Trying to live life...with a stupid ED in my head!

July 31, 2008

Morning =]

Good morning everyone! I've made the final decision not to post pictures of my food on here just because I don't think it is necessary. I'm really sorry to those who wanted the pictures, and I hope you will keep reading/discussing with us.


Thanks to those who answered my question yesterday. In my opinion, the people who have helped me deal with Ed the most is my dance team. They were my team last year, when I was just starting to develop an ED and have been with me every step of the way. They've seen me at my worst and my best. I tell them everything about it, and all I've gotton from them is positive encouragement. They became my family, and before every doctor's appointment, we would pray together, they'd tell me everything is going to be okay, and we would cry. All 10 of us. And when it got to the point where I almost got dance taken away from me, they made sure I was eating and always looked out for me. I'm thankful to have people in my life like that every single day.
Daisy brought up a good question...
How many of you who are reading this are currently in therapy?

9 comments:

Alyssa said...

I will definitely keep reading your blog even if there are no pics! I am still in treatment, outpatient though, which means I have appointments with a doctor, dietitian, and therapist as needed (for me it is about every two weeks, depending on how things are going).

Anonymous said...

When trying to gain weight, Do you want to try and get all the food groups in or not worry about that so much and just get a lot of calories? I'm not sure if that makes sense or not, it's just that when I try to get all the servings of vegetables and fruits those fill me up a lot and I sometimes can't eat as much as the other food groups.

Hey Ed, Screw You! said...

When trying to gain weight, you should do it as healthily as possible, which means trying to get all of the food groups in.
My nutritionist put me on a plan that includes fruits at breakfast and lunch, and a veggie at dinner. When I am on a plan for maintaining my weight, there will probably be more veggies, but for now its just one. Try to focus on dairy products too (calcium-super important) and maybe get 2 grains in every meal. The same thing doesn't work for everyone, so experiment and see what's best for you. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Hey Ed, Screw You! said...

No problem =]
and I forgot to say that if you can, go see a nutritionist who specializes in EDs. Mine has been the biggest help in my recovery process.

Alyssa said...

When I was on a recovery meal plan I had more grains, milks, fruits, and fats then I did veggies and protein. Do eat a balanced diet, but if you feel too full when eating all of the servings of fruit, try having juice instead and eat more grains and healthy fats.

samswimchick said...

I'm in therapy. I had to try three people before I found a guy I liked. The 2nd woman "specialized" with ED's. However, I found her advice really unhelpful. It was obvious she had an eating disorder herself and I felt like she was trying to compete with me!

Now I just she this old guy. A cute old guy. He's nice. =] I deff. prefer talking to a man rather than a woman.

p.s. I can't believe you can talk about your ED with your dance team! That first step must have been hard. I've only told a couple of my closer friends. Not even my best friend knows. . .Well, she probably knows. We just don't talk about it.

M said...

I have struggled with an eating disorder for so many years. It makes me so sad to think of other girls going through that. I'm 25 now, and I wasted so much of my life on it.


I wish you the best in recovery. I hope this blog helps you.

Your family sounds incredible! You have such a wonderful support system.

Alyssa said...

By the way, I like the questions. It does keep discussion going, even discussion is already happening, if that makes sense!