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  • Steak 🥩 for my birthday is a new thing now that I’m a hungry girl I used to think Hungry girls must not have self control like I did as I spent much of my life in a fog of anorexia and bulimia, watching every morsel that went into my body and hating myself for eating it. ⁣⁣⁣
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That’s not what I think anymore, at least most days. Eating disorder recovery is a journey. You can’t just put food down forever like alcohol or drugs and why would you? Food can be so delicious and fun, something that I am just realizing now. ⁣I told you I was a late bloomer 😉⁣⁣
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I thought I was so disciplined and in control when I restricted but I was in jail, trapped by fear and isolated by my addiction. ⁣⁣⁣
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Today, as my self love evolves, I see eating nourishing food as the most loving thing I can do, especially after so many years of denial. At 43, I am still making peace with food and my hunger, but no longer scowl at its existence or tense up if someone asks me to dinner— god I would love to go to dinner. Some days I feel more free and adventurous with food, but not always and that’s cool. Because I have made major progress. ⁣⁣⁣
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The thing that got me eating was how freaking amazing on fire my brain was on food. I was a fat phobe, and until 2 years ago, didn’t eat any fat. My brain wasnt shut off and because of it, I couldn’t make smart food choices. I was terrified (truly) of avocado, olive oil and peanut butter. ⁣
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Now, these foods are my go-tos- my mind is working like it’s supposed to 🔥 Oh yeah, my brain and body love red meat. Maybe it’s the Texas in me. Looks like I’ve turned into a hungry girl! ⁣🙋🏼‍♀️⁣⁣
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With a sharp mind, I can fulfill my life’s purpose in a relatable, head nodding way that moves and possible heals. For this reason, I must eat and hopefully, through my writing or IG, I can help other women make peace with food, body, and exercise. I wont let years of shuffling carbs around the plate, calculating macros, and finally believing that fat won’t make me fat go to waste. ⁣⁣⁣
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I am dedicated to my recovery, to my voice and to go have dinnner because I’m hungry again. 🍴🤗🍴
  • Steak 🥩 for my birthday is a new thing now that I’m a hungry girl I used to think Hungry girls must not have self control like I did as I spent much of my life in a fog of anorexia and bulimia, watching every morsel that went into my body and hating myself for eating it. ⁣⁣⁣
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    That’s not what I think anymore, at least most days. Eating disorder recovery is a journey. You can’t just put food down forever like alcohol or drugs and why would you? Food can be so delicious and fun, something that I am just realizing now. ⁣I told you I was a late bloomer 😉⁣⁣
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    I thought I was so disciplined and in control when I restricted but I was in jail, trapped by fear and isolated by my addiction. ⁣⁣⁣
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    Today, as my self love evolves, I see eating nourishing food as the most loving thing I can do, especially after so many years of denial. At 43, I am still making peace with food and my hunger, but no longer scowl at its existence or tense up if someone asks me to dinner— god I would love to go to dinner. Some days I feel more free and adventurous with food, but not always and that’s cool. Because I have made major progress. ⁣⁣⁣
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    The thing that got me eating was how freaking amazing on fire my brain was on food. I was a fat phobe, and until 2 years ago, didn’t eat any fat. My brain wasnt shut off and because of it, I couldn’t make smart food choices. I was terrified (truly) of avocado, olive oil and peanut butter. ⁣

    Now, these foods are my go-tos- my mind is working like it’s supposed to 🔥 Oh yeah, my brain and body love red meat. Maybe it’s the Texas in me. Looks like I’ve turned into a hungry girl! ⁣🙋🏼‍♀️⁣⁣
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    With a sharp mind, I can fulfill my life’s purpose in a relatable, head nodding way that moves and possible heals. For this reason, I must eat and hopefully, through my writing or IG, I can help other women make peace with food, body, and exercise. I wont let years of shuffling carbs around the plate, calculating macros, and finally believing that fat won’t make me fat go to waste. ⁣⁣⁣
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    I am dedicated to my recovery, to my voice and to go have dinnner because I’m hungry again. 🍴🤗🍴

  •  223  8  1 hour ago
  • I made @eatingwith_em double chocolate banana bread last night because I always buy bananas and then have brown ones sitting on my counter...Decided I wanted it to be sweeter and added homemade chocolate frosting. 😆 Honestly I could just eat frosting with a spoon. Anyone else?? 🙋🏼‍♀️ This was the first recipe of Emily’s I’ve tried and I really liked it! Check out her page for the full recipe. .
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On a different note, my therapist is opening back up in June and I am getting so excited to see her after 3 months with no appointments. Giving myself a pat on the back for trying to keep up with everything she’s taught me. Body image has been horrible during this time, yes. But looking at all the wins, I’m proud to keep “feeling the fear and doing it anyway”. .
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#foodfreedom #bananabread #bananabreadrecipe #bakingtherapy #intuitiveeating #edawareness #therapyiscool #recoveryisworthit
  • I made @eatingwith_em double chocolate banana bread last night because I always buy bananas and then have brown ones sitting on my counter...Decided I wanted it to be sweeter and added homemade chocolate frosting. 😆 Honestly I could just eat frosting with a spoon. Anyone else?? 🙋🏼‍♀️ This was the first recipe of Emily’s I’ve tried and I really liked it! Check out her page for the full recipe. .
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    On a different note, my therapist is opening back up in June and I am getting so excited to see her after 3 months with no appointments. Giving myself a pat on the back for trying to keep up with everything she’s taught me. Body image has been horrible during this time, yes. But looking at all the wins, I’m proud to keep “feeling the fear and doing it anyway”. .
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    #foodfreedom #bananabread #bananabreadrecipe #bakingtherapy #intuitiveeating #edawareness #therapyiscool #recoveryisworthit

  •  56  11  1 hour ago
  • I work as a personal trainer and coach nutrition clients, and some of the most common things I hear are statements like “I ate so BAD this week”, “I need to eat more GOOD foods”, “chocolate is BAD”, etc etc etc...
Listen. You have to stop talking about your food like eating it is committing a crime. When you tell yourself (OR OTHERS!) that certain foods are bad or good, you are indirectly sending a message to yourself that you are good or bad when you eat them.....
Guys, that’s just not true. It’s not. It’s just a sign that you have a relationship with food that needs some healing. Food doesn’t have to be a complicated moral dilemma, and you can change that. It just starts with listening to your thoughts and your words when you think or speak about food, then gently correcting yourself.
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Keep an eye out on my page for some new resources I’m working on to help you along this journey.
  • I work as a personal trainer and coach nutrition clients, and some of the most common things I hear are statements like “I ate so BAD this week”, “I need to eat more GOOD foods”, “chocolate is BAD”, etc etc etc...
    Listen. You have to stop talking about your food like eating it is committing a crime. When you tell yourself (OR OTHERS!) that certain foods are bad or good, you are indirectly sending a message to yourself that you are good or bad when you eat them.....
    Guys, that’s just not true. It’s not. It’s just a sign that you have a relationship with food that needs some healing. Food doesn’t have to be a complicated moral dilemma, and you can change that. It just starts with listening to your thoughts and your words when you think or speak about food, then gently correcting yourself.
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    Keep an eye out on my page for some new resources I’m working on to help you along this journey.

  •  25  3  2 hours ago
  • As helping professionals, it is part of our job to recognize and understand issues of justice that impact the people we are working with. It is part of our job to advocate and speak up against systems that are keeping people oppressed. Looking the other way in attempt to avoid getting “too political” is not an option.

This work is inherently political.
  • As helping professionals, it is part of our job to recognize and understand issues of justice that impact the people we are working with. It is part of our job to advocate and speak up against systems that are keeping people oppressed. Looking the other way in attempt to avoid getting “too political” is not an option.

    This work is inherently political.

  •  93  5  2 hours ago
  • “How to have a summer body:⁣
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1. Have a body. ⁣
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2. That’s it. You did it!”⁣
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Here’s to all of you and your beautiful summer bodies, perfect just the way they are. ☀️⁣
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🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏽🤸🏿‍♂️🤸🏽🤸🏼‍♀️⁣
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*in creating this portrait, I referenced an image I found online but wasn’t able to locate the photographer. I’ve changed the people, but if the pose looks familiar to you or you might know the photographer, please let me know so I can credit their image. 💕⁣
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#bodypositivity #bodypositive #selflove #bodypositivemovement #allbodiesaregoodbodies #allbodiesarebeautiful #everybodyisbeautiful #aeriereal ##abilitynotdisability #inclusionmatters #inclusivity #inclusion #recoveringperfectionist #edsupport #edawareness #loveyourbody #loveyourselfquotes
  • “How to have a summer body:⁣

    1. Have a body. ⁣

    2. That’s it. You did it!”⁣

    Here’s to all of you and your beautiful summer bodies, perfect just the way they are. ☀️⁣

    🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏽🤸🏿‍♂️🤸🏽🤸🏼‍♀️⁣

    *in creating this portrait, I referenced an image I found online but wasn’t able to locate the photographer. I’ve changed the people, but if the pose looks familiar to you or you might know the photographer, please let me know so I can credit their image. 💕⁣


    #bodypositivity #bodypositive #selflove #bodypositivemovement #allbodiesaregoodbodies #allbodiesarebeautiful #everybodyisbeautiful #aeriereal # #abilitynotdisability #inclusionmatters #inclusivity #inclusion #recoveringperfectionist #edsupport #edawareness #loveyourbody #loveyourselfquotes

  •  58  0  2 hours ago
  • Thank you all for all the Love!! Thanks for vining with us tonight.. Go get your copy of “Breakin Cycles”.... Link in Bio...
#breakincycles📚 #edawareness
  • Thank you all for all the Love!! Thanks for vining with us tonight.. Go get your copy of “Breakin Cycles”.... Link in Bio...
    #breakincycles📚 #edawareness

  •  26  2  2 hours ago
  • Why do it? Why struggle?? Why put urself in such a shit-feeling position?
Because I don’t want to feel the way I do about a meal. I don’t want to be scared of eating, or what it may do to my wt. and the only way to change that feeling, is by facing it. Showing myself, my brain that I can do it and I’m actually ok. 
And what if my wt is up tomorrow?? What will happen?
I won’t like it, or Ed won’t, I may get anxiety, I may have to really fight Ed, I may feel sad, I may be preoccupied. BUT, I would also still be ok. The day would go on, the evening would come, the next day.... I’d still be me, I’d still be a mom to the most amazing little guy, I’d still be a wife and a friend and a daughter, I’d still be kind and caring. 
And, I will have shown myself that I’m ok. That I faced a challenge, did something that felt so scary, and my life didn’t fall apart. It may have felt absolute shit, but I moved through it and I am still alive. The food didn’t kill me, the discomfort, fear, anxiety didn’t kill me, the number/my weight won’t kill me!

What would I say to myself?
I’m here, I’m here with u, I’ll stay with u and be beside u no matter what. That doesn’t mean it won’t feel scary, it just means ure not alone, and I’ll hold on to u the whole way. That doesn’t mean u won’t feel scared or that it’ll be any easier, but I promise I’ll be here. Because sometimes when things feel really scary, we just don’t wanna be alone. I get there ure scared, and that is ok!! I promise u it’s ok to feel scared, or to feel absolutely ANY way u feel, and I’m not judging u or have u feel at all. 
I also know u can do this. I know that u can do so many of the things ure scared u can’t do, and I want u to know and see that too. I want u to have freedom from these fears. I want u to be able to live the life YOU want, outside of these fears and rules. 
And no matter what u do or don’t do, I’m with u and I will not judge u! No matter what!!
I love u and I’m here for u, and I’ll never leave u. Uve got this.

