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Recovery Stories Recovery can be a long and difficult path, and we may forget to rejoice in our accomplishments. Share your recovery stories here, from self harm, to drug, or alcohol addictions, and anything else you are proud of.

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Cool Screw it, I'm proud. - June 14th 2013, 09:19 PM

This may just be a rambly non meaningful rant, but hey. I'm proud of myself.

When I joined this site I was in a bad place. I won't elaborate, most of you know I had an eating disorder, but elaborating on certain points serve no purpose other than "bragging rights" (something I see too often, people listing lowest weights like trophies, part of the ED mentality on stuff like pro ana and the fact I can identify this and not join makes me even more proud).

But now, a year and 4 months since I started recovery. I'm eating (well duh), I'm not worrying about food. Food just doesn't even cross my mind. My eating disorder is no longer part of me. It's part of my past. And I did it, I didn't stay in the rut, I fought and guys I'm so proud of myself. I'm alive and and and that feels amazing. I'm happy, and even when I'm not happy- it's not related to food, it's related to other things. It gets this good. And I know you guys probably can't relate to this because I know when I was ill and read recovery stories I just couldn't identify at all, I felt hopeless and recovery seemed so far off and just...not realistic. I just couldn't see it. But I did it anyway, and you know what? It worked. I looked back at my old posts earlier and I can't recognize myself. But. I did it.

I'm proud of myself. Just saying. Can you tell?

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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 14th 2013, 09:36 PM

Yeah I'm gonna add to this.

So in the past three years I have fallen in love, sponsored a child in Africa, become a volunteer at a hospital, lost [edit] pounds, received the Holy Spirit, and forgiven my child abuser so I could be freed from my past. I can feel myself growing stronger and stronger every day.

Anyone want to join in the celebration Harlequin and I are having?
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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 14th 2013, 09:42 PM

reading this post surely put a smile on my face! I'm so proud of you and you very well have something to be proud about. I hope there are more people like you who can gather the strength to recover.
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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 15th 2013, 02:53 AM

I love hearing these recovery stories. I'm proud of you, and I'm glad you've gotten so much better.
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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 15th 2013, 04:10 AM

I'm so proud of you. You've grown tremendously since being here. thank you so much for sharing your recovery and your recovery advice with us.

So...should I fly to England with cake?!

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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 15th 2013, 05:13 AM

This put such a big smile on my face! I'm so proud of you, Laura. It's amazing to read other people's recovery stories. You've definitely served as an inspiration to me and have made me realize that recovery might be possible for me as well. I'm sure I'm not the only one you've done that for either. Keep sharing your recovery story! It gives all of us hope.

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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 17th 2013, 02:24 AM

You've done so well and I can tell you've come really far. I'm so glad you've been able to recover.

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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 17th 2013, 06:33 PM

This thread is winning the award for "Made Me Smile Most" on TeenHelp.

I think everyone else has said it all, so all I can add is my congratulations - well done, Laura.

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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 18th 2013, 08:01 PM

Why thank you beautiful people :3

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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 22nd 2013, 08:26 AM

I am so, so proud of you, lovely. You've come so far and you deserve all this happiness you have now. I can't wait to see what else you achieve. You're gonna go far, darling. <3

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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 22nd 2013, 09:03 AM

I'm going to add my congratulations as well. Very well done to you. It's nothing short of amazing how far you've come, and I'm sure you're going to go a long way even further. I'm really happy for you!
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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 22nd 2013, 01:06 PM

Laura, that's a massive achievement, well done!!!
You're so strong <3
So happy for you!!

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Re: Screw it, I'm proud. - June 24th 2013, 12:37 PM

Congratulations! Well done, it must feel so good to have accomplished this.

Keep it up, don't forget... we're still here for you, even if you've recovered.
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