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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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Emotion Recovery

Low Mood / Depression In Recovery

Lately I’ve had more symptoms of depression in this eating disorder recovery. This is not unusual, it would be rare to go through ED recovery without experiencing a low mood! Within an ED, most people have some depression: living in the hollow, cold, isolated & tormented world of illness brings little joy, although when sick […]

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Emotion Recovery

Grieving The Past In Recovery

It is interesting how a certain place can trigger emotions and memories and just being back there can bring things flooding back. Earlier today I had to do something in the next town to where I’m currently living with my family. This meant retuning to a place that holds many memories… These include happy pre […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Emotion Motivation Quotes Recovery

Holding On Through Dark Days

Having survived a few storms lately & aware some of you are in the thick of one now, I thought this quote appropriate & was reflecting more on it. There have been times in this illness & now in recovery, when darkness has descended on me. Sadness, despair, loss of hope, distress so strong I […]

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Emotion Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Restriction Rewiring

Why The Low Mood?

Hitting a little low patch… Throughout this recovery so far, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster but the past 2 days have been tougher than my usual dips. Tears, anxiety, frustration, anger & general pissed off-edness had become my norm, intermixed with feelings of exhilaration, achievement, success & even occasional playfulness! Lately things have been improving […]