#edrecovery #edawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery #bestrong #prorecovery #weightrestoration #mylife #edfam #anxiety #strongmom #goals
  • Why do it? Why struggle?? Why put urself in such a shit-feeling position?
    Because I don’t want to feel the way I do about a meal. I don’t want to be scared of eating, or what it may do to my wt. and the only way to change that feeling, is by facing it. Showing myself, my brain that I can do it and I’m actually ok.
    And what if my wt is up tomorrow?? What will happen?
    I won’t like it, or Ed won’t, I may get anxiety, I may have to really fight Ed, I may feel sad, I may be preoccupied. BUT, I would also still be ok. The day would go on, the evening would come, the next day.... I’d still be me, I’d still be a mom to the most amazing little guy, I’d still be a wife and a friend and a daughter, I’d still be kind and caring.
    And, I will have shown myself that I’m ok. That I faced a challenge, did something that felt so scary, and my life didn’t fall apart. It may have felt absolute shit, but I moved through it and I am still alive. The food didn’t kill me, the discomfort, fear, anxiety didn’t kill me, the number/my weight won’t kill me!

    What would I say to myself?
    I’m here, I’m here with u, I’ll stay with u and be beside u no matter what. That doesn’t mean it won’t feel scary, it just means ure not alone, and I’ll hold on to u the whole way. That doesn’t mean u won’t feel scared or that it’ll be any easier, but I promise I’ll be here. Because sometimes when things feel really scary, we just don’t wanna be alone. I get there ure scared, and that is ok!! I promise u it’s ok to feel scared, or to feel absolutely ANY way u feel, and I’m not judging u or have u feel at all.
    I also know u can do this. I know that u can do so many of the things ure scared u can’t do, and I want u to know and see that too. I want u to have freedom from these fears. I want u to be able to live the life YOU want, outside of these fears and rules.
    And no matter what u do or don’t do, I’m with u and I will not judge u! No matter what!!
    I love u and I’m here for u, and I’ll never leave u. Uve got this.

    #edrecovery #edawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery #bestrong #prorecovery #weightrestoration #mylife #edfam #anxiety #strongmom #goals

  •  8  3  2 hours ago
  • Let’s be real, there are a million and one diets out there and a million and one instagram accounts to match them all. You name it, it's out there.

Following health accounts is a great way to stay motivated to stick with a healthy lifestyle. However, in spite of the vast number of diet accounts out there, people are still confused about what they should eat! Albeit, diet culture has come a long way. However, societal influences pressure us into subscribing to a certain diet culture. 
Amidst my health journey, I adopted a vegan diet.  As time went by I noticed my energy levels were depleted and my mood took a plunge, I felt irritated and moody a lot of the time. 
Even then, I continued to stick to a vegan diet because I felt like it was a part of my identity and I loved the community I had become a part of. I didn’t want to give it up, even though I knew I wasn’t getting the nutrition that I needed. 
This internal struggle went on for about a year. I didn’t want people to think if I went back to eating animal products that I didn’t love animals! I was also faced by the hundreds of vegan instagram pages I followed. Scrolling through my feed watching other people successfully eat vegan made me feel like a failure for not sticking with it.

Eventually I came to terms with the fact that a vegan diet didn't work best for ME (notice I said ME, my body) and began adding some animal foods back into my diet. 
The message here is not that veganism is bad, but that societal influences surrounding diet culture should be taken with a grain of salt and are NOT beneficial for every body. You know your body best! Do not feel like you have to subscribe to a diet identity. Focus on whole foods and eat what makes YOU feel your best self!

#unsubscribe #dietculturedropout #dietculturesucks #keto #vegandiet #chooseyou #eatingdisorderawareness #edawareness #eatwholefoods #foodasmedicine #wholefoodsdiet
  • Let’s be real, there are a million and one diets out there and a million and one instagram accounts to match them all. You name it, it's out there.

    Following health accounts is a great way to stay motivated to stick with a healthy lifestyle. However, in spite of the vast number of diet accounts out there, people are still confused about what they should eat! Albeit, diet culture has come a long way. However, societal influences pressure us into subscribing to a certain diet culture.
    Amidst my health journey, I adopted a vegan diet. As time went by I noticed my energy levels were depleted and my mood took a plunge, I felt irritated and moody a lot of the time.
    Even then, I continued to stick to a vegan diet because I felt like it was a part of my identity and I loved the community I had become a part of. I didn’t want to give it up, even though I knew I wasn’t getting the nutrition that I needed.
    This internal struggle went on for about a year. I didn’t want people to think if I went back to eating animal products that I didn’t love animals! I was also faced by the hundreds of vegan instagram pages I followed. Scrolling through my feed watching other people successfully eat vegan made me feel like a failure for not sticking with it.

    Eventually I came to terms with the fact that a vegan diet didn't work best for ME (notice I said ME, my body) and began adding some animal foods back into my diet.
    The message here is not that veganism is bad, but that societal influences surrounding diet culture should be taken with a grain of salt and are NOT beneficial for every body. You know your body best! Do not feel like you have to subscribe to a diet identity. Focus on whole foods and eat what makes YOU feel your best self!

    #unsubscribe #dietculturedropout #dietculturesucks #keto #vegandiet #chooseyou #eatingdisorderawareness #edawareness #eatwholefoods #foodasmedicine #wholefoodsdiet

  •  15  4  2 hours ago
  • I'm done with the deception. I'm done with fooling others to the point where I've deceived myself. 
I've reached my breaking point.

If I don't get my act together, I will lose everything and everyone from this eating disorder. 
I've realized enough is enough. No more millionth second chances. I know I've demolished my body. Destroyed relationships. And stolen years of my life I can't gain back no matter how hard I try.

HOWEVER, what I can do is take these mistakes as opportunities for growth. 
This is my turning point to prove to myself and others that I can overcome the most difficult obstacle I'll ever face in my life. I'll take every meal and challenge my thoughts by partaking in opposite actions. Each snack will suppress the eating disorder; one bite at a time.

There's no time like the present. The moment to recover is now. And I'm ready to commit
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#anorexiarecover #anorexianervosarecovery #anorexiarecovery #anrecovery #anarecovery #anorexiafighter #eatingdisorderawareness #eattobeatit #eatingdisordersupport #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisordersurvivor #edrecovery #eatingdisordercoach #eatingdisorderhelp #eatingdisordercommunity #eatingdisorderhelp #edrecovery #edfam #edfamiliy #edrecoverywarrior #edrecoveryquotes #edrecover #edawareness #intuitiveeating #inspirationalquotes #inspoquotes #learntoloveyourself #recoveryjourney #recoverywarrior
  • I'm done with the deception. I'm done with fooling others to the point where I've deceived myself.
    I've reached my breaking point.

    If I don't get my act together, I will lose everything and everyone from this eating disorder.
    I've realized enough is enough. No more millionth second chances. I know I've demolished my body. Destroyed relationships. And stolen years of my life I can't gain back no matter how hard I try.

    HOWEVER, what I can do is take these mistakes as opportunities for growth.
    This is my turning point to prove to myself and others that I can overcome the most difficult obstacle I'll ever face in my life. I'll take every meal and challenge my thoughts by partaking in opposite actions. Each snack will suppress the eating disorder; one bite at a time.

    There's no time like the present. The moment to recover is now. And I'm ready to commit
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    #anorexiarecover #anorexianervosarecovery #anorexiarecovery #anrecovery #anarecovery #anorexiafighter #eatingdisorderawareness #eattobeatit #eatingdisordersupport #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisordersurvivor #edrecovery #eatingdisordercoach #eatingdisorderhelp #eatingdisordercommunity #eatingdisorderhelp #edrecovery #edfam #edfamiliy #edrecoverywarrior #edrecoveryquotes #edrecover #edawareness #intuitiveeating #inspirationalquotes #inspoquotes #learntoloveyourself #recoveryjourney #recoverywarrior

  •  4  0  3 hours ago
  • WE MIGHT BE IN A PANDEMIC BUT YO’ BODY STILL NEEDS FUEL 👏🏼⁣
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Things are weird right now for everyone. Gyms are closed (or slowly reopening), we’re stuck inside most of the time, and we’re not moving or being as active as we were before this craziness. It’s really easy to fall into the mindset of feeling the need to restrict foods or eat less. ⁣
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Let this be your reminder that your body needs and deserves to be just as fueled and nurtured as it was before this pandemic. If we’re being honest, your body needs it most right now. We’re in a freaking pandemic. It’s okay if you used this time to rest. It’s okay if you didn’t pick up a new hobby, do home workouts everyday, or found yourself hanging out in your pajamas most of the day (🙋🏻‍♀️). Your body is still working, your body is still surviving, and your body still needs to be cherished. ⁣
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Grateful for @snapkitchen because there have been plenty of moments where I’ve lost energy to cook or lacked motivation to whip up something healthy. I’ve tried to stock up on at least a few Snap meals every week, because while I love cooking - I’ve found myself relying on these meals more often. Healthy, tasty, and EASY. ⁣
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Psst.. also my code: “msnazzy” gets you $45 off the meal plans! 💫
  • WE MIGHT BE IN A PANDEMIC BUT YO’ BODY STILL NEEDS FUEL 👏🏼⁣

    Things are weird right now for everyone. Gyms are closed (or slowly reopening), we’re stuck inside most of the time, and we’re not moving or being as active as we were before this craziness. It’s really easy to fall into the mindset of feeling the need to restrict foods or eat less. ⁣

    Let this be your reminder that your body needs and deserves to be just as fueled and nurtured as it was before this pandemic. If we’re being honest, your body needs it most right now. We’re in a freaking pandemic. It’s okay if you used this time to rest. It’s okay if you didn’t pick up a new hobby, do home workouts everyday, or found yourself hanging out in your pajamas most of the day (🙋🏻‍♀️). Your body is still working, your body is still surviving, and your body still needs to be cherished. ⁣

    Grateful for @snapkitchen because there have been plenty of moments where I’ve lost energy to cook or lacked motivation to whip up something healthy. I’ve tried to stock up on at least a few Snap meals every week, because while I love cooking - I’ve found myself relying on these meals more often. Healthy, tasty, and EASY. ⁣

    Psst.. also my code: “msnazzy” gets you $45 off the meal plans! 💫

  •  352  18  3 hours ago
  • I ain't gonna make all my goals this year. 🤦‍♀️There is absolutely no way.
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At the beginning of each year I like to set some goals. Nothing too major because I don't believe that the new year needs any kind of new you.👌🏼 But I do do a little introspection and reflection on what I could improve upon and maintain. ⛅
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But this year, some of those benchmarks will not be met. Because life happens. I haven't been able to save as much money each month as I hoped because I'm out of work for a while. 💰 I've been using some savings. But that's okay. This is what savings are for. I probably won't be able to reach my goal of going on so many dates with a wide variety of people. Why? Because there is nowhere to go and nobody to meet and no good way to socialize. 🤷‍♀️
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And it's okay to grieve the loss of some of those goals. It's fine to be a little bummed or frustrated with these unprecedented times. 😖 And welcome to life, my friend! Where there are ups and downs, rollercoasters and smooth sailing. Where we constantly have to validate and feel and evaluate our circumstances and well-being. But please cut yourself some slack. 💕You're surviving a freaking pandemic. And your mental health matters during this time too.
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What goals are you *not* gonna make this year because of these uncertain #covid19 times!? 👇🏼
  • I ain't gonna make all my goals this year. 🤦‍♀️There is absolutely no way.
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    At the beginning of each year I like to set some goals. Nothing too major because I don't believe that the new year needs any kind of new you.👌🏼 But I do do a little introspection and reflection on what I could improve upon and maintain. ⛅
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    But this year, some of those benchmarks will not be met. Because life happens. I haven't been able to save as much money each month as I hoped because I'm out of work for a while. 💰 I've been using some savings. But that's okay. This is what savings are for. I probably won't be able to reach my goal of going on so many dates with a wide variety of people. Why? Because there is nowhere to go and nobody to meet and no good way to socialize. 🤷‍♀️
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    And it's okay to grieve the loss of some of those goals. It's fine to be a little bummed or frustrated with these unprecedented times. 😖 And welcome to life, my friend! Where there are ups and downs, rollercoasters and smooth sailing. Where we constantly have to validate and feel and evaluate our circumstances and well-being. But please cut yourself some slack. 💕You're surviving a freaking pandemic. And your mental health matters during this time too.
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    What goals are you *not* gonna make this year because of these uncertain #covid19 times!? 👇🏼

  •  27  2  4 hours ago
  • Lately, I’ve been seeing a ton of ads for detox teas or exercise programs with the opening line, “is your body swimsuit ready?” This phrase has never made sense to me. If you have a body and a swimsuit, you’re ready. It is disgusting that companies that aid in weight loss are willing to body shame and bully people into buying their products. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE IN. These companies play into systemic fatphobia and use manipulative tactics to sell products. By refusing to give into them, you are making it harder for them to spread, therefore helping to spread body positivity and acceptance. 
You do not have to look like a model or chase an unrealistic standard for your body in order to enjoy your summer or feel confident. You are beautiful and you deserve to feel comfortable in your body.

#recovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #recoverywarrior #edrecoverywarrior #healing #mentalhealth #mentalheathawareness #edawareness #eatingdisorderawareness #recoveryispossible #recoverysupport #eatingdisordersupport #support #mentalhealthrecovery
  • Lately, I’ve been seeing a ton of ads for detox teas or exercise programs with the opening line, “is your body swimsuit ready?” This phrase has never made sense to me. If you have a body and a swimsuit, you’re ready. It is disgusting that companies that aid in weight loss are willing to body shame and bully people into buying their products. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE IN. These companies play into systemic fatphobia and use manipulative tactics to sell products. By refusing to give into them, you are making it harder for them to spread, therefore helping to spread body positivity and acceptance.
    You do not have to look like a model or chase an unrealistic standard for your body in order to enjoy your summer or feel confident. You are beautiful and you deserve to feel comfortable in your body.

    #recovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #recoverywarrior #edrecoverywarrior #healing #mentalhealth #mentalheathawareness #edawareness #eatingdisorderawareness #recoveryispossible #recoverysupport #eatingdisordersupport #support #mentalhealthrecovery

  •  50  0  4 hours ago
  • I hated the way I looked yesterday when my boyfriend took this photo.
I preach self love & I have my days where I struggle with it. Hard.
There. I said it 🗣
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He told me a million times how beautiful I looked.
It didn’t matter. I could counter his compliment with just about anything.
It happens.
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I love my body most days. I’ve worked so hard for it.
But, as someone that’s struggled with body image almost my entire life & disordered eating for half of it,
it’s hard to see changes & weight gain
(even knowing it will contribute to my success this season)
& I’d be lying to you if I told you anything else.
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You’re not alone.
But you are enough.
You are worthy.
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And you deserve someone to tell you how good your butt looks, even on the days you don’t think so 😘
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PS
@ptulaactive sneak peek 👀
June 4th!
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supplements : @efxsports
@bullfrognutrition
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#ptulaactive #ptula #ptulafamily #efxsports #bullfrognutrition #bodyimage #bopowarrior #edawareness #bodyimageissues #cbus #cbusgram #614fit #614fitness #disorderedeating #disorderedeatingrecovery
  • I hated the way I looked yesterday when my boyfriend took this photo.
    I preach self love & I have my days where I struggle with it. Hard.
    There. I said it 🗣
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    He told me a million times how beautiful I looked.
    It didn’t matter. I could counter his compliment with just about anything.
    It happens.
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    I love my body most days. I’ve worked so hard for it.
    But, as someone that’s struggled with body image almost my entire life & disordered eating for half of it,
    it’s hard to see changes & weight gain
    (even knowing it will contribute to my success this season)
    & I’d be lying to you if I told you anything else.
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    You’re not alone.
    But you are enough.
    You are worthy.
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    And you deserve someone to tell you how good your butt looks, even on the days you don’t think so 😘
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    PS
    @ptulaactive sneak peek 👀
    June 4th!
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    supplements : @efxsports
    @bullfrognutrition
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    #ptulaactive #ptula #ptulafamily #efxsports #bullfrognutrition #bodyimage #bopowarrior #edawareness #bodyimageissues #cbus #cbusgram #614fit #614fitness #disorderedeating #disorderedeatingrecovery

  •  745  32  4 hours ago
  • I like this filter because the middle butterfly kinda covers my ginormous nose 😂
To my fellow restrictive ed peoples, does anyone else not really want to lose weight??? 🤔
Ive been asking myself this question lately because Ive come to terms with the fact that Im still gonna be less than pretty after reaching my gw, yet I also really dont want to gain weight 😖
I also feel an intense need for structure, which Ive led myself to believe my ed gives me ᵈᵉˢᵖᶦᵗᵉ ᵗʰᵉ ᶠᵃᶜᵗ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᵐʸ ᵉᵈ ᵗᵃᵏᵉˢ ᵐᵒʳᵉ ᵗʰᵃⁿ ᶦᵗ ᵍᶦᵛᵉˢ
I dunno, Ive been low restricting for a bit now, so my brains feels all sorts of wonky, and I catch myself thinking all sorts of nonsense 🤷‍♂️
Also, I cut my own hair recently, and I think it looks fine in this picture, but its definitely a mess irl 😬
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  • I like this filter because the middle butterfly kinda covers my ginormous nose 😂
    To my fellow restrictive ed peoples, does anyone else not really want to lose weight??? 🤔
    Ive been asking myself this question lately because Ive come to terms with the fact that Im still gonna be less than pretty after reaching my gw, yet I also really dont want to gain weight 😖
    I also feel an intense need for structure, which Ive led myself to believe my ed gives me ᵈᵉˢᵖᶦᵗᵉ ᵗʰᵉ ᶠᵃᶜᵗ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᵐʸ ᵉᵈ ᵗᵃᵏᵉˢ ᵐᵒʳᵉ ᵗʰᵃⁿ ᶦᵗ ᵍᶦᵛᵉˢ
    I dunno, Ive been low restricting for a bit now, so my brains feels all sorts of wonky, and I catch myself thinking all sorts of nonsense 🤷‍♂️
    Also, I cut my own hair recently, and I think it looks fine in this picture, but its definitely a mess irl 😬




    Tags: #anorexia #anorexiaproblems #anorexianervosarecovery #anorexiasucks #anorexiarecovering #anorexiasupport #edrecovering #edstruggles #edsupport #edawareness #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisordersupport #eatingdisorderecovery #eatingdisordered

  •  12  1  4 hours ago
  • Let’s talk about self care!

Especially now, self care is so important. We’re often led to believe that self care is taking a bubble bath or doing a face mask. While these things can absolutely make us feel good, self care looks different for everyone.

For some, self care might be taking a nap, eating a full meal, or drinking a glass of water. For some, it might look like cleaning their room, taking a shower, or brushing their teeth. It could be working on a project that you’ve been stressing about, and it could be taking a break from a project you’ve been working hard on. It can be as simple as changing clothes, calling a friend, or going for a drive. 
No matter what it looks like for you, it is always important to practice self care so we can grow and flourish.
  • Let’s talk about self care!

    Especially now, self care is so important. We’re often led to believe that self care is taking a bubble bath or doing a face mask. While these things can absolutely make us feel good, self care looks different for everyone.

    For some, self care might be taking a nap, eating a full meal, or drinking a glass of water. For some, it might look like cleaning their room, taking a shower, or brushing their teeth. It could be working on a project that you’ve been stressing about, and it could be taking a break from a project you’ve been working hard on. It can be as simple as changing clothes, calling a friend, or going for a drive.
    No matter what it looks like for you, it is always important to practice self care so we can grow and flourish.

  •  1  1  4 hours ago
  • excuses is something my ED will never run out of. excuses like “but you’re not hungry” “but you’re bloated” “but this isn’t your favorite food” “you’re too tired to eat” “you’re too sad to eat” and many more. but guess what those are just excuses you don’t have to believe it. my ED loves to make excuses whenever it is possible. my meal plan has snack ideas, one of them was graham crackers with peanut butter. i don’t like peanut butter so the first ED thought was “since you don’t like peanut butter” just have the crackers” but i knew that wasn’t a proper snack so instead of listening to that  excuse i went and got some hummus and celery to have a real snack, that isn’t controlled by my ED.
  • excuses is something my ED will never run out of. excuses like “but you’re not hungry” “but you’re bloated” “but this isn’t your favorite food” “you’re too tired to eat” “you’re too sad to eat” and many more. but guess what those are just excuses you don’t have to believe it. my ED loves to make excuses whenever it is possible. my meal plan has snack ideas, one of them was graham crackers with peanut butter. i don’t like peanut butter so the first ED thought was “since you don’t like peanut butter” just have the crackers” but i knew that wasn’t a proper snack so instead of listening to that excuse i went and got some hummus and celery to have a real snack, that isn’t controlled by my ED.

  •  6  2  5 hours ago
  • You can honor ALL forms of hunger.❤️
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••Physical hunger often gets made to be the “only” form of hunger we should act on. We hear the “eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full” idea, but this ignores so many facets of being a human and instead assumes we are some sort of robot.
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1️⃣Physical hunger: Your body’s way of communicating that it needs food through objective measures such as stomach growling, preoccupation with food, etc. Honoring that is such an amazing form of self care.
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However, physical hunger isn’t the only form of hunger that we should attend to.
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2️⃣Practical Hunger: Takes into account times in which we know we need to eat something, even though we might not be physically hungry at the time🕖
—Ex: An athlete has a workout at 6:00 am and isn’t hungry but knows they need some fuel in their tank before starting⛽️
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3️⃣Emotional Hunger: When an unmet emotional need manifests as a desire to eat food
—There is a lot of stigma around emotional eating. Emotional eating is completely normal, valid, and often comforting. It’s not a ‘bad’ or ‘out of control action.’ If it’s the onlyyyy way someone copes with emotions, it’s probably worth looking into - being able to have various coping strategies is important; ignoring emotional hunger is NOT.🙅🏻‍♀️
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4️⃣Taste Hunger: When ya just want something because, ya know, it tastes delicious. SO 👏🏼VALID👏🏼
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✅Tuning into all forms of hunger, acknowledging them, and honoring them can be a process, but refusing to buy in to diet culture’s standards for hunger will 100% allow you to take care of yourself in a way that diet culture never will.❤️
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Post inspired by @rdrealtalk most recent podcast. So good!
  • You can honor ALL forms of hunger.❤️
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    ••Physical hunger often gets made to be the “only” form of hunger we should act on. We hear the “eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full” idea, but this ignores so many facets of being a human and instead assumes we are some sort of robot.
    .
    1️⃣Physical hunger: Your body’s way of communicating that it needs food through objective measures such as stomach growling, preoccupation with food, etc. Honoring that is such an amazing form of self care.
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    However, physical hunger isn’t the only form of hunger that we should attend to.
    .
    2️⃣Practical Hunger: Takes into account times in which we know we need to eat something, even though we might not be physically hungry at the time🕖
    —Ex: An athlete has a workout at 6:00 am and isn’t hungry but knows they need some fuel in their tank before starting⛽️
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    3️⃣Emotional Hunger: When an unmet emotional need manifests as a desire to eat food
    —There is a lot of stigma around emotional eating. Emotional eating is completely normal, valid, and often comforting. It’s not a ‘bad’ or ‘out of control action.’ If it’s the onlyyyy way someone copes with emotions, it’s probably worth looking into - being able to have various coping strategies is important; ignoring emotional hunger is NOT.🙅🏻‍♀️
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    4️⃣Taste Hunger: When ya just want something because, ya know, it tastes delicious. SO 👏🏼VALID👏🏼
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    ✅Tuning into all forms of hunger, acknowledging them, and honoring them can be a process, but refusing to buy in to diet culture’s standards for hunger will 100% allow you to take care of yourself in a way that diet culture never will.❤️
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    Post inspired by @rdrealtalk most recent podcast. So good!

