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Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring

‘All In’ On Movement?

‘All In’ Challenges but what about Stopping Movement??In the eating disorder recovery community we often talk in black and white about going ‘all in’ in recovery with eating – responding to hunger, facing challenges and food fears etc… BUT what about the movement? Recovery takes rest to allow physical healing and to neurally rewire the […]

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Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Rewiring

Exercise And Movement In Recovery

We get very good at talking about the food side of eating disorder recovery.. eating more, overcoming ‘fear’ foods, facing more situations that we have previously avoided that involve food and this is vital to recover from an eating disorder….However, the parts we are not so good at talking about and most people with an […]

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Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Rewiring

Exercise And Movement In Recovery Part 2

In a decade with an eating disorder I have learnt A LOT about the illness. I have been part of ED communities & involved in advocacy for EDs & mental health. I have read extensively on the topic & have formed my own opinions from a collaboration of all of this. When it comes to […]

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Emotion Fear Foods Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery

Guilt To No Guilt!

Things I WILL NOT feel guilty about having done yesterday (despite what this eating disorder says!): …– Eating well .– Having a Rocky Road slice out with my mum .– Eating sweet goods .– Ice cream on a warm day . .– Iced buns because I was craving them .– Enjoying Chocolate – Cake – […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring

Rigid Routines

It has been an odd day today… I arranged to go and visit my grandparents who are in their 90s this morning and it was important to me to see them and spend time with them. However, I was caught by surprise at the level of anxiety this simple trip caused me… The anxiety too […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Fear Foods Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Rewiring

Small Things Get Easier..

Who knew they made white chocolate Twix?!?Ok, a lot of people did I’m sure but I hadn’t seen them before and so when I spotted them as I was perusing the snackage options in the supermarket this morning I instantly decided, with very little extra mind games involved that I needed to try them! Only […]

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Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery

Lower Level Movement

I want to start talking a bit more about some of the other eating disorder symptoms, aside from the food related ones, that often get overlooked – all that weird stuff those of us with an eating disorder often do, often without realising for a long time that it is illness related. Sitting in the […]