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 Post subject: Re: You know you are recovering/beating the ED when...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:27 am 
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Someone tells you that theu notice you've made gains in your recovery and your response is "you go, glen coco", rather than "what?! Not sick=fat! *reckless downward spiral*"

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 Post subject: Re: You know you are recovering/beating the ED when...
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:15 am 
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You buy more clothes in the last three months than you have in the previous three years because you can finally buy clothes NOW, rather than having to "wait till you've lost another 5lbs" and also because clothes shopping won't reduce you to despair and depression after one shop like it used to.

You're really looking forward to hitting the bar after work with your colleagues. Not just for the wine (although that's always good), but because you can't wait to have some hot chips and aioli.

You spend a lovely weekend afternoon out trying out an open day at a local sports club. Not because you want to burn calories, but because you can't wait to take up a new challenge now that you're healthy and you have a great time. And it's even better that you can play for hours and your body is strong enough to handle it.

You know that losing weight is not the answer to a single one of your problems.

In 2014, you aced your professional graduate school studies, got a payrise and excelled in your full time career (amazing the things you can do when you're healthy), but the achievement you are the most proud of is recovering.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:04 am 
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When grocery shopping becomes SO quick and easy because you don't read all the labels, calculate calories and make strategic plans :clap:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:30 am 
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You read the title of the "Why do want to be thin?" thread, and you think, "Wait, I don't think I actually do 'want to be thin' anymore."

That feels pretty fucking good.

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 Post subject: Re: You know you are recovering/beating the ED when...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:33 pm 
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You think for the first time in a very long time that you wish you had access to a scale: but it's only because you want to weigh your overweight cat. And the last time you saw a set of scales (while on holidays) your thoughts were "I can weigh my luggage to make sure it's not too heavy".

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 Post subject: Re: You know you are recovering/beating the ED when...
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:16 am 
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joycelot wrote:
You read the title of the "Why do want to be thin?" thread, and you think, "Wait, I don't think I actually do 'want to be thin' anymore."

That feels pretty fucking good.

Hell yeah to this

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 Post subject: Re: You know you are recovering/beating the ED when...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:48 am 
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When you're not mad for not reaching your goal weight but instead you focus on how strong you got while exercising.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:19 am 
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You are litterally bored stiff when all the girls are talking about diets :yawn:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:35 pm 
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Your Christmas lunch sucked but that had nothing to do with food or eating disorder (in fact, you ate a normal amount of food). Nope, it is all because your family are completely insane.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:05 pm 
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^ Sorry to hear that your lunch sucked. Family can be difficult!

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It's my second Christmas in a row where I did not restrict, binge, or purge. Just enjoyed the food and company :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:37 pm 
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When you go out for dinner with an old friend you haven't seen in a while and he says to you 'Wow! I've never seen you eat with so much enthusiasm! You used to just nibble.'

When you try on a dress you bought yourself (deliberately too big so you had clothes for when you gained weight) and you're so disappointed that it still doesn't fit yet.

When you watch an old favourite movie and you can't understand why you used to be jealous of a particular character for being thinner than you....because now it is crystal clear to you that she's nowhere near as thin as you were at the time. And more importantly....why would you be jealous? You've got your own great body to love!


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When you read about someone who died of ed and suddenly,you don't glorify that "perfect way of dying" but...it scares the sh*t out of you.For the first time.

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Someone in a book has an ED and all you can think is "I'm glad I don't live like that anymore."

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:31 am 
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[*]You go to the doctor for a long consultation and it is solely aboutphysical illness completely unrelated to eating disordered behaviours. Your eating disorder past isn't mentioned, nor is it relevant.
[*]Your doctor comments on how good both your blood pressure and heart rate are.
[*]You take the steroids (both types) that you were prescribed last time and didn't take because you were scared of weight gain. You're not scared of gaining weight, and are already able to breathe better.
[*]You go to buy some groceries after the chemist, and the only number you focus on is the price. (You choose your chocolate bar based on which is the cheapest).

And reading this, I'm still kinda buzzed after all this time that I can eat just one chocolate bar and that's it, no negative consequences whatsoever :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:46 am 
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^ That's amazing! I hope you're proud. You've come a long way :)

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