  •  44  6  6 hours ago
  • While there isn’t a ton of good that has come out of the #pandemic, I think a shared sentiment is that #selfquarantine has encouraged us to reconnect with friends & family and has fostered intentionality, thoughtfulness, and sincerity in our relationships This has definitely been true for me, and I’ve never felt closer to my loved ones despite physically being away from them for months. I’ve been reflecting on the ways in which Ryan and I strengthened our relationship throughout quarantine, and in honor of his birthday 🎉 today I’m sharing some of my thoughts!
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Before I moved to California earlier this year, Ryan and I were #longdistance and pretty much only saw each other for quick weekend trips (which usually involved attending a wedding). My first weekend here we were enjoying relaxing on the couch together and couldn’t even remember the last time we had done that. Needless to say we were soaking up every second of our long awaited quality time even before we began self-quarantining together.
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Going into quarantine we knew we’d be together all day, everyday and didn’t want to take our quality time for granted after waiting so long for it. We made it a point to be intentional with one another everyday. We provided support and navigated the uncertainty of this strange, confusing time together. We planned at-home dates for each other like an indoor camping night and a Christmas themed night. We read books aloud to each other. We built our wedding website. We baked and cooked up a storm. We’ve grown- both independently and as a couple- so much over the past few months, and this flourishing couldn’t be more timely as we prepare to get married next year.
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Even in my new #blogging endeavor Ryan has supported me every step of the way, and I probably wouldn’t have started without his encouragement. Quarantine has reaffirmed that there is no better life partner for me than Ryan. I’ll never stop thanking God for blessing me with the opportunity to have him as my teammate. I celebrate him and our relationship today and everyday. Happy birthday, Ryan! 💙🎊🥂
  • While there isn’t a ton of good that has come out of the #pandemic, I think a shared sentiment is that #selfquarantine has encouraged us to reconnect with friends & family and has fostered intentionality, thoughtfulness, and sincerity in our relationships This has definitely been true for me, and I’ve never felt closer to my loved ones despite physically being away from them for months. I’ve been reflecting on the ways in which Ryan and I strengthened our relationship throughout quarantine, and in honor of his birthday 🎉 today I’m sharing some of my thoughts!
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Before I moved to California earlier this year, Ryan and I were #longdistance and pretty much only saw each other for quick weekend trips (which usually involved attending a wedding). My first weekend here we were enjoying relaxing on the couch together and couldn’t even remember the last time we had done that. Needless to say we were soaking up every second of our long awaited quality time even before we began self-quarantining together.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Going into quarantine we knew we’d be together all day, everyday and didn’t want to take our quality time for granted after waiting so long for it. We made it a point to be intentional with one another everyday. We provided support and navigated the uncertainty of this strange, confusing time together. We planned at-home dates for each other like an indoor camping night and a Christmas themed night. We read books aloud to each other. We built our wedding website. We baked and cooked up a storm. We’ve grown- both independently and as a couple- so much over the past few months, and this flourishing couldn’t be more timely as we prepare to get married next year.
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    Even in my new #blogging endeavor Ryan has supported me every step of the way, and I probably wouldn’t have started without his encouragement. Quarantine has reaffirmed that there is no better life partner for me than Ryan. I’ll never stop thanking God for blessing me with the opportunity to have him as my teammate. I celebrate him and our relationship today and everyday. Happy birthday, Ryan! 💙🎊🥂

  •  61  20  6 hours ago
  • 🦋 NEW BLOG POST!! 🦋
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This past week I wrote about tips for healing, working through and processing your emotions and anxiety (especially during these times).
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I wanted to give tangible tools that people can use right now to help them through anything they may be feeling.
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There is no blueprint, or “answer”..... but, I know I myself have used and continue to use these practices in order to help me.
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To read it, click the link in my bio/website and all my Blog Articles are under that tab.
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Keep reaching out and supporting one another-it DOES make a difference!
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#newblogpost #mentalhealthblog #edblog #anxietysupport #covidsupport #emotionalwellbeing #edawareness #hfhcoaches #hungryforhappiness #mindbodysoul #toolsforsupport #wellnesscoaching #edcoach #prorecovery #inbodylove_coaching
  • 🦋 NEW BLOG POST!! 🦋
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    This past week I wrote about tips for healing, working through and processing your emotions and anxiety (especially during these times).
    ❤️
    I wanted to give tangible tools that people can use right now to help them through anything they may be feeling.
    ❤️
    There is no blueprint, or “answer”..... but, I know I myself have used and continue to use these practices in order to help me.
    ❤️
    To read it, click the link in my bio/website and all my Blog Articles are under that tab.
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    Keep reaching out and supporting one another-it DOES make a difference!
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    #newblogpost #mentalhealthblog #edblog #anxietysupport #covidsupport #emotionalwellbeing #edawareness #hfhcoaches #hungryforhappiness #mindbodysoul #toolsforsupport #wellnesscoaching #edcoach #prorecovery #inbodylove_coaching

  •  109  1  6 hours ago
  • MY NEW MISSION IS OVER AT @educateduk ✨ something I've wanted to do for sooo long is raise awareness of eating disorders, not just online, but to those not even asking for it.
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we're all here in the ED recovery community, and it's great, but for the most part we don't need an education. we have lived experience of eating disorders, we have lived with the symptoms and consequences. i want to push our message further about eating disorders, the myths, and the takeaway being that recovery IS a thing and that it is possible. ••
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I've finally taken the leap to come up with this little organisation (aka just me) to raise awareness in schools in my region, and i hope that i can eventually recruit volunteers from around the UK to spread the message too. I've been working on a presentation that will be standard and delivered in schools, and I will go around them to speak to the students and be the voice that I needed as a scared 14 year old with an eating disorder. ••
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If you want to follow it and support my mission, please do! For now I'll just be posting pro recovery, informative posts and tips - general positivity and all that jazz. Here's to debunking ED stereotypes and making this illness a discussion!! @educateduk
  • MY NEW MISSION IS OVER AT @educateduk ✨ something I've wanted to do for sooo long is raise awareness of eating disorders, not just online, but to those not even asking for it.
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    we're all here in the ED recovery community, and it's great, but for the most part we don't need an education. we have lived experience of eating disorders, we have lived with the symptoms and consequences. i want to push our message further about eating disorders, the myths, and the takeaway being that recovery IS a thing and that it is possible. ••
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    I've finally taken the leap to come up with this little organisation (aka just me) to raise awareness in schools in my region, and i hope that i can eventually recruit volunteers from around the UK to spread the message too. I've been working on a presentation that will be standard and delivered in schools, and I will go around them to speak to the students and be the voice that I needed as a scared 14 year old with an eating disorder. ••
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    If you want to follow it and support my mission, please do! For now I'll just be posting pro recovery, informative posts and tips - general positivity and all that jazz. Here's to debunking ED stereotypes and making this illness a discussion!! @educateduk

  •  10  4  6 hours ago
  • I have one goal in mind with "education" - to raise awareness of eating disorders, specifically in institutions such as schools throughout the UK. ••
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I want education to be the voice that i didn't have when i was a confused 14 year old, googling things like "why am i scared of eating?" and emailing the amazing @beatedsupport about my situation. Throughout the entirety of my school career, I cannot recall a time that Eating Disorders were a topic of discussion; not in PSHE (I think that added a C into the mix, PSHCE?), or any other lesson. So, I was left feeling like it wasn't important or that EDs were not something to be spoken about, and therefore I delayed speaking out to get help. ••
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To have heared someone say "this is what an eating disorder looks like, these are the potential impacts, & this is what you can do about it" may have been a turning point for me. Maybe then I might have accepted help sooner or felt like it was something that I was allowed to talk about. Similarly, if people are educated about EDs it may not only help the individual who is struggling, but also help those not affected potentially recognise signs within relatives or friends. ••
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I endeavour to raise awareness (when schools reopen!) and educate young people about eating disorders, to be the voice that i so desperately needed, to debunk myths and hopefully make an impact.
  • I have one goal in mind with "education" - to raise awareness of eating disorders, specifically in institutions such as schools throughout the UK. ••
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    I want education to be the voice that i didn't have when i was a confused 14 year old, googling things like "why am i scared of eating?" and emailing the amazing @beatedsupport about my situation. Throughout the entirety of my school career, I cannot recall a time that Eating Disorders were a topic of discussion; not in PSHE (I think that added a C into the mix, PSHCE?), or any other lesson. So, I was left feeling like it wasn't important or that EDs were not something to be spoken about, and therefore I delayed speaking out to get help. ••
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    To have heared someone say "this is what an eating disorder looks like, these are the potential impacts, & this is what you can do about it" may have been a turning point for me. Maybe then I might have accepted help sooner or felt like it was something that I was allowed to talk about. Similarly, if people are educated about EDs it may not only help the individual who is struggling, but also help those not affected potentially recognise signs within relatives or friends. ••
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    I endeavour to raise awareness (when schools reopen!) and educate young people about eating disorders, to be the voice that i so desperately needed, to debunk myths and hopefully make an impact.

  •  10  2  6 hours ago
  • This. Is. Everything. 😍 My why. Why I continue to work on myself and why I do the work that I do. May we all find such joy for life every single day. It doesn’t need to be complicated.
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What is your why?
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#mywhy
  • This. Is. Everything. 😍 My why. Why I continue to work on myself and why I do the work that I do. May we all find such joy for life every single day. It doesn’t need to be complicated.

    What is your why?

    #mywhy

  •  72  9  7 hours ago
  • MY REASONS TO RECOVER

I have been struggling quite a lot in the last few days, so I decided to make a list of the reasons why I should recover to keep me motivated. 🌸 To eat out with my family and friends
🌸 To be able to exercise again
🌸 To get my period back
🌸 To not be always moody
🌸 To spend time with my loved ones without fearing their judgements
🌸 To enjoy parties
🌸 To become my old friendly self
🌸 To find the strenght to sing and play the piano again
🌸 To love and accept my body
🌸 To not feel guilty every time I eat
🌸 To eat popcorn and coke at the movie
🌸 To have pizza and enjoy it
🌸 To eat fast food
🌸 To eat what I want and not what my mealplan tells me to
🌸 To eat nutella and chocolate without hating myself
🌸 To travel
🌸 To attend university
🌸 To make my old self proud
🌸 To be healthy
🌸 To stop obsessing over calories
🌸 To be happy
🌸 To wear shorts without my father telling me I don't look good
🌸 To not have people telling me I am way too skinny
🌸 To not have headaches all the time
🌸  Because I am worth so much more than what my ED makes me believe
🌸 Because I deserve to eat and follow my cravings

#deats : Ice cream •
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#edrecovery #whatieatinaday #aesthetic #anorexia #mealplan #glowup #glowupchallenge #mentalillness #edfam #recovery #food #fooddiary #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #edawareness #edrecoverywarrior #foodismedicine #foodisfuel #anorexiarecovery #edfighter #foodfreedom #lunch #foodisfuel #cibosano #eatingdisorderrecovery #anoressia #strongnotskinny #foodie #foodphotography #bible
  • MY REASONS TO RECOVER

    I have been struggling quite a lot in the last few days, so I decided to make a list of the reasons why I should recover to keep me motivated. 🌸 To eat out with my family and friends
    🌸 To be able to exercise again
    🌸 To get my period back
    🌸 To not be always moody
    🌸 To spend time with my loved ones without fearing their judgements
    🌸 To enjoy parties
    🌸 To become my old friendly self
    🌸 To find the strenght to sing and play the piano again
    🌸 To love and accept my body
    🌸 To not feel guilty every time I eat
    🌸 To eat popcorn and coke at the movie
    🌸 To have pizza and enjoy it
    🌸 To eat fast food
    🌸 To eat what I want and not what my mealplan tells me to
    🌸 To eat nutella and chocolate without hating myself
    🌸 To travel
    🌸 To attend university
    🌸 To make my old self proud
    🌸 To be healthy
    🌸 To stop obsessing over calories
    🌸 To be happy
    🌸 To wear shorts without my father telling me I don't look good
    🌸 To not have people telling me I am way too skinny
    🌸 To not have headaches all the time
    🌸 Because I am worth so much more than what my ED makes me believe
    🌸 Because I deserve to eat and follow my cravings

    #deats : Ice cream •




    #edrecovery #whatieatinaday #aesthetic #anorexia #mealplan #glowup #glowupchallenge #mentalillness #edfam #recovery #food #fooddiary #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #edawareness #edrecoverywarrior #foodismedicine #foodisfuel #anorexiarecovery #edfighter #foodfreedom #lunch #foodisfuel #cibosano #eatingdisorderrecovery #anoressia #strongnotskinny #foodie #foodphotography #bible

