eating disorder recovery

Anorexia Recovery And Sex: How The Two Go Hand In Hand

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I’m in recovery from anorexia. I’m also learning how to have sex again. The two have more in common than you think.

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On Not Eating In Front Of You: Have Patience With Me

“Do you have problems eating in front of people?” my date said.

“Do you have problems eating in front of people?” my date said. When my restrictive anorexia is bad, I tend to limit food consumption.

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My Partner Stood By Me When Chronic Illness Threatened My ED Recovery

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Two months after my chronic illness diagnosis, we got engaged. He has always nailed the “in health” portion of our future marriage vows.

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The Problem With Dismissing Anorexia Narratives

The main argument against having more open conversations about anorexia is that one person’s recovery memoir is another girl’s manual.

The main argument against having more open conversations about anorexia is that one person’s recovery memoir is another girl’s manual.

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Why I Didn’t Post A Selfie After I Ran A Half Marathon

Often I run because I’m afraid not to.

I will not be posting any victory selfies after races until I'm willing to tell the full story about my running and how I use it to aid and abet my disordered eating.

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Let Them Eat Cake: My Weight Restoration Story

And so I slid the scale to the back of my closet, started freely eating doughnuts when I craved doughnuts, and simply donated the jeans that stopped fitting instead of holding out hope for them.

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Let Them Eat Cake: My Weight Restoration Story

And so I slid the scale to the back of my closet, started freely eating doughnuts when I craved doughnuts, and simply donated the jeans that stopped fitting instead of holding out hope for them.

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Thinking Of My Body As Not My Own Helped My Relationship With It

My every decision was based off of whether I was having a good body image day or a bad one. Unfortunately, 99% of them were bad ones. Image: Kyle Broad/Unsplash.

I would wonder if others saw me as “super healthy” or as a “fit chick” — or if they had those thoughts at all. I was constantly consumed with every minute detail of my lifestyle, wondering if it was going to take me closer or further away from my ideal body.

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"Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels"?

I talked to you about the scale last week. It’s a tool I’ve proven that I will use to punish myself. I said I wouldn’t weigh myself. I said numbers don't matter. And then I broke my promise to you. I made the same promise face-to-face with my oldest and dearest friend — a pinky-swear. I broke that one, too.

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My Struggle With Binge Eating Disorder

I told her in graphic detail about my binges, about the amount and type of food that I forced into my mouth long after I was full, about the lengths I went to to make sure that what I was eating was as unhealthy as possible, maximizing the damage I could do to myself.

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