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Teensy88
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I hope this helps!

I hope this helps anyone who is feeling a bit hopeless or like they just can't recover...

Today is my 6 month anniversary of recovery! If someone had said to me before I started recovery that I would one day go six months without purging, I don't know that I would have believed them!

There is hope! It takes hard work, a lot of love and support, and it forces you to find a new relationship with food and your body... But it is 100% worth it, so don't give up!

I hope you're all having a great day in recovery!

Much love xx

Teensy

Carol Lynn
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Thank you for sharing!

Thank you for sharing! Congratulations. This does give me hope.

somethingblooming
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Congratulations! That is so

Congratulations! That is so inspiring :) xxx

"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.”

Sasha
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I needed to hear this :)

I needed to hear this :) Today I definitely feel hopeless. What are some things that helped you the most in your recovery?

bryce23
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3 days is all i can go....i

3 days is all i can go....i have alittle hope since reading your post but every one is different ,some may take shorter time sime may take longer,what has been your strong point...kids? partner?? or just you? what made you decide to suceed in this?

c williams

Teensy88
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Thanks ladies! :) Here's a

Thanks ladies! :)
Here's a quick list of things that I couldn't have done without so far:

My best friend/housemate who helped me through and comforted me when I was feeling really low. She encouraged me to come out when i was moping about the house, stayed in and made me laugh when I couldn't go out, and just helped me with eating, cooking etc and was a good role model for me in terms of a healthy, non restrictive diet. Basically she was my support 'rock'.

I stuck with the website , kept checking in on the posts in the forums, had contact with other members to 'vent' and listen to other people going through the same thing.

I made my priority for the next year my recovery. I said I would give it a year and if it didn't work I could always go back to dieting or try something else. I have stuck to the program and not strayed! I have just started intuitive eating but up until now I have been the queen of structured eating... Seriously, I have made sure I have been eating enough food and having it every 3 hours. And yeah, it's totally sucked at times feeling uncomfortably full and bloated but I've kept at it anyway! I even had to pass up a trip overseas with my girlfriends because I knew it would be too difficult to do structured eating whilst travelling, and that being in summer clothes whilst carrying extra weight might make me relapse... So it's really been my number one priority to recover this year!

Also loose clothing, it's better to feel comfortable!

I also stopped trying to exercise obsessively every day, which was helped along by the fact that I got a knee injury! :-/

I can't think of anything else right now but will post it up here if I do!

I hope this doesn't sound like a bunch of waffle! Everyone's journey is different!

Xx

Teensy

Teensy88
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Bryce23, What made me decide

Bryce23,

What made me decide to succeed was the fact that finally my desire to be healthy, happy and free of bulimia, was greater than my desire to be thin. And besides, I was thinner when I wasn't bulimic... So i also finally realised that what I was doing wasn't working... It had actually taken me to my highest ever weight!

Xx

Teensy

Coach Jen
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Congratulations on 6 months!

Congratulations on 6 months! What an amazing accomplishment :-)

lucid-dream21
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Thank you so much for posting

Thank you so much for posting this. It gives me so much hope! I love the thought of being able to recover and your advice is really great. I appreciate it so much, I had gotten into the mindset that ill never recover and I'll always have this disease. But it's great to hear it gets better.
Thank you and I hope you keep on having success

Brittany

Teensy88
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Thanks for all the lovely

Thanks for all the lovely messages everyone :-) xx

Teensy

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