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  • The 2 meter rule can stick around after lockdown is lifted as far as I’m concerned 🌝 
In case anyone reading this is feeling guilty for eating food or gaining a little bit of weight in this period, you’re not on your own because ME TOO! Self love is a looooong journey and I think a lot of us are in the same (very rocky) boat at the moment. Some boats might be rockier than others and that’s completely ok, just remember 1️⃣ food is your friend - your body still needs it even if you’re stuck in the house 2️⃣ drinking enough water is especially important in this hot weather - especially ESPECIALLY important if you feel like you need a lil cry (everyone needs a cry sometimes so don’t feel guilty for that) 3️⃣ tomorrow is a new day for a fresh start if things didn’t go great today 💛🌙✨
  • The 2 meter rule can stick around after lockdown is lifted as far as I’m concerned 🌝
    In case anyone reading this is feeling guilty for eating food or gaining a little bit of weight in this period, you’re not on your own because ME TOO! Self love is a looooong journey and I think a lot of us are in the same (very rocky) boat at the moment. Some boats might be rockier than others and that’s completely ok, just remember 1️⃣ food is your friend - your body still needs it even if you’re stuck in the house 2️⃣ drinking enough water is especially important in this hot weather - especially ESPECIALLY important if you feel like you need a lil cry (everyone needs a cry sometimes so don’t feel guilty for that) 3️⃣ tomorrow is a new day for a fresh start if things didn’t go great today 💛🌙✨

  •  121  3  7 hours ago
  • Tea 💜
I know this portion is small but I am working on it 🥰I had a salad consisting of lettuce, cucumber, tuna, tomatoes and beetroot😋I enjoyed it , and snack was another ice cream sundae 🥰mums challenging me again tommorrow to have my snack of ice cream sundae and milkshake again🥺and I’m stressing about it already , but we will see how it goes tommorrow , hope you’ve all had a good day🤗
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  • Tea 💜
    I know this portion is small but I am working on it 🥰I had a salad consisting of lettuce, cucumber, tuna, tomatoes and beetroot😋I enjoyed it , and snack was another ice cream sundae 🥰mums challenging me again tommorrow to have my snack of ice cream sundae and milkshake again🥺and I’m stressing about it already , but we will see how it goes tommorrow , hope you’ve all had a good day🤗

    #anorexia #anorexiafood #anorexiarecoverymeal #anorexiarecover #anafight #ana #anorexianervosarecovery #anorexiafighter #anorexiasucks #anorexianevosa #ed #edrecoverycommunity #edrecoveryfamily #edrecovering #edwontwin #edawareness #beatinganorexia #food #salad #followforfollowback #lfl #likeforlikes #followme #followers #anorexiasurvivor #anorexìanervosarecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisordersupport #eatingdisorderawarenessweek

  •  40  5  7 hours ago
  • EATING DISORDER RECOVERY WIN🌻 Please excuse my teary face in the last picture but they’re happy tears! After abusing my body due to Bulimia starving myself of food, nutrients and vitamins, my hair started to fall out severely. It was so thin and would just break off while brushing or come out in lumps in the shower. Three years ago I got a weave to hide how awful my hair was and always used it as a security blanket as I was so self conscious. Due to lockdown I’ve had to remove my weave for the time being and was so nervous about how my hair would look. I couldn’t believe it when I looked in the mirror and saw how much it’s grown🥺🤭. To think my mind made me believe that starving myself would make me look & feel better when in reality it was making my health deteriorate both physically and mentally. It may be an insignificant detail to some but to see a change in something I was so self conscious about for years just by fuelling my body with food again made me so emotional! Recovery from an eating disorder is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but seeing these changes makes it all worth while. Depriving your body of food is not worth it, being healthy & happy is!🌻💛
  • EATING DISORDER RECOVERY WIN🌻 Please excuse my teary face in the last picture but they’re happy tears! After abusing my body due to Bulimia starving myself of food, nutrients and vitamins, my hair started to fall out severely. It was so thin and would just break off while brushing or come out in lumps in the shower. Three years ago I got a weave to hide how awful my hair was and always used it as a security blanket as I was so self conscious. Due to lockdown I’ve had to remove my weave for the time being and was so nervous about how my hair would look. I couldn’t believe it when I looked in the mirror and saw how much it’s grown🥺🤭. To think my mind made me believe that starving myself would make me look & feel better when in reality it was making my health deteriorate both physically and mentally. It may be an insignificant detail to some but to see a change in something I was so self conscious about for years just by fuelling my body with food again made me so emotional! Recovery from an eating disorder is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but seeing these changes makes it all worth while. Depriving your body of food is not worth it, being healthy & happy is!🌻💛

  •  170  29  8 hours ago
  • Figured I'd do an update on things because it's been a few weeks since I posted 
I had my phone call with the psychiatrist from TGH today and it went better than I expected. Did the usual talking about where I'm at, what symptoms I'm struggling with and how often, history of my  ED that sort of stuff. Thankfully he had some stuff sent over from my family doctor that gave background on things so there was a lot he already knew from that. We talked about different options of treatment and in the end I advocated for what I needed and it was decided that I will be put on the waitlist for their inpatient program. He also said that because I dont really have any supports or therapy right now that he will try to check in with me every couple weeks while I'm on the waitlist so that was a big surprise but I'm thankful for that opportunity.  I talk to the psychologist from my cities program tomorrow at 3 so hopefully he will have an idea of time frame for their opening but at this point it's just a waiting game to see which treatment centre I'll end up at but at least having my name on the inpatient list I know that even if it's still months away from our program opening up I will have the opportunity for treatment one way or another. Whichever comes first at this point but it's taken some of the stress off of me. 
In terms of my mood I've actually had some progress and improvements which I'm thankful for ! The latuda seems to be helping, I've noticed an increase in my baseline mood, more motivation and slightly more energy than I usually have (altho bc of the ED I still feel dead half the time lmao) we are giving it another month to see how things go and then we will look at adding in the lamotrigine to stabalize things but I'm feeling content with how the meds are working right now I'm happy we tried this different approach because it was the right choice #edawareness #follow4follow #followforfollow #foodisfuel #eatittobeatit #bulimiarecovery #fuckana #fuckmia #fearfood #challengefoods #residential #edrecovery #anorexiarecovery #ednosrecovery #eatingdisorder #recovery #update #honest #realside
  • Figured I'd do an update on things because it's been a few weeks since I posted
    I had my phone call with the psychiatrist from TGH today and it went better than I expected. Did the usual talking about where I'm at, what symptoms I'm struggling with and how often, history of my ED that sort of stuff. Thankfully he had some stuff sent over from my family doctor that gave background on things so there was a lot he already knew from that. We talked about different options of treatment and in the end I advocated for what I needed and it was decided that I will be put on the waitlist for their inpatient program. He also said that because I dont really have any supports or therapy right now that he will try to check in with me every couple weeks while I'm on the waitlist so that was a big surprise but I'm thankful for that opportunity. I talk to the psychologist from my cities program tomorrow at 3 so hopefully he will have an idea of time frame for their opening but at this point it's just a waiting game to see which treatment centre I'll end up at but at least having my name on the inpatient list I know that even if it's still months away from our program opening up I will have the opportunity for treatment one way or another. Whichever comes first at this point but it's taken some of the stress off of me.
    In terms of my mood I've actually had some progress and improvements which I'm thankful for ! The latuda seems to be helping, I've noticed an increase in my baseline mood, more motivation and slightly more energy than I usually have (altho bc of the ED I still feel dead half the time lmao) we are giving it another month to see how things go and then we will look at adding in the lamotrigine to stabalize things but I'm feeling content with how the meds are working right now I'm happy we tried this different approach because it was the right choice #edawareness #follow4follow #followforfollow #foodisfuel #eatittobeatit #bulimiarecovery #fuckana #fuckmia #fearfood #challengefoods #residential #edrecovery #anorexiarecovery #ednosrecovery #eatingdisorder #recovery #update #honest #realside

  •  27  5  8 hours ago
  • At what point did society decide that it was socially acceptable to talk about physical health but not acceptable to talk about mental health?
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There are ads, billboards, and products galore promising to detox your system or melt away fat. No one blinks an eye if you break your arm or pull a muscle. But the minute you try to talk about depression, anxiety, etc, it’s like a deer in the headlights.
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I’ve been hushed and told that “it wasn’t the time or place” to talk about those things. But those are the things we need to talk about most. No good is coming of brushing things under the rug and pretending everything is alright.
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  • At what point did society decide that it was socially acceptable to talk about physical health but not acceptable to talk about mental health?
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    There are ads, billboards, and products galore promising to detox your system or melt away fat. No one blinks an eye if you break your arm or pull a muscle. But the minute you try to talk about depression, anxiety, etc, it’s like a deer in the headlights.
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    I’ve been hushed and told that “it wasn’t the time or place” to talk about those things. But those are the things we need to talk about most. No good is coming of brushing things under the rug and pretending everything is alright.
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    Sweet Cheeks is committed to giving back. 10% of every purchase is donated to support the mental health & eating disorder communities!
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    #mentalhealth #selflove #mentalhealthmatters #edawareness #reversehate #benice #sweetcheeksapparel #loveyourcheeks #papayacommunity #letstalkaboutit #anxietyfighter #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #speakup #supporteachother

  •  10  0  8 hours ago
  • Today i went on a super long walk with one of my best friends. We sat down at a field where we had walked, and we had some food. I had bought myself a wrap, because I knew we would probably be out during lunch, and i can't risk missing a meal. ⁣
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We sat down and got out some food, and she didn't bring a lunch, she was just snacking. Instantly, the thoughts started racing through my head. ⁣
Why am I eating more than her ?⁣
If she isn't eating then why am I ? ⁣
Will she think I'm greedy ? ⁣
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But guess what I did??? I ate my wrap!!!!! ⁣
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My friend doesn't have an eating disorder, but I do. ⁣
My body is healing, I may need more food to keep myself healthy.⁣
I can't afford to skip a meal, it will have an impact on my revovery. ⁣
We are two completely different people !!!! She may not be hungry yet, but i was !! ⁣
She might have had a bigger breakfast than me, or she might eat a lot more later on!!!⁣
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There are sooo many reasons as to why I was eating more than her. We have different bodies with different needs, and thats okay. I did what was best for myself and my recovery, and I am beyond proud of myself 😚⁣
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The next time you start to doubt yourself, question why you may be eating more than others, remind yourself that its okay ! You are in recovery and everyone has different needs 💛

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #recovery #edrecovery #edawareness #mentalhealthmatters #dietculture #fuckdietculture
  • Today i went on a super long walk with one of my best friends. We sat down at a field where we had walked, and we had some food. I had bought myself a wrap, because I knew we would probably be out during lunch, and i can't risk missing a meal. ⁣

    We sat down and got out some food, and she didn't bring a lunch, she was just snacking. Instantly, the thoughts started racing through my head. ⁣
    Why am I eating more than her ?⁣
    If she isn't eating then why am I ? ⁣
    Will she think I'm greedy ? ⁣

    But guess what I did??? I ate my wrap!!!!! ⁣

    My friend doesn't have an eating disorder, but I do. ⁣
    My body is healing, I may need more food to keep myself healthy.⁣
    I can't afford to skip a meal, it will have an impact on my revovery. ⁣
    We are two completely different people !!!! She may not be hungry yet, but i was !! ⁣
    She might have had a bigger breakfast than me, or she might eat a lot more later on!!!⁣

    There are sooo many reasons as to why I was eating more than her. We have different bodies with different needs, and thats okay. I did what was best for myself and my recovery, and I am beyond proud of myself 😚⁣

    The next time you start to doubt yourself, question why you may be eating more than others, remind yourself that its okay ! You are in recovery and everyone has different needs 💛

    #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #recovery #edrecovery #edawareness #mentalhealthmatters #dietculture #fuckdietculture

  •  69  2  8 hours ago
  • Avocado Toast 🥑 was a quick and easy dinners during high school exams.

Many nights 🌙 I couldn't sleep my body and my mental health got out of control and I felt very nervous🌌. I made many mistakes and cheats in my diet. I know that wasn't honest and good for my health, so last night I spoke with my older sister💛 and I have many goals for today and for the next few days. I like to eat 4 times.

