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!
If you have any questions leave them in the comment section as i am much quicker at answering there, otherwise you can always send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 23, 2016
Preventing relapse in eating disorders - relapse signs
Now during Christmas time and holiday season it can often feel like things are "too much" or "too scary". You might get anxiety or feel overwhelemed or worry too much which leads you to using old behaviours to cope. But i think its important for you to look at the chart above and see whether maybe some of your thoughts/behaviours are starting to lead you into a risk zone..... if you begin thinking "ill eat less lunch so i can eat a piece of chocolate" or "ill skip breakfast because we are going to eat christmas dinner" or "ill workout more because i will eat more" or any other thoughts such as beginning to track or measure food (when you dont need to. I.e if you are doing it to make sure you eat ENOUGH then its different, or if you have to because of your meal plan) or if you begin to worry more about your body, then maybe you need to take a little pause and rethinik your behaviours.
Remember to be honest to yourself and reevaluate your thoughts and bevhaviours from time to time. But also try to stay calm the next few weeks and during the "Holiday season", dont over stress or worry... worrying just makes everything worse and doesnt help a situation. But also be honest and confide in someone if you are struggling or if you are finding something tough. You need to want recovery for yourself, your health and your life. Think about what eating disorder behaviours will lead to, what the consequences are and if they are really worth it.
I hope you all have a wonderful christmas and reamining days of the year and make the best of them! Hopefully you can start the new year with a positive thoughts and positive goals :) And remember to not let your illness control you, you are stronger than your illness!