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Red face The Silver Lining - April 9th 2013, 01:54 AM

Okay, so people always talk about how terrible anorexia is and whatnot, and there's always negative talk and bitterness towards the subject. So what I want to know is what you all have gotten out of your eating disorder. In no way am I saying its good to have the disease, but I want to see what's positive that's come out of our suffering. For example, I made many close friends with pro ana buddies as well as got into the healthy habit of exercising. What's your silver lining?Love
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Re: The Silver Lining - April 9th 2013, 06:26 AM

Hey Alice,

I really do like this idea for the thread. Honestly, EVERYTHING has a silver lining. Even if that is recovery and being able to figure out yourself and become happy after the intense process, that is still something. I guess it's the whole "everything happens for a reason" idea.

When I was younger and began restricting, I became a vegetarian as a way to be able to weed out foods and find excuses not to eat. However, when I went to college and was "healthy," I decided to go back vegetarian because I liked the food and really don't like the environmental impacts of meat. So even if my original reasons were bad when I was younger, I've been able to make something good out of it.


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Re: The Silver Lining - April 9th 2013, 05:17 PM

Good idea

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Re: The Silver Lining - April 9th 2013, 09:02 PM

I'm a completely different person to the one who decided throwing up in the school toilets was a good idea. I'm a lot louder, I voice my opinions more, I'm a hell of a lot more confident. I'm happier with my life and who I am as a person than I was before my ED because now I know pain and therefore happiness is something I'm grateful for and don't take for granted.

However my ED wrecked my relationship with my parents, took away my freedom and made me into a hollow (personality wise) shell for around a year so it's not all fantastic news



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Re: The Silver Lining - April 11th 2013, 04:48 PM

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I'm a completely different person to the one who decided throwing up in the school toilets was a good idea. I'm a lot louder, I voice my opinions more, I'm a hell of a lot more confident. I'm happier with my life and who I am as a person than I was before my ED because now I know pain and therefore happiness is something I'm grateful for and don't take for granted.

However my ED wrecked my relationship with my parents, took away my freedom and made me into a hollow (personality wise) shell for around a year so it's not all fantastic news
I'm about the same as Harlequin..give or take a little.


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