Regularly I should eat up to 5 or more times but I hardly eat 2 and small snack (start when I travel). Let's not cheat, we are the only ones who have suffered. Since childhood I was taught that we should be obediente and honest. ✨Hold on to the Lord✨
  • Avocado Toast 🥑 was a quick and easy dinners during high school exams.

    Many nights 🌙 I couldn't sleep my body and my mental health got out of control and I felt very nervous🌌. I made many mistakes and cheats in my diet. I know that wasn't honest and good for my health, so last night I spoke with my older sister💛 and I have many goals for today and for the next few days. I like to eat 4 times.

    Regularly I should eat up to 5 or more times but I hardly eat 2 and small snack (start when I travel). Let's not cheat, we are the only ones who have suffered. Since childhood I was taught that we should be obediente and honest. ✨Hold on to the Lord✨

  •  13  2  9 hours ago
  • Wellness is more than just nutrition! I used to have a hard time showing myself love and compassion. I would compare myself to others and therefore put less value on myself. - ✨ The one way I practice self love to heal & nourish myself to the fullest is positive self talk!✨ -

It sounds ridiculous and you literally hear it everywhere.... but it actually works!! 🙌🏼 -

Talking to yourself ABOUT yourself in a positive way starts changing the perspective you have towards... well you! Most of the time the thoughts you have towards your body, personality, career etc are things your subconscious mind has held onto from what other people have said. YES. From what OTHER PEOPLE have said. 🤯 -

You will never be EVERYONES cup of tea but you sure better be YOUR OWN! When you start talking positive, you begin to think and believe those thoughts. ( BECAUSE DUHH!! They are true!!!) -

It took time BUT I learned to change.  I choose to use positive talk when referring to my body, my life goals, career.. etc! This had changed my perspective & now I am happier than ever! This is because I chose to put myself and my dreams before someone else’s expectations! ❤️
  • Wellness is more than just nutrition! I used to have a hard time showing myself love and compassion. I would compare myself to others and therefore put less value on myself. - ✨ The one way I practice self love to heal & nourish myself to the fullest is positive self talk!✨ -

    It sounds ridiculous and you literally hear it everywhere.... but it actually works!! 🙌🏼 -

    Talking to yourself ABOUT yourself in a positive way starts changing the perspective you have towards... well you! Most of the time the thoughts you have towards your body, personality, career etc are things your subconscious mind has held onto from what other people have said. YES. From what OTHER PEOPLE have said. 🤯 -

    You will never be EVERYONES cup of tea but you sure better be YOUR OWN! When you start talking positive, you begin to think and believe those thoughts. ( BECAUSE DUHH!! They are true!!!) -

    It took time BUT I learned to change. I choose to use positive talk when referring to my body, my life goals, career.. etc! This had changed my perspective & now I am happier than ever! This is because I chose to put myself and my dreams before someone else’s expectations! ❤️

  •  157  16  9 hours ago
  • Last year, I had the stomach flu so I went to see a doctor. Mind you, it is not related to weight in any way and I was pretty chubby back then. The doctor took a first look at me and said « have you considered losing weight? » now I have nothing against doctors advising their patients to lose weight when it is necessary or related to the reason of their visit but that was just uncalled for. She kept saying things such as « all teenage girls want to be skinny and look good, don’t you? » and back then I was really not focusing on losing weight as I was already dealing with depression, so I kept telling her I really didn’t care how much I weighed and she completely disregarded the stomach flu, which was why I had gone to see her in the first place and started taking about some stupid diet I should follow and when/what I should eat.
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I come from a family of doctors so I have a lot of respect for them but they can come off as extremely judgmental and rude. The things they say are often extremely hurtful, especially that one time because it was completely out of context. I’m not telling anyone how they should do their job but I seriously think doctors should work on their communication skills because man are they shit. Don’t let judgmental pricks weigh you down, even if they’re doctors. Take their advice but don’t pay attention to the way they give it or else you’re only gonna get your feelings hurt.
  • Last year, I had the stomach flu so I went to see a doctor. Mind you, it is not related to weight in any way and I was pretty chubby back then. The doctor took a first look at me and said « have you considered losing weight? » now I have nothing against doctors advising their patients to lose weight when it is necessary or related to the reason of their visit but that was just uncalled for. She kept saying things such as « all teenage girls want to be skinny and look good, don’t you? » and back then I was really not focusing on losing weight as I was already dealing with depression, so I kept telling her I really didn’t care how much I weighed and she completely disregarded the stomach flu, which was why I had gone to see her in the first place and started taking about some stupid diet I should follow and when/what I should eat.
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    I come from a family of doctors so I have a lot of respect for them but they can come off as extremely judgmental and rude. The things they say are often extremely hurtful, especially that one time because it was completely out of context. I’m not telling anyone how they should do their job but I seriously think doctors should work on their communication skills because man are they shit. Don’t let judgmental pricks weigh you down, even if they’re doctors. Take their advice but don’t pay attention to the way they give it or else you’re only gonna get your feelings hurt.

  •  15  1  10 hours ago
  • So this is my final meal of the day: so I won’t be mentioning calories and all that since it can be triggering to some and that’s not what we’re here for now are we haha.  I’ll be upping my calories in two days and I’m kinda happy about it cause I’ve been feeling really good about this lately :)
  • So this is my final meal of the day: so I won’t be mentioning calories and all that since it can be triggering to some and that’s not what we’re here for now are we haha. I’ll be upping my calories in two days and I’m kinda happy about it cause I’ve been feeling really good about this lately :)

  •  22  3  10 hours ago
  • This is not normal. This is not easy. It is okay disconnect and focus on yourself. 💙
  • This is not normal. This is not easy. It is okay disconnect and focus on yourself. 💙

  •  60  1  11 hours ago
  • calories don’t count on any spoon.
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not on this spoon or your spoon or your friend’s spoon (hehe), calories are not important. in recovery or out, calories are just a number that determine how much energy a certain food has.
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that’s why counting calories is NOT a good habit. your body is different than his or her body. and your body naturally KNOWS how much food it needs, regardless of the number of calories a food has. sometimes your body will crave cakes and cheese and candies, other times it may crave vegetables or fruit. your body knows what you need, and you need to honor that in to the best of your ability.
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even if that means your eating your entire kitchen. seriously. when i first started, i felt like i could just eat and eat and eat to no end, even after the point where i felt like i might pop. i made myself sick from eating so much. and i cried every time i ate. but then, as a result of allowing myself to eat, allowing myself to sit with my guilt, it slowly went away. the feasts slowed, my guilt towards food has been diminished immensely.
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this is the answer to food freedom. as i’ve let myself eat whatever, whenever, food freedom is closer than ever. yes, the eating disorder still knocks at my door, bangs on the windows and screams diet nonsense. it makes me feel terrified, but not letting it in is the key.
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the faster you learn to not care about calories, the faster you learn to trust your body, the faster your recovery will go🌷
  • calories don’t count on any spoon.
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    not on this spoon or your spoon or your friend’s spoon (hehe), calories are not important. in recovery or out, calories are just a number that determine how much energy a certain food has.
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    that’s why counting calories is NOT a good habit. your body is different than his or her body. and your body naturally KNOWS how much food it needs, regardless of the number of calories a food has. sometimes your body will crave cakes and cheese and candies, other times it may crave vegetables or fruit. your body knows what you need, and you need to honor that in to the best of your ability.
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    even if that means your eating your entire kitchen. seriously. when i first started, i felt like i could just eat and eat and eat to no end, even after the point where i felt like i might pop. i made myself sick from eating so much. and i cried every time i ate. but then, as a result of allowing myself to eat, allowing myself to sit with my guilt, it slowly went away. the feasts slowed, my guilt towards food has been diminished immensely.
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    this is the answer to food freedom. as i’ve let myself eat whatever, whenever, food freedom is closer than ever. yes, the eating disorder still knocks at my door, bangs on the windows and screams diet nonsense. it makes me feel terrified, but not letting it in is the key.
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    the faster you learn to not care about calories, the faster you learn to trust your body, the faster your recovery will go🌷

  •  701  49  11 hours ago
  • Strong looks good on you✨

I fuel my body with real, wholesome foods. I am not a dietitian. I am not a nutritionist or a certified trainer. This platform is here to share with you all what works for me. This is how I supplement my body on a daily basis in order to feel good and to take care of my body. 
If you’re new here, I’ll share my past with you. I went through years of disordered eating, working out at least 2x daily, and I even lost my monthly. In the past years I have reclaimed my love for food and cooking with nutrient dense ingredients, and developed a passion for wellness. This eventually brought my body back to a healthy weight- which for a while was hard to accept. 
Today, I love myself for what I can do and who I truly am 💪🏼 I continue to fuel my body with powerful, purposeful foods and supplements like @vitalproteins collagen. A quick addition to any smoothie, latte or water goes a long way to support your joint, skin and digestive health👊🏼 #vitalinfluencer
  • Strong looks good on you✨

    I fuel my body with real, wholesome foods. I am not a dietitian. I am not a nutritionist or a certified trainer. This platform is here to share with you all what works for me. This is how I supplement my body on a daily basis in order to feel good and to take care of my body.
    If you’re new here, I’ll share my past with you. I went through years of disordered eating, working out at least 2x daily, and I even lost my monthly. In the past years I have reclaimed my love for food and cooking with nutrient dense ingredients, and developed a passion for wellness. This eventually brought my body back to a healthy weight- which for a while was hard to accept.
    Today, I love myself for what I can do and who I truly am 💪🏼 I continue to fuel my body with powerful, purposeful foods and supplements like @vitalproteins collagen. A quick addition to any smoothie, latte or water goes a long way to support your joint, skin and digestive health👊🏼 #vitalinfluencer

  •  323  53  11 hours ago
  • 🌊Sensory Awareness Step by Step🌊
—-> Adapted from “DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets”

Find a quiet, comfy spot, take a few deep breaths, relax those shoulders, and follow along with these questions, taking as long as you need. Notice how you feel when you’re finished. 👍🏻 Can you feel your lungs expand and contract when you breathe?
Can you feel the space between your eyes?
Can you feel the distance between your ears?
Can you feel your breath touching the back of your eyes while you inhale?
Can you picture something far away?
Can you notice the muscles in your legs?
Can you feel the tops of your feet?
Can you imagine a beautiful day by a lake?
Can you notice the space within your mouth?
Can you notice the position of your tongue in your mouth?
Can you feel the air in the room on your cheek?
Can you feel a tingling or numbness in one hand?
Can you imagine the last food you ate and how it tasted?
Can you hear yourself breathing?
Can you notice the temperature around you?
Can you feel if one arm is heavier than the other?
Can you imagine how it would feel to be a scarecrow?
Can you notice any tightness in your neck?
Can you imagine something very pleasant?
Can you imagine what it would feel like to walk on water?
Can you picture something farther away?
Can you feel a heaviness in your legs?
Can you imagine what it would feel like to be stuck in molasses?
Can you imagine floating in cool water?
Can you notice your body hanging on your bones?
Can you imagine a sunset on a summer day?
Can you allow yourself to drift lazily?
Can you feel your face getting soft?
Can you imagine a beautiful flower?
Can you picture a painting with your very favourite colour? 🧠👍🏻 Anyone can use these questions to ground themselves in the moment. I find sensory awareness prompts especially helpful when I’m starting to feel disconnected from my body during periods of high emotion. They’re also useful when I know I could be moving into emotion mind and want to use skills preemptively to stay effective when the wave hits.
  • 🌊Sensory Awareness Step by Step🌊
    —-> Adapted from “DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets”

    Find a quiet, comfy spot, take a few deep breaths, relax those shoulders, and follow along with these questions, taking as long as you need. Notice how you feel when you’re finished. 👍🏻 Can you feel your lungs expand and contract when you breathe?
    Can you feel the space between your eyes?
    Can you feel the distance between your ears?
    Can you feel your breath touching the back of your eyes while you inhale?
    Can you picture something far away?
    Can you notice the muscles in your legs?
    Can you feel the tops of your feet?
    Can you imagine a beautiful day by a lake?
    Can you notice the space within your mouth?
    Can you notice the position of your tongue in your mouth?
    Can you feel the air in the room on your cheek?
    Can you feel a tingling or numbness in one hand?
    Can you imagine the last food you ate and how it tasted?
    Can you hear yourself breathing?
    Can you notice the temperature around you?
    Can you feel if one arm is heavier than the other?
    Can you imagine how it would feel to be a scarecrow?
    Can you notice any tightness in your neck?
    Can you imagine something very pleasant?
    Can you imagine what it would feel like to walk on water?
    Can you picture something farther away?
    Can you feel a heaviness in your legs?
    Can you imagine what it would feel like to be stuck in molasses?
    Can you imagine floating in cool water?
    Can you notice your body hanging on your bones?
    Can you imagine a sunset on a summer day?
    Can you allow yourself to drift lazily?
    Can you feel your face getting soft?
    Can you imagine a beautiful flower?
    Can you picture a painting with your very favourite colour? 🧠👍🏻 Anyone can use these questions to ground themselves in the moment. I find sensory awareness prompts especially helpful when I’m starting to feel disconnected from my body during periods of high emotion. They’re also useful when I know I could be moving into emotion mind and want to use skills preemptively to stay effective when the wave hits.

