Change is in the air.

Recovery is largely about change. We are changing our beliefs, our habits, our controls, our lives. We are changing from a place of darkness to a place of living. Its a process which is far from easy. But, change… It is a good thing. Change results in freedom. We can create freedom from all those sensations of sadness, anger, […]

Support? Really?!

I have experienced first hand the medical system supplied to help young people with eating disorders and I can tell you this: It sucks. Okay. Maybe I am being a little harsh, but large elements of it sucks. When I first realised I needed help, I visited my doctor and explained, in a rather emotional […]

It’s called Extreme Hunger for a reason.

Its fairly difficult to find first hand experiences of Extreme Hunger (EH) and yet, it is fairly common for someone recovering from a restrictive eating disorder to experience it. So, I find myself asking, ‘Why is it like this?’ and my conclousi0n has been we are ashamed of our EH. Of course, we do not need […]

Riding the Recovery Road

Twenty-eight days ago I began my ‘real’ recovery. I took the plunge on committing to the Minnie Maud guidelines. Eleven days ago, I was fully enrolled in the guidelines and began eating 3000 calories as a minimum. Since then, the days have been a bumpy road of emotions. During my period of quasi-recovery, when I […]

Knock Knock. ‘Who’s there?’ ‘Hunger.’

I’m writing this post for a few reasons. Partly because I started this blog to talk about my recovery process; partly because I find writing out the ups and downs and lefts and rights of my life helps me understand myself a little better; and finally, partly because I could not find a post online […]

A week of breakfasts!

If we look back a month or so ago, I would have not touched breakfast with a barge-pole unless my parents had their wary eyes on me. And even then, it would have been minimal oats with water. If we look back over this past week since I’ve started my ‘real’ recovery, it paints a […]