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  • I say this with a ton of compassion- that is not the weight your body wants to be at- your body will rebel- eating disorders will wreak havoc on your health- guaranteed!!!!! I am 47- battled eating disorders for much of my life- finally I’m in strong recovery- yet battling many physical challenges that came from years of…
  • I’m 47- recovery is possible at any age!!!
  • Omg- yes!!!! To both panic and anxiety. I'm pretty sure I'm in perimenopause. I'm Moments from 46. Had no idea it was consistent w this stage of life. Holy hell- it's the worst.
  • I find that restriction- or the idea of future restriction- of any sort, will lead me to binge. The thought of restricting food groups, types of food, not just calories. Bingeing tends to be the other side of the coin. Brain over binge is a very interesting book. Hugs and high fives!
  • I have been quite clear w a few friends about bingeing. My husband knows but I think he believes it was more in the past. It's so much better than it was but still a behavior that I sometimes engage in sadly!! My anorexic brain is still giving me trouble as my temptation to restrict can be high- which is what leads…
  • I think it's a muscle that can be strengthened- exactly as you're doing it. Re direct your thoughts. It's ok if a neg thought pop ups, acknowledge that you are going to reframe how you see the situation. Good for you!!!!!! Healthiest way to live!
  • I keep thinking of things- I'm giving up my fear of food. Especially food that is of little nutritional value- I hope along with that- I'll be giving up bingeing. I get the logic behind bingeing is the other side of the restriction coin.
  • Check out the national eating disorder association website- great resources as well as tips/suggestions. It sounds like you are acknowledging some red flags. That's amazing that you recovered from AN-no easy task I know! But... life can be triggering and we need to remain vigilant so as not to start using behaviors again.…
  • I understand what it feels like To feel alone in a struggle Like that! I've battled all forms Of eating disorders my entire adult life. Even through my marathons!!!!! Absolutely sucks! Eating "normally" is not easy for Everyone! May 2017 be the year you and I beat this! We have the strength but I think sometimes- are…
  • I'm giving up control! I'm giving up the comfort I find in controlling what I eat as it ends up controlling my happiness. I'm giving up restricting myself to an unrelenting focus on health as it lessens my well being. In return- I expect to gain a sense of security from not fearing food or losing control. I'm going to turn…
  • Hi! I'm a member of many ED groups on here and none are very active. I suggest professional support in any form you can manage it. The national eating disorder website has great resources!!! ED's suck. Sorry you struggling right now
  • While eating nourishing food and appropriate movement is important for your health- so is an ability to enjoy less nutritious foods, enjoying foods socially and a flexible approach to exercise. If you feel that the "focus" is becoming too ingrained in you- please don't hesitate to reach out for support beyond this app!!!…
  • I hate this time of year! Miss my mom- stressed out by my in laws- cold as ... kindness to ourselves is vital! We will Get through and on to better days! You may feel lonely, you are not alone!
  • I will focus on what I'm grateful for. I will remind myself that this time of year will pass. I will stick to my eating disorder meal plan. I will praise myself for things accomplished. I will try To get good sleep tonight! I will come here and reads these again! Have a great day!
  • Yes! I just posted something on Facebook "I didn't wait for the light at the end of the tunnel- I lit that *kitten* up myself!" I am waiting- for what though. My kids are 12,14,16. I am 45. My mom died 20 years ago- I have battled (more successfully recently) eating disorders my whole life. I am sick of waiting! I'm done!…
  • YAHOO! So hard to pull ourselves out of that mode. Well done!
  • Any tips on managing anxiety would be really welcome. Holy hell, anxiety is the devil. I maybe slept an hour last night. Not sure what triggered it- felt fine, relaxed when I laid down, then just couldn't fall asleep- my pattern of late has been, I feel hungry and am so terrified of going back to restricting, I'll eat…
  • The stress of the holidays gets me in many different ways, food, self-image, energy levels... my primary goal this holiday season is to remember my worth. Kicking the negative self talk is much easier said than done! When I get in a self-loving frame of mind, I am more confident and satisfied w my eating, social…
  • I know this well!!! I think keeling to as much a regular schedule as possible is important. I think you might also be doing too much in terms of exercise and in general are just "on the go!" Too much. See if giving yourself an hour before bed to try meditating, taking a bath, a slow short reflective walk outside in cool…
  • Feelings of anxiety/fear/sorrow can be brutal and yes this election has triggered those for many! As you said, the origin of the challenging feelings isn't what you're concerned w right now, it's how to deal w them, manage them, sit through them... I have found substituting the words "I could" instead of "I should" helps…
  • Maybe ask her what foods she would like you to buy her. You have your grocery list- she has hers?
  • Hi new friends and MFP Warriors! I have found that my most disastrous binges have actually taught me the most in terms of myself and has helped me to form a plan for the moments I feel the most vulnerable/anxious etc... I had a real challenge yesterday as I was so completely exhausted/tired. I have been feeling great and…
  • Love it!!! Every day- every moment is a chance to treat ourselves w love and compassion. Another thing my dietician has encouraged me to do is to stop saying I "should" eat this or that or I "should" exercise this amount or in that way... instead, show myself co Passion and choice and say, I "might" or I "could"... I've…
  • Hi all! I'm new to the group! I am in recovery from a multi decade eating disorder. I've struggled w every kind of ED. Including BED! The past few months I have been doing really really well. My registered dietician who works w ED really helped me break the cycle. She said bingeing is typically triggered by restriction. So…
  • Hi! I'm sorry you're struggling right now- look up "grounding." There are several diff techniques. Keeping busy w just about anything! And above all, you have to make sure- all the time- you are not restricting your food intake. Binge/restriction are two sides of the same coin. Hope you're feeling better- more centered-…
  • Hi! I am in strong recovery from a multi decade eating disorder- actually every type of ED. I am 45 yo. I think if you are questioning it, then it's worth getting professional support. Eating disorders exist on a spectrum. You could give it the label of eating disorder or not- the fact is you are concerned. That is reason…
  • Nice to meet you! I'm 45 yo. Have had every kind of ED- have been doing well in recovery for almost a year and getting stronger, braver, calmer every day!
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