Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.

I have been blogging for 7 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.

I now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Coping on holidays (seasonal events) while struggling with an eating disorder (links)

I thought this might be useful for some of my readers. There is advice about different holidays and whether you struggle with bulimia, binge eating or restrictive eating.

GENERAL:
“The best way to get through the holidays with an eating disorder is to truly look for those people who provide you with the support you need, those who bring joy to your face, whether family, friends, or even fellow peers in recovery, so that with them you are able to find the comfort and freedom outside of your eating disorder struggle.”  -Nader Armanios (source)
DIAGNOSIS-SPECIFIC:
“Holidays can be challenging. So much food around  can be overwhelming. Remember food is not the enemy.. It just feels like it.
Relax try to eat intuitively. Enjoy the people you are with.  Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.”  
-Jo Cook (source)
RECOVERY-SPECIFIC:
(Please Note: I am from the United States, and this list includes the holidays I celebrate.  The same ideas can easily be applied to other celebratory days and events as well.)
HOLIDAY-SPECIFIC:
H unger means you eat when physically hungry instead of emotionally hungry.
A ttitudes about your size has to with the size of your heart instead of the size of your body.
P eople accept and value you for who you are, not according to how you look.
P roblems are resolved in ways other than stuffing your feelings with food.
Y ou spend as much time and energy on helping others, as you do on how you look.
H appiness comes from within rather than from expectations of others.
O ccasions for the holidays emphasize relating to others instead of emphasizing food.
L ove of self means you deserve to treat yourself in the best humanly possible way.
I dentity of self involves more than how you look.
D isapproval of self is changed to approval of who you are.
A cceptance of what one can not change includes your body features.
Y ou treat yourself as you treat your best friend.
S ociety values you for being you without emphasis to your weight or size.

1 comment:

  1. I also have two posts on surviving the Holidays with an Eating Disorder!

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