With January around the corner, we will hear a substantial amount from the media about weight loss/ diet with this/ exercise this way… While in the midst of recovering from an eating disorder, this can be incredibly triggering. What should we focus on during this time of hubbub over the latest diet craze?
I know my EKG was irregular before I went into residential treatment. I know my heart supplies my body with fresh oxygen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and I want it to pump strongly. Eating for my heart muscle will make taking walks with my friends’ dog easier. This will able me to get stronger in every aspect of my life.
“Don’t set a rigid timeline for accomplishing what you want to accomplish. Trust that as long as you keep going with an open and honest mindset, you are making progress in the right direction.” #NextYearIPromistTo #recovery NEDA Goals vs. Resolutions
Impulsivity and reactivity were my strong suites. Have you met my dad from New Jersey? Yeah, I had to realize that I did not want to live that way. A simple breath, a simple pause to think before diving in to respond or to have a second chocolate bar makes all the difference. Is this serving me or am I just being reactive because someone pissed me off?
Bulimia Had Been Hard Wired into The Cellular Makeup of my Brain… – Shaye Boddington
Going Against the Grain
Your recovery is yours, Not your parents and Not others in treatment. While in intensive outpatient, I learned that can be highly influenced by those around me. I realized the other girls in treatment may not have the same values as I do. I definitely learned that if I was to get out in the community that I would have to fly solo many times because my peers don’t necessarily have the same interests as me.
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” -#CarrieFisher @NEDA May the Force be with you, always.
Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, Director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing asks the great question “What can I do to feel content and balanced?” Yes, you. Your satisfaction in life matters because you matter. Answer this question and the responsibility is yours. You can take action to feel whole again.
Feed your heart,