  •  22  1  13 hours ago
  • Trust.
I am sitting in a lot of heartache this morning.
Last night, I received a message from a family member, expressing that they think it is unfair that I add my burden to other family members' lives. It hurt. I tried to take a step back and look at it from a level-minded place. Do I think this person said these things to hurt me? No, I truly don't. I know they are worried about my parents, and they also have the past to look back to to assume that I may lie, cheat and steal my way like I have done before. My eating disorder has made me do terrible things and hurt the people who love me the most. I hate admitting to that, but it is true. When I make decisions from a place of fear and disorder, my values go out the door...There is a lot of shame within me for that...And the healing of that is something I don't know how to do yet...
I have lost a lot of trust from people...Part of me resents that people can't just start from scratch and trust me "this time" because "this time is different..." But that isn't really fair to them is it? So I am here, with a huge mountain to climb towards recovery and fighting my eating disorder. But on top of that, I need to work on ways to build trust, and to recognize when I make decisions that go against my TRUE values, like love, honesty, family, communication, etc. 
I'd love to hear your thoughts and or experiences in regards to trust and values...
Drop a comment if you want to share!

#edrecovery #edrecovering #edrecoverywarrior #edawareness #eatingdisorders #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisordersupport #mentalhealth #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthawareness #healingjourney #healing #heal
  • Trust.
    I am sitting in a lot of heartache this morning.
    Last night, I received a message from a family member, expressing that they think it is unfair that I add my burden to other family members' lives. It hurt. I tried to take a step back and look at it from a level-minded place. Do I think this person said these things to hurt me? No, I truly don't. I know they are worried about my parents, and they also have the past to look back to to assume that I may lie, cheat and steal my way like I have done before. My eating disorder has made me do terrible things and hurt the people who love me the most. I hate admitting to that, but it is true. When I make decisions from a place of fear and disorder, my values go out the door...There is a lot of shame within me for that...And the healing of that is something I don't know how to do yet...
    I have lost a lot of trust from people...Part of me resents that people can't just start from scratch and trust me "this time" because "this time is different..." But that isn't really fair to them is it? So I am here, with a huge mountain to climb towards recovery and fighting my eating disorder. But on top of that, I need to work on ways to build trust, and to recognize when I make decisions that go against my TRUE values, like love, honesty, family, communication, etc. 
    I'd love to hear your thoughts and or experiences in regards to trust and values...
    Drop a comment if you want to share!

    #edrecovery #edrecovering #edrecoverywarrior #edawareness #eatingdisorders #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisordersupport #mentalhealth #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthawareness #healingjourney #healing #heal

  •  6  0  13 hours ago
  • DELICIOUS POKÉBOWL 💚
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So nice to have a colourful plate for dinner 🙌 And with a lot of veggies.
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I only have to work tomorrow and then I have 5 days off 🥳 And it’s gonna be nice weather, so hopefully we can do a lot of nice things!
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Have a lovely day 💛
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  • DELICIOUS POKÉBOWL 💚

    So nice to have a colourful plate for dinner 🙌 And with a lot of veggies.

    I only have to work tomorrow and then I have 5 days off 🥳 And it’s gonna be nice weather, so hopefully we can do a lot of nice things!

    Have a lovely day 💛

  •  64  5  13 hours ago
  • 🍽So here’s my lunch: I’m very boring when it comes to food as I try to get enough protein and not too many carbs so my food doesn’t really change. What do you like to have for lunch?
  • 🍽So here’s my lunch: I’m very boring when it comes to food as I try to get enough protein and not too many carbs so my food doesn’t really change. What do you like to have for lunch?

  •  22  2  14 hours ago

Top #edawareness Posts

  • EATING DISORDER RECOVERY WIN🌻 Please excuse my teary face in the last picture but they’re happy tears! After abusing my body due to Bulimia starving myself of food, nutrients and vitamins, my hair started to fall out severely. It was so thin and would just break off while brushing or come out in lumps in the shower. Three years ago I got a weave to hide how awful my hair was and always used it as a security blanket as I was so self conscious. Due to lockdown I’ve had to remove my weave for the time being and was so nervous about how my hair would look. I couldn’t believe it when I looked in the mirror and saw how much it’s grown🥺🤭. To think my mind made me believe that starving myself would make me look & feel better when in reality it was making my health deteriorate both physically and mentally. It may be an insignificant detail to some but to see a change in something I was so self conscious about for years just by fuelling my body with food again made me so emotional! Recovery from an eating disorder is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but seeing these changes makes it all worth while. Depriving your body of food is not worth it, being healthy & happy is!🌻💛
  • EATING DISORDER RECOVERY WIN🌻 Please excuse my teary face in the last picture but they’re happy tears! After abusing my body due to Bulimia starving myself of food, nutrients and vitamins, my hair started to fall out severely. It was so thin and would just break off while brushing or come out in lumps in the shower. Three years ago I got a weave to hide how awful my hair was and always used it as a security blanket as I was so self conscious. Due to lockdown I’ve had to remove my weave for the time being and was so nervous about how my hair would look. I couldn’t believe it when I looked in the mirror and saw how much it’s grown🥺🤭. To think my mind made me believe that starving myself would make me look & feel better when in reality it was making my health deteriorate both physically and mentally. It may be an insignificant detail to some but to see a change in something I was so self conscious about for years just by fuelling my body with food again made me so emotional! Recovery from an eating disorder is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but seeing these changes makes it all worth while. Depriving your body of food is not worth it, being healthy & happy is!🌻💛

  •  170  29  8 hours ago
  • Maio, 2020 | Buenos dias! 🙌
Vou abstrair-me de comentar este calor porque eu não gosto de temperaturas muito altas... Mas vou sim comentar este PA cuja beleza é inversamente proporcional ao sabor... por outras palavras: é feio mas delicioso 😜😋
By the way, pergunta para queijinho: vocês preferem ir à praia passar 1 ou 2 horas ou ficar lá o dia inteiro? Eu confesso que sou daquelas que com 1 ou 2 horas já está satisfeita 🙈🤣
  • Maio, 2020 | Buenos dias! 🙌
    Vou abstrair-me de comentar este calor porque eu não gosto de temperaturas muito altas... Mas vou sim comentar este PA cuja beleza é inversamente proporcional ao sabor... por outras palavras: é feio mas delicioso 😜😋
    By the way, pergunta para queijinho: vocês preferem ir à praia passar 1 ou 2 horas ou ficar lá o dia inteiro? Eu confesso que sou daquelas que com 1 ou 2 horas já está satisfeita 🙈🤣

  •  209  49  19 hours ago
  • How do I know if I “binged?” She asked me.⁣
“I just wanna sit down without rolls.”⁣
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So I put it this way. ⁣
Honey we need to talk. ⁣
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1.) Everyone has rolls. ⁣
2.) If you have to ask me if you binged, you know you did. ⁣
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I’d restrict for so long I felt like a monster took over me. Like I was having an experience & making decisions that weren’t really my own.⁣
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I hated myself for it. It was painful & heavy mentally & physically. But it also was addicting.⁣
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When you’re in this trance, you feel as if you have no ability to stop eating food regardless of how full you know are, or how much you wanna throw up. The orgasmic taste of all the foods you’ve denied yourself has control.⁣
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I’d buy 2-3 gallons of ice cream sometimes. Eat them all — ice cream was easy to throw up. I’d buy a huge bag of Reese’s pb cups & sit in my car & eat the entire bag. I’d buy all the sweets — donuts, cookies, brownies, WHATEVER I could find at the store I chose & eat them all. Only to throw them up as soon as I got home.⁣
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Then came the blood shot eyes, the swollen face, the sugar coma, the nausea, the fatigue, & the self loathing. Telling myself this was the last time. But was it?⁣
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You’d hide for days because of the inflammation & self disgust.⁣
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When you finally have enough of your bs & get real fuggin honest with yourself & seek help or at least tell someone — that’s when you’re ready to change. Stop. 👏🏼 Hiding. 👏🏼 ⁣
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If you’ve been in this state or currently are struggling — it’s ok. You are still a beautiful, WORTHY human that can choose a healthy life.⁣
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Healthy is not just having a set of abs. Healthy comes from the inside out. And really has nothing to do with having a “perfect” figure.⁣
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I’d rather have food & body freedom anyday over reaching a “goal weight.”⁣
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Choose. You. ❤️ ⁣
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#bingeeatingdisorder #edawareness #eatingdisorderawareness #binging #womenempoweringwomen #wearthedamnsuit #bodypos #selflove #selfworth #healthybodies #crossfitgirls #bodybuilding #crossfit #fitwomen #strongmoms #fitmoms #myhealingjourney #crohnswarrior #orthorexia #disorderedeating #bodyfreedom #foodfreedom
  • How do I know if I “binged?” She asked me.⁣
    “I just wanna sit down without rolls.”⁣

    So I put it this way. ⁣
    Honey we need to talk. ⁣

    1.) Everyone has rolls. ⁣
    2.) If you have to ask me if you binged, you know you did. ⁣

    I’d restrict for so long I felt like a monster took over me. Like I was having an experience & making decisions that weren’t really my own.⁣

    I hated myself for it. It was painful & heavy mentally & physically. But it also was addicting.⁣
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    When you’re in this trance, you feel as if you have no ability to stop eating food regardless of how full you know are, or how much you wanna throw up. The orgasmic taste of all the foods you’ve denied yourself has control.⁣

    I’d buy 2-3 gallons of ice cream sometimes. Eat them all — ice cream was easy to throw up. I’d buy a huge bag of Reese’s pb cups & sit in my car & eat the entire bag. I’d buy all the sweets — donuts, cookies, brownies, WHATEVER I could find at the store I chose & eat them all. Only to throw them up as soon as I got home.⁣

    Then came the blood shot eyes, the swollen face, the sugar coma, the nausea, the fatigue, & the self loathing. Telling myself this was the last time. But was it?⁣
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    You’d hide for days because of the inflammation & self disgust.⁣
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    When you finally have enough of your bs & get real fuggin honest with yourself & seek help or at least tell someone — that’s when you’re ready to change. Stop. 👏🏼 Hiding. 👏🏼 ⁣
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    If you’ve been in this state or currently are struggling — it’s ok. You are still a beautiful, WORTHY human that can choose a healthy life.⁣
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    Healthy is not just having a set of abs. Healthy comes from the inside out. And really has nothing to do with having a “perfect” figure.⁣

    I’d rather have food & body freedom anyday over reaching a “goal weight.”⁣

    Choose. You. ❤️ ⁣
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    #bingeeatingdisorder #edawareness #eatingdisorderawareness #binging #womenempoweringwomen #wearthedamnsuit #bodypos #selflove #selfworth #healthybodies #crossfitgirls #bodybuilding #crossfit #fitwomen #strongmoms #fitmoms #myhealingjourney #crohnswarrior #orthorexia #disorderedeating #bodyfreedom #foodfreedom

