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Fear Foods Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring Weight Changes

Reflecting On My Eating Disorder Recovery So Far

I recently published my 200th blog post on this website…  and I started writing these posts when I was at the start of this eating disorder recovery attempt – a time that feels a long time ago in many ways and yet also like it was yesterday.  In fact, it was about 6 months ago! […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Emotion Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Restriction Rewiring Weight Changes

The ‘All In’ Debate In Eating Disorder Recovery

Currently, when we talk about recovery from a restrictive eating disorder, the term ‘all in’ is often used. ‘All in’ is usually referring to the notion that a person will eat to their body’s real demands… not to a meal plan or to another form of prescribed amount of food, but to really give in […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery Restriction Rewiring Weight Changes

Changing Actions Before Thoughts – Rewiring!

Inspired by a recent conversation with a couple of my ED bashing colleagues, I thought I’d write a little post about the importance of changing our actions before expecting our thoughts or beliefs or fears to change. And I believe this is what we call ‘rewiring’, but we talk a lot about rewiring in eating […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery Restriction Rewiring Weight Changes

Detecting, Rejecting And Learning From The Past

This week was always going to be a more challenging one for me, with situations to face that the eating disordered side of my brain finds very hard to cope with. And so, perhaps it was inevitable that the very persuasive and convincing eating disorder generated anxieties, thoughts and beliefs that I experienced would be […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Motivation Recovery Rewiring Weight Changes

Eating Disorders – Mental & Life State – Not Weight As A Marker Of Recovery!

Please can we stop using weight as a marker of diagnosis, severity of illness and recover in eating disorders??

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Eating Disorder Treatment Motivation Recovery Weight Changes

Rock The Curves In Eating Disorder Recovery!

I am not sure if you need to hear this but weight gain is actually ok! Over the past few months, from when I truly started recovery properly, I have gained a reasonable amount of weight and I now have curves and lumps and I have bits of me that are unfamiliar and parts of […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring Weight Changes

When Life Becomes Possible Again In Eating Disorder Recovery

One thing I am finding as I progress through recovery, is that the fears that I needed to force life doors open, or they never would, that I had at the start of recovery or when I was still quite unwell were not grounded. During the years of illness and particularly during the latter years, […]

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Fear Foods Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Restriction Rewiring Weight Changes

Going Life Mad And A Little Bit Crazy In Recovery!!

You know what?  I don’t think I’ve eaten a restaurant meal in almost a decade because of my eating disorder and in this last week I have eaten a proper meal in a restaurant without huge anxiety and without compensating and with being able to be present with the company I was with on more […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery Restriction Rewiring Weight Changes

Addressing Food AND Exercise Compulsions In Recovery At The Same Time?

One of the most common questions about eating disorder recovery that I get a lot and that I asked myself when trying to work out how to approach recovery is do we address all the fears… the eating more food, the resting, the stopping all the other weird s**t we do at the same time..? […]

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Motivation Recovery Weight Changes

Recovery Drifting – Terrifying!

Eating disorder recovery is often described as a journey because… well because it is really.  You certainly don’t just pop a magic pill and the next day you are recovered (if only!!). Eating disorder recovery is generally quite a messy, painful, bumpy process of tears, snot, frustration and quite a lot of food. But it […]