My story of recovery is still a constant battle to this day. I am twenty years old but I had hit my worse when I was eighteen.
Thought out my years, I had been bullied and this bullying impacted me to the point of no return. I came into high school, I had learned about drugs and starving yourself. The thoughts were there but I had never chose to act of my complusions until my final year of high school. During my final year of high school, It sounds very typical but I was scared of the fact I was losing routine in my life, My friends where going off to study at Universitys and I didn’t know what I wanted. I came home, I skipped dinner that night. At first, it was somewhat innocent but I went to a sleepover at my friends house and I found a scale - I saw that I was loosing weight and I felt like I had some control and routine back into my life. So, I began skipping more meals and at the time I was heavily into sports so it was easy for me to hide because of another family event going on. After a year had passed, I had managed to pick myself up ever so slightly but I had developed alot of anixety and soon my nana had passed on and I had began my habbits again. Only this time, I had chosen to receive help. I had recieved help, being diganosed with Anixety. A few months later after intense therapy. My therapist and me had came clean to my parents about everything. I had been referred to a clinic. They had diagnosed me officially with Social Anixety, Panic Disorder and Disordered Eating and said that they couldnt help me at the time but if I was referred back to them, they would have to think of a treatment plan.
Including I hadnt been diagnosed with anything like anorexia, builmia. I personally still believe that I do have EDNOS but I havent let this stop me from my recovery. I started a youtube channel and have posted updates about my journey to recovery. I even got a tattoo, its corny, its one like Demi Lovato but it speaks the truth to me.
You are good at something, stop lying to yourself. You’re good at breaking down comic book plots, cooking ramen perfectly, making your friends happy, knowing the time without looking at a clock, getting the perfect ending at RPG’s, or figuring out the twist ending to movies. Don’t let society tell you your talents are meaningless because they don’t serve an economical purpose. Your talents reflect your interests and passions, and what’s important to you is important.
I have a few people I want to do the walk with, maybe I can get us all on your team? I'm thinking like 4 or five people? I'm in New Hampshire! It would be a pleasure to meet you and do this walk with you!
I would love it if you guys could join my team! I’ve met a few followers at these types of events and it’s always a wonderful experience :)
Hi! I have a pro recovery support group on facebook, and I would love to have you in it. It has been very helpful for many! Send me a message on facebook (Amalie HL) if you want to join. Big hugs from Amalie (my instagram is @amalielee, I am in recovery too)
I often receive requests for a song about struggling with an eating disorder. Well, I can’t pretend to know how difficult that fight must be, but I once loved a girl dealing with ED and self-image issues, and I wrote this song for her. I hope everyone who listens to this believes that someone out there is ready to love them—just the way they are.
Walk Location: 457 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460
Walk Date: Sunday April 6th
Check In Time: 9AM
Walk Start Time: 10AM Walk End Time: 12PM
There are currently over 30 million Americans who struggle with eating disorders, and this number has been growing over the past two decades. In spite of this, eating disorder research continues to be under-funded, insurance coverage for treatment is inadequate and societal pressures to be thin remain rampant.
$30 provides 30 minutes on the NEDA Helpline. $50 provides 20 CD-ROMs of NEDA Toolkits to parents, teachers, coaches and volunteers. $100 pays for the tools required for a NEDA Navigator as they provide support to individuals and families affected. $250 pays for a full day of operation of the Proud2BMe.org teen website, which promotes confidence in teens across America.
I’m a student and I know its hard to find money to spare, but seriously! Any amount helps! Even if it’s just a few dollars!
Hello! Brittney here. I wanted to let you all know that this is a side blog for me. I am not so sure about the main mod. I am writing regarding messages received here. It’s really difficult to answer messages on here because it is a side blog and I do not have access to the questions unless I am on my phone. Every time I do try to answer messages on my phone it logs me out and I am unsure if the messages have even sent. So if you do not get a reply, please know you are not being ignored. I read every message, so I really apologize for not having the capability to answer them. I will try my best to figure this out!
This addition may only be spotted by a few in public.
Artist Daniel Soares pasted Photoshop toolbar stickers on these H&M posters as a nice little reminder that not all is as it seems. Y’all know how Photoshop messes with our perception of beauty, and I think this is a smart little stunt to snap us back into reality when we start to wonder why we never look like the girls on the posters we walk past every day.
This is Brittney (one of your mods, littlebirdybuddha.tumblr.com). I hope you are all having a great day. I just wanted to invite you to a new blog I just created focused on thankfulness, mindfulness, and spiritual recovery. It is thegratefulday.tumblr.com and I would love to have you on board. My goal is to inspire more people to give thanks for the little (or big) things in our lives. Hopefully with this thanks we can begin to view our lives in a new way. So far it has been really helpful for me.
And I would just like to give a shout out to Jeyn (the main mod here and an incredibly good friend) for giving me this board for Christmas. You inspire me every day and I love you.