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Emotion Motivation Recovery Rewiring

I Will Celebrate The Fact I Will Recover

Last week Dad bought me this bottle of pink champagne to celebrate something that had happened in my life that should have (and does) offer me hope and will be a way to rebuild my future as I move forwards in recovery. At the point he presented me with the bottle last week I was […]

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Fear Foods Restriction Rewiring

A Custard Slice That Represents Change!

Today’s custard slice. Yes, I have eaten these before…. However, this custard slice reflected another step in my eating disorder recovery. This week, I have gone from despair, high anxiety and at times barely tolerable distress to establishing a new plan and recovery commitment within myself that has left me in a much calmer state […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Fear Foods Motivation Recovery Restriction

I Ate A Whole Pizza!

This pizza was part of lunch yesterday… Yes, yesterday I ate the whole pizza and felt confident and not overly anxious about doing so. I did not compensate before or after. Could I have done this two weeks ago, let alone two months ago ?? NO way!! This marks progress for me and I feel […]

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

Learnings In Recovery Thus Far…

It’s two months today since I set up my Instagram recovery account and a lot has changed in that time. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the things I’ve learnt in recovery so far… – When anxiety is rising it’s usually because the ED has become more powerful, I’m engaging in […]

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Fear Foods Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery

Food That Is Less Than Perfect!

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: A new flavour of Cadbury chocolate out at the moment in the UK. I’m a big fan of chocolate and Cadbury’s and I also enjoy a latte so when I saw this flavour I was quite excited to try it, expecting it to […]

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Motivation Recovery

Markers Of Progress

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: One thing I’ve noticed since starting this renewed recovery effort is that now I’m consistently eating more and my brain is slowly trusting more food is coming regularly, I’m more relaxed about eating faster and less mindfully too. When deep in restricted eating […]