Acceptance during Recovery

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Acceptance during Recovery

Just a couple thoughts that I wanted to share after reading through the forums here.

Round Belly = doesn't have to be fat, Doesn't mean you necessarily are gaining weight. it's swelling due to recovery of your intestines (happens every now and then even when recovered ;-)

Swollen face = well think of it this way; if someone was beat up in a bar fight or mugging, would you expect them to have no mark of it the next day or week? Not really, broken and battered bodies take time to fix.

Weight Gain = Many ask if recovery will make us gain weigh, or if we'll ever be as skinny again. Well, I can't say you'll be just as thin, or skinnier or fatter after recovery, because we are all different. REALLY different. But one thing I can say is that you will be happier. If you fully let recovery "take over" Then it really will not matter to you what you weigh when you come out the other side. Sure I don't wanna be FAT either,(don't think anyone does, we wanna be healthy) but if you get into recovery there is no way that a balanced lifestyle will leave you fat. In fact you will have the upper hand over others when it comes to a balance in your life. If you can manage recovery then you will be able to manage other things too, things that don't come naturally for people to think about or control.

The most important thing to remember in recovery is that "You can make it" and nothing else matters. This is your life, what could be more important? Make sure that you are willing to go the distance, whatever it takes to recover.

Gaining some weight in exchange for your life back is worth it, if that's what it takes.

Life is too short to not be happy

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"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”

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Loved this share! thanks for

Loved this share! thanks for writing it!


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