This morning, as I sat to breakfast, and in my almost starting-over with recovery status, I decided to eat my toast and eggs mindfully. Eating mindfully, if you don't know, means eating with no distractions, paying particular attention to your food with all your senses: what it looks like, how it smells, how it tastes, … Continue reading Push it, Push it Good… or not?
I am free! No, not free of eating disorders. Wouldn't that just be fabulous? No, I am school free. I handed in my last assignment and did my exam and that's me done with Stage 2 of my degree, Stage three to start in October. So yes, studying is part of the reason why I … Continue reading Mind the Bump
The answer that might first come to mind is 'ruining your life' but that's collateral damage. Eating disorders are without doubt detrimental for both your mental health and physical health, but they weren't born out of an evil desire to hurt yourself. Eating disorders are, more often than not, a coping mechanism for some sort … Continue reading Give me a Reason – An Eating Disorder’s Short Biography
When I explain my issues to people close to me, they find it difficult to believe that I suffer from Binge Eating Disorder, mostly because they don't see me do it. It would be easy to say that I know better what's going on with my body but then I remember this is a situation … Continue reading Sound the Alarm – Signs of Eating Disorders
I haven't posted for a while,you probably noticed. I am, as you might know, studying, and my parents were over for Christmas and then right about everybody in the house got sick... so I took a break, but it's time to get back to work. One of the things that have kept me entertained during … Continue reading Break the Silence
Although I already approached the subject of New Year Resolutions on my last article, it occurs to me that there is more to them than simply what the resolution is and how we get to them. As we embark on a new year, new process, new lifestyle, we need to consider how we are going … Continue reading It’s not All or Nothing
First of all, the obvious, Christmas, this year, has been both great and challenging for me. It was great because my parents were here. It was challenging because my parents were here. Visitors, for any period of time, disturb your routines and, in this process of recovery in which I find myself, routine has become … Continue reading Self-Evaluation or What to do with the New Year
A few days ago I went for coffee with two women I've known for years, although I don't see them very often. As we sat down and greeted each other, they started talking about this diet they had been on, which apparently they were doing together. It got me thinking that, for years, every time … Continue reading The Shakespearean Dilemma – to diet or not to diet?
Back when I first realised I had a problem, my goal was to lose weight. My approach to my recovery was, in many ways, part of the problem, as it had a lot to do with my shape and my size and how I felt about it. But part of the problem was also this … Continue reading Normal Eating, it Exists
As a BED sufferer, I have had to guide my family to help me get through the process of recovery. I can't say it's a 100% successful process, though. The two main people in my life who needed this guidance were my mother and my husband. I have to say that they both have made … Continue reading Stand By Me – The Importance of Knowing How to Help.