Float Away

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Living with an eating disorder is mentally exhausting. Its difficult to explain to others what its like to constantly have thoughts about food going round and round in your head, day in, day out, like a broken record. The continuous bombardment of these thoughts and urges completely envelopes you, so much so that it seems you have little space left for anything else. So much so that it feels so much a part of who you are. But this is ...

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You Are Strong – A Summer of Opportunity

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Yes! It’s finally summer! This season brings assurance that you don’t need to take a coat out with you and you may even need your sunglasses, but it also brings a number of challenges. It’s perfectly ok to be anxious about the summer months. Everyday can be a struggle with an eating disorder and there are particular aspects of summer and the summer holidays that can fuel negative thoughts even more. Here are a few examples of things I’ve struggled ...

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The Escalator. By Meg

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I sometimes feel that living with an eating disorder is like being on an escalator going the wrong way. At the beginning, you have unknowingly taken the wrong route, and stepped onto the escalator going in the opposite direction. Although this seems harmless at first, it does not take long to realise you’ve made a terrible mistake and soon feel trapped. You need to find a way to get off, but how? The only way is up.

You desperately try to ...

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Spontaneity: Nothing Bad Will Happen. By Alex

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Disclaimer: This blog talks about food and feelings towards it. Please don’t read if you think you will find this triggering.

One of the ways I cope with my eating difficulties is making sure that I remain in control of what and when I eat; making meal plans, preparing my own lunches and scheduling regular gym visits. Nothing can go wrong if I’m in the driving seat but with a demanding lifestyle, it can be difficult to stick to a routine ...

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Looking back

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These couple of months has been very busy in terms of birthdays for me: no, I don’t have multiple birthdays! However many of my friends have theirs. Of course, the obligatory gesture to do on a birthday nowadays is to find the most embarrassing photos of your bestie (usually when they were much younger!) and post them on social media.

When I was digging through my phone, I came across photos of myself when I was very unwell with my eating ...

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I’m still me, I’ve just been absent for a while

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There was a time when I didn’t even know what an eating disorder was, I mean really truly understood. I think the limitations of my understanding went as far as to say you didn’t eat and got really thin. Well even that’s wrong isn’t it? Because eating disorders are not just anorexia. There’s bulimia, binge eating disorder, eating disorders not otherwise specified… and more. Thinking back I can even remember making a joke about anorexia. Sadly now, I can’t imagine ...

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Honesty and Trust

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Health, Honesty and Trust in Recovery

 

No- it’s a negative word. No one really likes the word ‘no’. There’s zero positivity in it. You hardly ever ask a question when you want the answer to be ‘no’.

What do you feel when you hear ‘no’? Frustration? Anger? Disappointment? Upset? ‘No’ is never really a pleasant response to receive.

However, at some point we all have to hear that two-lettered literary let down and in recovery, ...

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Freedom

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“You were born to dance to the beat of your own heart; to roam without cages; with the innocence of a child, and the free spirit of untamed horses; I hope you laugh without stopping, live with abandon, and love that’s all there is; stay wild!”

When I look back to childhood, I can remember running down a hill like my legs were going to give way, I can remember laughing so hard I nearly threw up, ...

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Christmas… What is it all about?

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Christmas isn’t all about food

Christmas is considered one of the best times of the year: family, presents, love, laughter, joy and- like most other large social occasions- food. For individuals with eating disorders, that last part is particularly hard to deal with. The worries and anxieties whirl round the entire day, making it quite difficult to enjoy. Unfortunately, for the past couple of years this has been the case for me but this year I am ...

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