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Eating Disorder Treatment Recovery Treatment Stories

Eating Disorder Treatment – C’s Story

With pride, happiness, strength and a smile, I can say that I have been in recovery for 5 months, and life is pretty great on the other side.  I share with you my story about nutritional and medical rehabilitation where I compare being in the hospital and being in residential treatment.  One place saved my […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Rewiring

Those Around Us Unintentionally Colluding With The Eating Disorder

With an eating disorder, when sick or when recovering, one of the most frustrating and sometimes hurtful things that can happen, is when people around us unintentionally collude with the eating disorder. Those close to us – relatives or friends can be guilty of this, as can health professionals whose job it is to know […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Helen’s Story

I am currently 43 years of age but I first developed anorexia as a teenager I was the stereotypical teenage girl anorexic – food avoidant, hiding under baggy clothing, compulsively exercising in private in my bedroom whenever possible, weighing myself constantly – very much focused on losing weight at all costs, weighing any food that […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Lucy’s Story

I have had a few experiences of inpatient treatment for my eating disorder from ages 13 – 18 years. One of these was a mixed adolescent ward with different young people with a wide range of mental health issues and the others were specialist units for eating disorders. I found all of the places I […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Recovery Treatment Stories

Eating Disorder Treatment Experiences – Sheila’s Story

I live in France and have been inpatient six times for periods ranging from two weeks (I left here as I wasn’t ready) to three months (when I did really try).  There are few positives in my story.  I only stuck with the eating disorder treatment as I was also needing treatment for my mood […]

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Eating Disorder Treatment Recovery

Eating Disorder Treatment Needs To Listen To The Patients

Eating disorder treatment needs to evolve and listen to the patients! Too many people, like myself, are leaving traditional treatment in order to recover because treatment is not providing the treatment approach that is so necessary. Others are taking the eating disorder services offered but having to find the courage to go beyond the teachings […]

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Emotion Motivation Recovery

An Angry Post!!

Today I got very angry at the eating disorder… perhaps nothing unusual about that. But tonight it’s not so much my eating disorder I am angry at. I’m pissed off about every eating disorder out there. I am mad at this illness for the pain I know so well that it has inflicted and is […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Motivation Recovery Rewiring

Recovery As A Staircase!

One thing about eating disorder recovery I have noticed is that I can and I have aimed to do recovery action all in one go- eat freely, rest like a sloth all day, feel fine about gaining weight and as a result heal my brain and body. This is the ideal! If I could have […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Fear Foods Motivation Recovery Restriction Rewiring

Fear Of Being Underfed In Recovery

When accepting help creates terror but it’s not why you think. I have just had one of those dawning moments that make some of the recovery fears a little clearer. I consider myself an inadvertent victim of the traditional treatment I’ve received ‘help’ from in the past. Models where meal plans were barely adequate to […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Fear Foods Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery Rewiring

Eating Disorder Recovery Or Whack A Mole?

If an eating disorder were a living creature I think it would be a weasel (possibly less cute) with countless sneaky tricks it can deploy to distract, confuse, terrify & kill its prey. Recovering from an eating disorder is being vigilant to all the tricks that the ED can deploy to keep us trapped. So […]