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Exclamation big scary step HELP - March 2nd 2013, 02:08 PM

Well i have finally accepted i have anorexia ive been in recovery for a little under a year. My recovery doctor wants me to eat in the cafeteria at school it will be the first time i have ate there since going to this school i haven't eaten infront of friends since grade 8 im now in grade 11 im scared people will judge me or think im a pig or i might have a panic attack i dont know what to do HELP

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Re: big scary step HELP - March 2nd 2013, 05:27 PM

Hey, i'm so happy that you are recovering from anorexia !
You don't have to be ashamed of you.
People will always judge you, so do whatever you want.
Your real friends will understand, and even if you take 3 hours to eat your lunch, you'll be proud of yourself,
don't be afraid, you can make it
you eat and live for you not the others
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Re: big scary step HELP - March 2nd 2013, 06:12 PM

I'm really glad to hear that you have accepted and have decided to recover from Anorexia. I know what it's like to not like eating in front of people. People will not be judging you or thinking you are a pig. I know it's hard to eat in front of people but that's part of recovery. I say try it out and if it gets overwhelming you can just leave. You don't have to do it in one day and you don't have to eat the whole meal in front of people. If you ever need to talk or someone to vent to know I'm just a pm or vm away. I would love to hear how it goes too.

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Re: big scary step HELP - March 4th 2013, 05:00 PM

I'm happy you've been recovering from having anorexia.
Like Frankie said, you don't have to eat a whole meal in front of people. No one will negatively judge you for eating something at lunch, if you go in an get to overwhelmed just pack it up and finish it somewhere else. Take it in baby steps. Eating in front of people is part of the recovery. I know it can be a challenge when you must think people are judging you for it and think you look like a pig. But even though people can judge this isn't likely to be something anyone will comment on or think to much about. If you are worried you could always speak to a friend and ask him/her to go with you to help keep you calm and get through the meal.
You can always PM me I hope this goes well for you and I'd love to hear about how your doing.

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