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carmycat
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New to forums :)

Hi everyone I've been a member for a couple of months but only just started to set up a profile and browse the forums! I read the e-book when I first joined and found it really motivational and was excited to start recovery for real (I've tried recovery many times before and failed miserably). I started out with the best intentions making structured eating plans and referring back to the book but I seemed to have lost my momentum and enthusiasm :( I was apprehensive about posting in the forums and getting involved in the online community, I guess I've always been a private person and I'm struggling with the concept of being open on here! Any advice or friendly words are more than welcome xx

ThereisAlwaysHope
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HI :) I just started recovery

HI :) I just started recovery again too. I have been trying to get on here every day for the past week and interact w/people or read articles and posts. I joined the site last spring, but didn't get on after I read the book and didn't commit, lied to my therapsist, etc. Starting last week i began w/a new counselor and started loggin on here again. It is really encouraging to just use this site in general. it helps so much to know you are not alone! I was so isolated b/c I've lied and cut so many relationships out of my life b/c of this disease. I hope things go better for you this time around. Here for you if you ever need someone to talk to. -Alicia

Poppet
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Hi there! Congrats on joining

Hi there! Congrats on joining us here! That's awesome. I can offer two things. 1. The more I am on the website the more I remember to recover - yes, I know! But it's true sometimes I simply forget to do the work!. 2. Being open about what is going on and actively seeking advice/tips/lessons learnt is useful to stop destructive habits xxx

Poppet

Coach Jen
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Hi and Welcome! I hope you

Hi and Welcome! I hope you begin to feel more comfortable in posting on here. I think you will find that this is an amazing group of people who are very supportive and non-judgemental. This community was a huge help for my own recovery, so I hope that you find the same support here! Best of luck!

carmycat
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Thank you all for your kind

Thank you all for your kind replies!
Alicia I agree that the lies bulimia forces you to tell only end up backfiring! I also used to have sessions with a therapist and struggled to be honest for fear of being judged.
Poppet thanks for your advice, I can see that the more time put in to the site the more I'll get out of it! I'm really interested in talking to people who care and that I can learn from!
Jen I have found people to be very welcoming so far and hope I feel more settled already.
Hope you all are well and have had a good day wherever you are! xx

The_Great_Escape
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I can totally relate to this!

I can totally relate to this! I first joined up back in 2009 and I found it totally inspirational and had a real drive to change. However, I too found it very hard to fully embrace the community and would always worry about posting comments, in fear of being judged negatively.

Like ThereisAlwaysHope, I wavered from the site but I'm now back with full force and ready to face recovery. For me, it's been a massive step to find the courage to be honest with both myself and the wonderful people on this site. I can totally understand your reluctance to post your feelings and questions etc. Sadly, in our every day society, it is true that people can be cruel and can judge you because they can't comprehend what you're going though. However, the beautiful thing about this site is that whatever you post, there is bound to be someone here that has felt/gone through the same thing!
It's not always easy to share our experiences with the ones closest to us. The thing that has impeded my recovery is that I'm such a private person that I hate to 'burden' other people with my problems. However, everyone needs to vent sometimes! This site allows you to be as open as you want to be and whatever issue you're facing, there will be people here that want to support you!

Much love xx

Throw it away, forget yesterday,
We'll make the great escape,
Won't hear a word they say,
They dont know us anyway.

carmycat
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I'm exactly the same! Always

I'm exactly the same! Always been very private and not wanting to burden or bore others with my problems so it's taking me a while to be open but I know it will help me the more honest I am on here! Thank you for understanding :) x

The_Great_Escape
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I seem to spend a lot of time

I seem to spend a lot of time helping other people but not listening to my own advice!! It's hard to think that there are so many people here that genuinely want to help each other but we are all in the same boat :)
It will definitely help and the more we do it, the easier it will get! xx

Throw it away, forget yesterday,
We'll make the great escape,
Won't hear a word they say,
They dont know us anyway.

i-hope
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WELCOME xx :) and-

WELCOME xx :)
and- congratulations and best wishes too x

kawigirl78
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I'm brand new to this site. I

I'm brand new to this site. I haven't even finished the book yet but am starting out the same as you, totally motivated. I hope to keep up the momentum. My husband works offshore and for whatever reason i only binge/purge when he is away working. This is day 2 for him being away and I did eat a little more than i'm comfortable with yesterday but i fought and resisted the urge. I'm rambling here but I have been lurking and unsure about opening up on here. You motivated me to make my first comment (i'm also very private). I wish you well though!

I got this.

carmycat
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Great Escape - I wish I could

Great Escape - I wish I could take my own advice sometimes too, I love to help others but can't seem to help myself!
I hope - Thank you for welcoming me :)
Kawigirl - I'm glad that I'm not the only one who struggled to take the first step on here it's nice to hear that I've motivated you to do the same! Well done on not purging yesterday! You did really well to break that cycle so I wouldn't worry too much about the amount you ate, you've made such a big step forward! Hope you're feeling more confident on here. xx

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