  •  470  46  20 May, 2020
  • TW: Talk of ED recovery (positive) ///
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It’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek and there’s a few things I wanna talk about. Today that’s ED recovery and self love. I’ve been battling with my mind and body over this for over 8 years now, but this year I’m finally in recovery. Things are still hard every single day. Unfortunately, the ED voice in your head doesn’t shut up; I still cry and have panic attacks over food; there are so many foods I am scared to eat; I still suffer from dysmorphia; my hair got thinner and it’s not got much stronger since. -
Some people glamorise eating disorders; it’s not glamorous. I’m not going to detail things because I don’t want to be triggering, but EDs will control your whole life and destroy you. -
And I wanna say something more: SIZE. DOES. NOT. MATTER. I spent many of my first ED years still larger than most, and sometimes I was worse in those periods. But then I hid away. When I was smaller, I hid in baggy clothes and not getting out of bed and was fuelled by unhealthy coping mechanisms. But regardless of that - stop thinking size is a diagnosis, or lack of. You can be severely ill with an eating disorder when you’re larger, or seen to be at an ‘average’ weight, just as you can lower. -
Now I’m WR and as I said, more happy and healthy than ever. As I said, the battle never stops, but I’ve never felt more confident, nor more my true self. I’m proud to be upper mid to plus size* and I’m proud of that visible tummy roll, I’m proud of the stretch marks on my chonky arms and I am HAPPY. #happynothungry -
*There’s some debate over the claiming of plus size, at a size 16 I am on the cusp and do not want to claim what is not mine but still am proud of my identity as a Fuller (I meant in weight but in food too😋) woman. -
#edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #edawareness #eatingdisorderawareness #mentalhealthmatters #iamnot1in5 #iam1in4 #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealthawareness
  • TW: Talk of ED recovery (positive) ///
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    It’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek and there’s a few things I wanna talk about. Today that’s ED recovery and self love. I’ve been battling with my mind and body over this for over 8 years now, but this year I’m finally in recovery. Things are still hard every single day. Unfortunately, the ED voice in your head doesn’t shut up; I still cry and have panic attacks over food; there are so many foods I am scared to eat; I still suffer from dysmorphia; my hair got thinner and it’s not got much stronger since. -
    Some people glamorise eating disorders; it’s not glamorous. I’m not going to detail things because I don’t want to be triggering, but EDs will control your whole life and destroy you. -
    And I wanna say something more: SIZE. DOES. NOT. MATTER. I spent many of my first ED years still larger than most, and sometimes I was worse in those periods. But then I hid away. When I was smaller, I hid in baggy clothes and not getting out of bed and was fuelled by unhealthy coping mechanisms. But regardless of that - stop thinking size is a diagnosis, or lack of. You can be severely ill with an eating disorder when you’re larger, or seen to be at an ‘average’ weight, just as you can lower. -
    Now I’m WR and as I said, more happy and healthy than ever. As I said, the battle never stops, but I’ve never felt more confident, nor more my true self. I’m proud to be upper mid to plus size* and I’m proud of that visible tummy roll, I’m proud of the stretch marks on my chonky arms and I am HAPPY. #happynothungry -
    *There’s some debate over the claiming of plus size, at a size 16 I am on the cusp and do not want to claim what is not mine but still am proud of my identity as a Fuller (I meant in weight but in food too😋) woman. -
    #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #edawareness #eatingdisorderawareness #mentalhealthmatters #iamnot1in5 #iam1in4 #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealthawareness

  •  240  26  22 May, 2020
  • MALE BODY IMAGE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Starting from the age of about 15 I have struggled with the way my body looks. Constantly comparing, constantly worrying about why I don’t look a certain way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Why don’t I look like, *insert famous film star*?’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Why don’t I have a six pack,?’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Why don’t I have a bigger chest?’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘I wish I didn’t look like this’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I put such pressure on myself at an early age and didn’t feel like I was worthy unless I looked like the men you see in films, on tv or in those health magazines. This unhealthy relationship with my body stayed with me for a really long time, it even try’s it’s hardest to enter back into my life now. With time I’ve had to work hard to try and remove these inaccurate beliefs. Yet even now at 28, I still have the bad days. I don’t remember having a great deal of education on body image at school. In fact, I don’t think I received any! I think I would be right in saying, that many of these negative ideas of body image would have been likely developed at school age. I believe that with some help at younger ages, there would be more understanding around body image. I believe that the pressure now is even more so that it ever has been for young people, despite much forward movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With a healthier perspective on our bodies we might avoid punishing ourselves and feeling rubbish for not looking a certain way. As adults, many of us are more than aware of the statements I’ve previously made, but during our younger years is where our self esteem begins to develop. This is the critical point, I believe, that the education needs to start. This goes for most areas of mental health of course, not just our body image! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I hope this message reaches those who need it today! Especially those who right now are battling with the way they look. Lots of love and stay safe!
  • MALE BODY IMAGE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Starting from the age of about 15 I have struggled with the way my body looks. Constantly comparing, constantly worrying about why I don’t look a certain way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ‘Why don’t I look like, *insert famous film star*?’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    'Why don’t I have a six pack,?’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ‘Why don’t I have a bigger chest?’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ‘I wish I didn’t look like this’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    I put such pressure on myself at an early age and didn’t feel like I was worthy unless I looked like the men you see in films, on tv or in those health magazines. This unhealthy relationship with my body stayed with me for a really long time, it even try’s it’s hardest to enter back into my life now. With time I’ve had to work hard to try and remove these inaccurate beliefs. Yet even now at 28, I still have the bad days. I don’t remember having a great deal of education on body image at school. In fact, I don’t think I received any! I think I would be right in saying, that many of these negative ideas of body image would have been likely developed at school age. I believe that with some help at younger ages, there would be more understanding around body image. I believe that the pressure now is even more so that it ever has been for young people, despite much forward movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    With a healthier perspective on our bodies we might avoid punishing ourselves and feeling rubbish for not looking a certain way. As adults, many of us are more than aware of the statements I’ve previously made, but during our younger years is where our self esteem begins to develop. This is the critical point, I believe, that the education needs to start. This goes for most areas of mental health of course, not just our body image! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    I hope this message reaches those who need it today! Especially those who right now are battling with the way they look. Lots of love and stay safe!

  •  256  48  13 May, 2020
  • CHAPTER 4
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I kept my mission statement in mind as I was interviewing. Can this person get someone from eating disorder hell to eating disorder freedom?⁠
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And... I kept interviewing. And kept at it. All the candidates knew a LOT about eating disorders. But they didn't know a lot about motivating someone to believe in themselves and take action.⁠
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I asked myself, would I feel comfortable with this person coaching my existing clients? Sigh. I knew it wasn't right.⁠
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I'm interested in results. In freedom from this shitty mental illness.⁠
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I put a stop to the interviewing. And I went back to these discovery calls where I'd find a great person for my program, someone I knew would crush it, but I couldn't take them on.⁠
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I decided to pray about it. Almost every night I asked GOD to take the reins, to guide me and for me to be open to possibilities.⁠
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And I prayed for months...⁠give me a 🙏 if you want to hear how it ends.⁠
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to be continued...
  • CHAPTER 4
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    I kept my mission statement in mind as I was interviewing. Can this person get someone from eating disorder hell to eating disorder freedom?⁠
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    And... I kept interviewing. And kept at it. All the candidates knew a LOT about eating disorders. But they didn't know a lot about motivating someone to believe in themselves and take action.⁠
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    I asked myself, would I feel comfortable with this person coaching my existing clients? Sigh. I knew it wasn't right.⁠
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    I'm interested in results. In freedom from this shitty mental illness.⁠
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    I put a stop to the interviewing. And I went back to these discovery calls where I'd find a great person for my program, someone I knew would crush it, but I couldn't take them on.⁠
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    I decided to pray about it. Almost every night I asked GOD to take the reins, to guide me and for me to be open to possibilities.⁠
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    And I prayed for months...⁠give me a 🙏 if you want to hear how it ends.⁠
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    to be continued...

  •  117  17  17 May, 2020
  • When I went to the hospital in November I thought I had lost one of my favorite shirts forever. Months later I find it at the bottom of my summer bag of clothes. Fuck yeah. Oh how I’ve missed you, @beetxbeet shirt.
  • When I went to the hospital in November I thought I had lost one of my favorite shirts forever. Months later I find it at the bottom of my summer bag of clothes. Fuck yeah. Oh how I’ve missed you, @beetxbeet shirt.

  •  109  3  14 May, 2020
  • ⁣Let’s talk binge eating😕🥺⁣
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◾️Honestly, this is a topic I’ve kinda been avoiding talking about. I pushed it to the back burner because I didn’t want to deal with it myself and didn’t exactly know how to help others dealing with it. I’m obviously not a therapist, but knowing you’re not alone in your struggles is so important. ⁣
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◾️I have a full YouTube video from January with my binge eating story & my top tips that helped me recover- if you’ve been struggling I highly recommend checking it out ❤️⁣
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◾️I haven’t binged this quarantine, but I’ve definitely noticed binging thoughts creeping back in.  While unwanted, they’ve still been there all along and now they’re just a lil louder.  Honestly, I’ve just been trying to ignore them, but now I realize that’s silly. Ignoring problems= bigger problems later. Going to take my own advice from my YouTube video- reconnect and do the things that helped me recover. ⁣
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◾️Though I haven’t binged, I’ve forsure overate at some points (think probably a lot of us have). I’d like to remind you that that is NoRmAl. It’s an emotional weird time, and emotional eating is just one way of coping (maybe not the healthiest if happening all the time, but it is valid)⁣
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◾️I knoW ppl are struggling with this right now. For me, changing my environment (moving) was a big factor in helping me recover and it sucks knowing a lot of you are back in old environments/some place you can’t really leave😔 Not mention the stress and anxiety with this all⁣
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◾️For me- I’ll be meal prepping (not counting cals/macros- as always- just making sure to get my protein in), really paying attention to the food I’m eating/my hunger cues, rereading a mindfulness book, journaling what I’m feeling and why when I’m tempted to binge. Recognizing the situation + feelings and finding healthy ways to deal with those emotions, knowing that that voice in my head is just that- a thought, it’s not me, and most importantly~  giving myself love and forgiveness. We all fuck up. It’s not you, you’re not weak, you are valid in your struggles, and you are not alone❤️⁣
  • ⁣Let’s talk binge eating😕🥺⁣

    ◾️Honestly, this is a topic I’ve kinda been avoiding talking about. I pushed it to the back burner because I didn’t want to deal with it myself and didn’t exactly know how to help others dealing with it. I’m obviously not a therapist, but knowing you’re not alone in your struggles is so important. ⁣

    ◾️I have a full YouTube video from January with my binge eating story & my top tips that helped me recover- if you’ve been struggling I highly recommend checking it out ❤️⁣

    ◾️I haven’t binged this quarantine, but I’ve definitely noticed binging thoughts creeping back in. While unwanted, they’ve still been there all along and now they’re just a lil louder. Honestly, I’ve just been trying to ignore them, but now I realize that’s silly. Ignoring problems= bigger problems later. Going to take my own advice from my YouTube video- reconnect and do the things that helped me recover. ⁣

    ◾️Though I haven’t binged, I’ve forsure overate at some points (think probably a lot of us have). I’d like to remind you that that is NoRmAl. It’s an emotional weird time, and emotional eating is just one way of coping (maybe not the healthiest if happening all the time, but it is valid)⁣

    ◾️I knoW ppl are struggling with this right now. For me, changing my environment (moving) was a big factor in helping me recover and it sucks knowing a lot of you are back in old environments/some place you can’t really leave😔 Not mention the stress and anxiety with this all⁣

    ◾️For me- I’ll be meal prepping (not counting cals/macros- as always- just making sure to get my protein in), really paying attention to the food I’m eating/my hunger cues, rereading a mindfulness book, journaling what I’m feeling and why when I’m tempted to binge. Recognizing the situation + feelings and finding healthy ways to deal with those emotions, knowing that that voice in my head is just that- a thought, it’s not me, and most importantly~ giving myself love and forgiveness. We all fuck up. It’s not you, you’re not weak, you are valid in your struggles, and you are not alone❤️⁣

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