It’s a bumpy ride, baby, but it’s worth it.
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I am still learning myself, but just know that your never alone. there is always some means of support.
There is a way out, there is an exquiste specific plan for your wellness well worth the effort you put into putting aside the food and finding your way
It can be done! Let go of perfectionism – it is a killer.
to read your book – that this is a life long recovery process – things don’t change overnight
Recovery is possible! You are not alone. There are many people who have been through what you are going through and have come out of it. You can do it!
A lot of the time, you will doubt if recovery is worth it. You will probably feel worse than when you were engaging in eating disorder behaviours but I cannot stress enough how important weight restoration and time are. It takes a long time for your brain to heal after your body does, you must be patient because in the end it will be worth it.
It’s the most amazing thing to recover, the freedom and normality it brings to your life. Life is special, it’s all we have. I like to think of it as a game. You can choose to live (play the game) in captiviety (stuck in your ed) and be miserable in the cycle or you can choose to be free and live an amazing life. It’s all we have, why not recover!?
Work. Expect to work. Plan to work. It’s your work, not your therapist’s, your family’s or your doctor’s. It’s yours. It’s hard. Get as many resources as you possibly can. Make a web of resources. Fan out. Don’t, don’t, don’t, as tempting as it is at times, hang out with “sick” patients. Look for the healthy recovering people. Watch them. Watch what they do. Listen to them. Make friends with them. Sit by them in groups. Eat with them in the cafeteria. Go to groups. As many as you can. Don’t visit “sick” websites, not even once. Eat when you don’t feel like it. Take your meds. Be forgiving.
Tell the truth.
Keep some hope.
Go for it and go with lots of support.