If you have ever had a roasted chicken or turkey, you have probably come across a wishbone or 2 in your life. It is a tiny little bone and you wrap your pinky finger around one side while a friend has the other; close your eyes to make a wish and pull, whoever gets the
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When we think of celebrations we tend to think of the things most people celebrate; birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, births, graduations. Today I am celebrating an anniversary, but not an ordinary anniversary – today is the first anniversary of my new purge-free life. The ability to keep your food down is not something “normal” people celebrate.
Earlier this week I addressed self-hate in eating disorder recovery, and today I’m going to explore a similar facet, self-sabotage. When you hate yourself as deeply as those with eating disorders, you tend to believe that you don’t deserve the good things in life. This not only leads you to punish yourself for tiny mistakes
Hate is a very strong emotion, but often a very misunderstood one. Children say they hate their parents when they are frustrated or angry, they hate broccoli because they don’t like the way it tastes, they hate their friends when they feel betrayed or upset. As children age, they are subjected to a number of
Last week I saw my old dietician from treatment privately. I had been thinking about seeing her for a while, but it was only in my moment of crisis that I decided to expand my treatment team. She looked at my meal logs for the 2 previous weeks and looked mildly impressed! Last time I