The other day I started going through my “Recovery and Advocacy” page, and re reading some of the posts I’ve written in the past. I was totally overwhelmed by the different stages and struggles I’ve gone through. I forgot about lots of those posts!
I do have some favorites that I think would be helpful to others — ones I get emails questions about a lot — so I thought I’d do a round up on my favorite recovery posts for NEDA Awareness Week. These are mostly written recently about what I consider my “final” recovery — gaining more weight in order to be truly healthy — as opposed to my recovery from the depths of anorexia, because I wasn’t blogging back then. So if you’re currently battling anorexia, know that what you need right now may not be in these posts. Please work with a treatment team to get healthy! Everyone deserves it. xoxo
Talking about how I had to have some reader responsibility during my recovery and control the images I saw. No one should be judged by what they choose to do or what type of body they have, but if something is have a negative effect on us we need to recognize it and remove it.
I started struggling with bingeing about 5 years after my Anorexia recovery, and was totally confused. This post digs a little deeper into the Minnie Maud methodology and why very often people with a history of Anorexia begin bingeing. It’s your body asking for more!
On how it can be difficult to go against the conventional definition of “healthy” when you are in recovery. We have to do what’s best for our bodies at the time, which means not focusing on exercise and healthy eating!
Despite a “healthy” BMI, my weight and body fat was too low for a menstrual cycle. This post explains my process of going to a doctor and taking the matter into my own hands — gaining the weight I needed to get my period back!
A raw, journal style post about how I found the motivation to finally gain the weight I needed to be truly healthy.
Two good methods to figure out what you should weigh – both based on your personal and family history.
We need to change the way we talk about weight loss and weight gain in society, but we never know the full story or what each person needs to be healthy.
What I had to do to stop the binges and finally have a normal, healthier relationship with food.
My top ten, but we know there are way more!
Talking about how my spirituality and faith played a big role in my recovery. Plus one of my favorite songs that I listened to all the time!
Questions to ask yourself and other ways to find your motivation and give yourself the kick-in-the-pants you need.