom to finally truly understand what recovery is ultimately going to take. It’s no good waiting for the […]

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Fear Foods

Yorkie Bars And Stereotypes!

A Post Originally Written For Instagram At The Start Of My Recovery: Yorkie used to have a slogan… ‘not for girls…’Well that’s crazy talk as I’m a ‘girl’ and they ain’t gonna tell me not to eat them!! This got me thinking though about attitudes and stereotypes in our society and that in the eating […]