Eating disorder recovery check in thread (Trigger Warning)

Day 6 disordered eating free. Checking in and sending positive thoughts and virtual hugs to all!

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Checking in here.
I have had disordered eating since I was 14. Mainly b/p but periods of restriction as well. It has always been the pattern that either alcohol/drugs, or my ED, have been more prominent and this has cycled on and on over the years.
I am happy to say though, that 51 days into sobriety from alcohol, I have only had a handful of bad eating days. This is SUCH a huge change from my m.o.
I think what has helped is I’ve purposefully stopped tracking my calorie intake on my fitbit app. I recognise that this either encourages me to keep the numbers low, or gives me a f’ it mentality if I see the numbers are already above my comfort zone, so I’ll just inhale food and, well, you know.
I can’t say I’m feeling comfortable about food all the time, but I am practicing gratitude and meditation and I really think this is helping me to have a new appreciation for what I have, and is stopping me from getting into that dissociative state where I will b/p.
It is small steps, but I’m proud of myself and just wanted to share it here.
I hope everyone here is having a good day.
:heart::v:

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One week no disordered eating :smile: super motivated to.keep this going. Hugs and good thoughts to everyone, stay strong :muscle:

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Good job Jenny, keep it up! :smiling_face:

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Yesterday and today I have been feeling the effects of having gluten.
And yet,
I seem to have just run towards it.
I had a grilled cheese sandwich yesterday, and some white castle sliders today.
:weary:

I have been giving in to cravings for “comfort food” or quick food, or “I don’t have energy to cook” food.

I am frustrated with myself for it. Tomorrow is another day to choose health over convenience… hopefully I can stick to rice and veggies

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8 days disordered eating free, need to hit the shops today, so will be calling on my higher power to get me through temptations. Have a great day everyone :grinning:

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Great work, well done on 1 week :partying_face::partying_face::partying_face:

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Thank you!

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So happy I made 10 days

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Struggling a bit today. It’s so strange how your eyes can see one thing but you know in your logical brain it’s not true. Body dysmorphia sux! I am using all my tools today to remain present and sober. Hugs to all!

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Congrats on 2 weeks!

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Thank you so much!

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Yes, congratulations on 2 weeks! That’s great, keep it up! :smiling_face:

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Thank you!

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Congratulations @Jenny1972 :heart:

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Thank you very much :blush:

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