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update on recovery - February 19th 2019, 06:48 AM

I was able to get myself back up and keep fighting for recovery. Ar the beginning of re-feeding, I definitely had extreme hunger and it went away for awhile but it came back stronger than ever. I've had to eat large amounts of food--more than I've ever had to before. I'm learning to be okay with that.I'm still counting calories and I'm very aware of how much I'm giving my body but I'm okay with that.

Although I'm terrified of gaining weight. I medically am not required to gain weight since my bmi is considered "normal" but my body still might decide to put on some pounds which I'm not ready for. But I don't want that to hold me back from continuing to nourish my body. I've already noticed so many positive mental changes. I'm able to focus so much more and remembering things and think clearly and learn things easier. It has been such a good feeling to know that I'm no longer malnourished or medically unstable. At my worst, my brain was extremely deprived of nutrients and couldn't function as a normal human being. My body was dying and my brain was going crazy. But I'm so glad that things are going really well at this point.
   
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Re: update on recovery - February 23rd 2019, 01:59 AM

Hey there,

I'm so glad to hear that things are going well! This is awesome news. Re-feeding can be really hard, but I'm proud of you for giving your body what it needs. Really, this is all huge!! I totally know what you mean about the mental changes - I was shocked to realize that I could focus so much better when I started taking better care of my body!

You should be really proud of yourself!! You're doing great! And always remember that recovery is a process, so if you ever find yourself having a hard day, that's totally okay and understandable!

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Re: update on recovery - February 23rd 2019, 02:13 AM

Hey, this thread makes me so happy! I am glad you are doing great on your recovery. It's not going to be easy, but it sounds like there's already been some wonderful changes so far!

If you ever need to reach out, don't hesitate to do so.


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Re: update on recovery - February 23rd 2019, 10:32 PM

Hey there,


I am glad that you updated us on how things have been going. Recovery can be difficult and scary because of the food you are taking in. However, if you are working with a treatment team they will be able to support you through this difficult time.


You should be so proud of yourself for being open to sharing this and for going through recovery. It's not easy to do. Remember we are here if you need anything.


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