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 Post subject: A Hunger Artist
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:06 pm 
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I was sure there was a thread for this blog but couldn't find it. Her articles are just spot on.

Her most recent post: Recovering from Anorexia: How and Why to Start


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:35 pm 
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Yes!! I've read A LOT of her posts and think they're absolutely fantastic, actually I've spent the past three days re-reading that article over and over again just to drill it into my head. I also found her post "Recovering from Anorexia : How and Why Not To Stop Halfway" incredibly helpful, as it made me realize where I had been stuck the entire of last year.

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So if you feel you’ve simply lost all motivation to carry on, because still, despite all the enormous effort and trauma of getting your weight up to 19 or 20, nothing seems to be how you were told it would be, counter that apathy by reminding yourself the following. 1) You’ve experienced one or two of those shifts between phases but not all of them. 2) Real recovery comes only once all those stages are completed. And 3) they can all be completed only once bodyweight restoration with overshoot has occurred. These truths may seem implacable, but their simplicity can be reassuring too: you know exactly what you have to do.

And what if there’s still that niggling little voice that says, well, surely this is the absolute best place to stop, isn’t it, because after all, this was what I was aiming for all along, wasn’t it, to be just at the nicely slim end of normal? There are a few ways of arguing that voice down. 1) Look where it got me, that ambition. That worked out brilliantly, didn’t it: I’ve just spent however many months clutching my way back from danger and misery. Why should it be any different second time round? 2) The ‘low end of healthy’ (which, as I hope I’ve shown, is not a meaningful concept for an individual) may be where you always wanted to be, but it now gives you the worse of both worlds: you’re nowhere near thin enough for your anorexia, and at the same time you’re missing out on all the benefits of going all the way.

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great stuff!

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