Hi lovelies! I’ve been following this community for awhile now (as well as the body positivity & recovery communities on instagram!) I’m 21 years old and struggled with anorexia for 8 years, but I’m in my fourth year of recovery. These communities were a huge source of inspiration for me during my recovery and helped inspire me to recover, so to give back I recently started my own body positivity/recovery blog on Instagram! It is called @thatbodyposibitch and I would love for any and all of you lovely people to use it as a resource ❤️❤️ I have quite a few posts already covering a lot of different aspects/questions about recovery, but I also answer all my DMs always if anyone has any specific questions about recovery, and I plan to keep posting tons more motivational content! I hope it could potentially be helpful to you all, just like you’ve all been for me throughout my recovery journey 💛 much love! xoxo -Tori
外围体育投注Hi all :) I hope you are all doing well! I’m at a point in my recovery where I need to make the decision of whether or not I go to residential treatment. My medical team is STRONGLY recommending it but I am just so afraid. I would love to hear your thoughts and also, if you have any experience with Homewood Eating Disorder Center in Guelph, Ontario, that would be even more appreciated! Thank you so much.
I (19F) have dealt with disordered eating for several years now, and I've been diagnosed with an "atypical eating disorder with anorexic tendencies" for a good while. Late last year I started severely restricting intake and dropped to the point where I fit the physical requirements of anorexia nervosa and I was even hospitalised for a related incident but it was during covid so the eating disorder services near me (I'm in the UK) won't give me the time of day as I'm not actively purging. I figured out that, with daily heart palpitations and severe breathing difficulties, and with the complete absence of energy, I was going to die if I didn't take recovery into my own hands. That was at the beginning of May. I now eat a reasonable amount, and have done for a while, but I have put on little or no weight (it fluctuates, as I'm sure you know). Enough to be above the anorexia nervosa bracket, yay for me, but my health is still atrocious and I'm constantly hungry now. I can't stop counting calories, even though I want to stop so desperately. I think about food all day, my life is still just me living from one meal to the next. I don't know how to stop, I feel like I'm eating so much and I feel so bloated and disgusting but I still weigh the same, and I'm still ill, and my top half is still downright skeletal.
My main struggles are these: -How do I stop counting calories? -Is there any way to get medical advice without a government eating disorder service? I don't know if we can afford a nutritionist but all the recovery meal plans say I need medical advice (which is fair). -Is it OK to exercise? I was doing a fairly strenuous routine recently but I pulled a muscle somewhere in my left side and it straight up prevented me from doing anything at all for a week and a half. I still have issues on my left side. Exercise makes me feel a lot better about myself and also stops me bloating so much so I definitely want to get back into it, but does it affect recovery?
外围体育投注I appreciate that you guys likely aren't trained doctors either, just looking for anecdotal advice honestly. Sorry for the infodump, I don't really have anyone who I can talk to about this and I feel really penned in.