The Daily Battle

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‘People need to understand that having an eating disorder is traumatising. The daily battle is just like being in a war zone’

When I look back on the days of the eating disorder, I have no emotion. I describe the days in a matter of fact way, as if it ...

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Addiction

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Addiction

My name is ***** and I am an addict. There. I said it.

Not everyone who has an eating disorder exercises. Not everyone who exercises has an eating disorder. Restriction can be managed, and is by many, by intake alone, but for me this was only one side of the story… only one part of the ...

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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By Amber Baines

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With Eating Disorder Awareness Week this month I was thinking about my own experience with an eating disorder, and how misconstrued they can be by those looking in from the outside, even those who care about you.

Eating disorders are not a phase, nor are they a choice, you do not one day decide ...

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On your marks, get set…

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On your marks, get set….

Both teams are poised, hands on the rope, heels dug into the floor, waiting for the signal, the permission to begin. Imagine the whistle blows and neither team pulls, members of both sides simply choose to drop the rope. If no one plays, then no one wins… there is no game.

I ...

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Life after an eating disorder

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The problem with being in treatment for years is that people treat you differently. They do things for you because you are still considered ‘ill’, there are no expectations, and you will always be looked after. You don’t have responsibilities, your confidence in your abilities is rock bottom, and nothing you do will ever be an issue because everyone will always be proud of you for fighting an illness. Everything is handed to you.

This is all fine until you come ...

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Tick Tock, Tick Tock

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Another day complete. Another day done.

We all do it, the inevitable countdown. There are six weeks left till schools out… three days to go till the weekend… Four months till holiday. Every day struck off. Each day wished away until the event, before we start the next countdown. What becomes of the days in between? Each day classed as simply a barrier to the ‘golden’ event. Are we wasting these ‘normal’ days?

In the depth of my eating disorder, I remember ...

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The Great January Battle

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By Laura Johnstone

The great January battle…

Historically over my battle with anorexia, and everything it brought with it, I have approached January with a mixture of excitement and dread; The excitement of saying, yes this is the year I finish my battle and start a new life, and the dread of what everyone else is doing ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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It’s the most wonderful time of year…

I was listening to the radio, driving to work and this statistic caught my attention. Apparently from 9.58am on the 4th December people get into the Christmas mind-set. ...

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If I close my eyes it will all go away

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Piaget argued that up until 8 months of age, if you were to cover an object with a blanket a child would believe the item had disappeared, that it ceased to exist.

For the last few months I have been trying to cover my anorexia, falling into Piaget’s theory of object permanence. Mindlessly following the rules set, completing whatever task was asked, eating items ...

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Do you see what I see?

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by Laura

I recently read an article on body image and what we see in the mirror or think of ourselves. This got me thinking about my own attitude towards my body, and how that can hold you back from accepting yourself and making the most of your life.

I suffered with anorexia for ten years of my life, at some points it was life threatening, and others all under control. At every ...

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