Tag Archives: Health

Body Checking

When the main actress in My Big Fat Greek Wedding starts losing weight, there is commentary that her collar bones are more visible. When I started losing weight in my eating disorder, I wanted visible collar bones too, and my … Continue reading

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Not so improved immunity…

I wrote a couple days ago about how I have not had a cold since I entered treatment, and that I think it is from my improved immunity. Yes, in my new healthier state, I probably have a stronger immune … Continue reading

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Improved Immunity

Before I entered treatment, I was catching colds as often as once a month. The frequency of my illnesses was in part due to all the time I used to spend with my nephews, who were bringing home colds from … Continue reading

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Progress!

At my most recent meeting with my nutritionist, she removed my exercise restrictions! I am finally moving from the weight gain phase in my recovery to weight maintenance! Also, I no longer have the same drive to obsessively exercise that … Continue reading

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Riding the wave of emotions

The farther that I get from my past eating disorder behaviors, the more I understand that restricting food and over-exercising were my maladaptive methods for coping with tough emotions. When I refused to eat, I was refusing to feel sadness … Continue reading

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I am not my body

Every now and then I work on a page or so from Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance by Rosie Molinary. The page I worked on yesterday had a message to the effect of “I am not my … Continue reading

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Benecalorie — weight gain/maintenance life-saver

I had a tough time gaining the required weight for recovery (still in progress!). In addition to all the body image issues and general fears of gaining weight that someone with an eating disorder has, I developed a hypermetabolic state … Continue reading

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