Someone asked me a few weeks ago to write a post on how to help/what to say to someone with an eating disorder. So here we are. Being someone who is always going to have an eating disorder I think I can write about this thoroughly without offending anyone. Please note that the things I’m going to say now have helped me. This doesn’t mean … Continue reading 10 things to say to someone with an Eating Disorder
Hi again, it’s only me. I know shocker I’m actually posting something. I just thought it would be a nice thing to just update you all on where I’ve been and why I’ve been so quiet. Firstly, I’ve just been super busy at work. All the big bosses are now in big meetings in another office, so prep has been mad for the ladies I … Continue reading Where I’ve Been?
Last week I had a comment made on one of my old posts about my eating disorder – which has since been deleted. Someone took it upon themselves to ask me how I had the cheek to still write about an eating disorder when I’m now “fine” … “Fine” “Fine”? Fine. People with eating disorders and people who are in recovery are never “fine”. Eating … Continue reading Things you should never say to someone who has an eating disorder.
My lovely friend Ida tagged me to write a letter to my brain. LOL let’s see how this goes. Dear Brain, What are you playing at? Why after 6 years of being medically fine have you decided it’s time to fuck about?! It’s fine though I understand. Everything couldn’t be too great for too long right? I just want to say we’re going to be … Continue reading A letter to my brain
To the girl at the gym, You make me self-conscious and you make me realise everything that’s wrong with me. When you walk onto the running floor every girl looks and you can tell by the look in their eyes that they feel threatened. You’re the real version of a “instagram fitness model” and you damn know it. I lost my confidence big time this … Continue reading To the girl at the gym
I was taking with my therapist this morning about my eating disorder and how my bipolar has massively influenced it. As it’s always been linked with my trying to gain control, being told you have an incurable illness was going to set every trigger off. Does anyone else with both have the need to massively purge when they’re manic? I don’t even know why because … Continue reading Eating Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder
Although I’ve only been seeing my current psychiatrist for a short period of time he has taught me ALOT. So I thought I’d share a few lessons with you. It’s ok to admit you need help after denying it for years. For years I’ve denied the possibility that I may have bi polar. After going through treatment for an eating disorder and body dysmorphic I was done with medical … Continue reading 4 Things I’ve Learnt From My Psychiatrist
Other than my eating disorder itself, the next biggest challenge I have is maintaining healthy hair. One of the biggest side effects of eating disorders is hair loss. By 18 I had developed a noticeable bold patch on my head and became ridiculously sad and self-conscious because my hair was my thing (I wasn’t into makeup until 19+). So, once I’d gotten my eating under … Continue reading Eating VS Hair
Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest. All forms of social media that magnify skinny perfect looking men and women. For a person with an eating disorder it is extremely hard to not look at this content of search for it when you know it’s available. Instagram has made an amazing step by offering help for anyone searching for such content before showing it, but is this enough? … Continue reading The Book VS Social Media
You’ll be missing out and we’ll be missing you – no one wins. For anyone who used to read this blog, you will know all about my biggest struggle in life – food. No I do not think I’m fat, no I do not think I need to lose weight, I simply struggle with a positive body image and maintaining a healthy mental state towards … Continue reading Eating problems…