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 Post subject: You know you are recovering/beating the ED when...
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Someone offers you cheesecake, and you get tears of excitement rather than crying because you are scared to death of what will happen after you eat it.

The gym because an enjoyable experience, without a whirlwind of numbers and self judgement.

You have an ex named Ed, and you have never dated anyone.

You can stuff 800 calories in a salad and you have a damn good time of it.

When someone tells you that you have a nice ass, you silently rejoice rather than scheme up how you can get out of dinner.

You are the only girl in your group of friends who is praying her period will come back regularly and you mark it on your calandar as a holiday

You get excited when you can finally poop again without laxatives.

The most rebellious thing you do after finally moving out on your own is buying crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy :D

You guys have any?

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...you can have a pack of chocolate bars in the cupboard for treats for the children and not obsess over their presence continually till eventually you go and b/p the lot.

...you can get round the supermarket in less than 2 hours because you don't have to stop and read the nutrition info on every item

....you no longer spend every free minute reading recipe books and trying to convince yourself that reading the recipe is as satisfying as eating it. Because IT ISN'T!

....you no longer have to have a bank of ready excuses, lies and deceptions to dole out to people as necessary to explain why you're not eating or you've lost weight. You know they're lies and so do they.

(I think I could have fun thinking up lots more but I'd better go and do some work!!)


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You've invited all your old favorite foods into your life that are actually quite harmless but were once "forbidden" such as dairy, ramen noodles, peanut butter, chocolate, etc.

You suddenly enjoy eating out and it no longer becomes a session of picking out your food so it looks like you eat it but you can now focus on enjoying the company of people you're with rather than how in the name of God you're gonna work on all those calories.

You go shopping for clothes you actually like, not just ones that "flatter" your figure.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:03 pm 
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...you can get round the supermarket in less than 2 hours because you don't have to stop and read the nutrition info on every item

....you no longer spend every free minute reading recipe books and trying to convince yourself that reading the recipe is as satisfying as eating it. Because IT ISN'T!


OMG YES YES!!!! I spent waaaaaaay too many hours doing both of these things when I should have been working and practising for my degree. What a lame waste of time!


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 Post subject: Re: You know you are recovering/have recovered when..
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:08 pm 
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Nelly wrote:

You get excited when you can finally poop again without laxatives.



I cried the first time this happened...

...you buy the yummy, thick bread rather than the low-cal "air" bread.

...a meal no longer becomes a math equation.

...you stay snuggled warm in bed because its too cold for the morning run/walk/marathon.

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You get excited when you can finally poop again without laxatives.




Still not regularly, but I get thrilled when I do get to go... Now I just wait for the day I get the sensation rather than a hurting stomach...




...when you go out to eat with friends not to prove that you do eat, but because you want to.

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....you no longer have to have a bank of ready excuses, lies and deceptions to dole out to people as necessary to explain why you're not eating or you've lost weight. You know they're lies and so do they.


You realize that they always knew they were lies... and that those people cared... that people care.

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 Post subject: Re: You know you are recovering/have recovered when..
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:15 pm 
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peacefullyKeira wrote:


...you buy the yummy, thick bread rather than the low-cal "air" bread.

...a meal no longer becomes a math equation.

...you stay snuggled warm in bed because its too cold for the morning run/walk/marathon.



I second all of these.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:59 pm 
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peacefullyKeira wrote:
Nelly wrote:

You get excited when you can finally poop again without laxatives.



I cried the first time this happened...



I cried too!

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You know you're recovering when you can honestly say that you enjoyed a meal!

:smile:

And ditto to this...
You are the only girl in your group of friends who is praying her period will come back regularly and you mark it on your calandar as a holiday!

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i love all of these! :clap:

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This is a great thread.

You know you're recovering when:

...You can enjoy food without planning where and when you'll throw up

...You can eat a meal and leave it at that.

...You are no longer happy to get the flu

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you no longer know the location of every restroom wherever you are and for that matter your memories are no longer consisted of said bathrooms

you can wear a cami without a cardigan and not be cold.

it takes more than numbers to represent your life

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...when you can eat the bottom of the muffin as well as the top...

...when you can order a sandwich without alterations and eat all of it...

...when you can go to someone's house for dinner and NOT offer to bring a salad...

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Nelly wrote:
You get excited when you can finally poop again without laxatives.


FadingHippie wrote:
you no longer know the location of every restroom wherever you are and for that matter your memories are no longer consisted of said bathrooms



:heart:

-You no longer have a detailed plan of which Pharmacies to visit when, so the Pharmacists don't pick up on your 4 pack a fortnight pattern. Instead you finally have a regular pharmacy... and buy 1 fiber substitute a month.

- You save an extra $180 a month... Not spending it on laxatives.

- You look at a runway model and think "DO NOT WANT" rather than crying in envy.

ETA

- You can have a bad day of Binging... and continue to eat 'normal' the next day without compensating.

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