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Old 02-25-2019, 06:17 AM   #541
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Haven't been here, been struggling with pain and physical therapy and "things." Haven't read the posts. Don't have the energy to catch up.

Wishing everyone all the best for their lives. We can all do this One Day At a Time..

I was thinking about it and no one deserves the way we beat ourselves up. All's we've done is try to live in this crazy society that puts too much value on outward looks and makes us hurt.

I hope you all have a good week.

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Old 02-26-2019, 02:10 PM   #542
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Haven't been here, been struggling with pain and physical therapy and "things." Haven't read the posts. Don't have the energy to catch up.

Wishing everyone all the best for their lives. We can all do this One Day At a Time..

I was thinking about it and no one deserves the way we beat ourselves up. All's we've done is try to live in this crazy society that puts too much value on outward looks and makes us hurt.

I hope you all have a good week.

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So sorry Lucy. I'm the same with keeping up with posts.

I HATE the images society forces us to feel we need to meet to be an acceptable or good person, especially for women (though I know there are plenty of males with EDs too).

I also hate that there are also all these pro-ED sites & forums that drag in a lot of young teenagers and basically cause them to want to be anorexic, tips, daily updates, triggering stuff, photos, etc., and then what do you know, they become anorexic and/or bulimic? I was already deep into anorexia before going to one of those sites when I was in college (they cloak themselves a bit since my college days, but you definitely still can find plenty out there, you just have to look for the right stuff/sites to get there). I belonged to a couple recovery forums that were once very active, some are gone, and the active ones maybe get a couple posts in 2 weeks, if even that.

Hollywood makes it seem glamorous to have anorexia (like it's the golden standard of eating disorders everyone should aim for), and the reality is that it is not glamorous at all, it sucks so, so, so much, just like all eating disorders suck.

I've run across studies that estimate at least 3 out of 4 women have some sort of disordered eating thoughts or habits, even if they do not have a diagnosed ED, will do things like skip a meal because of their weight or feelings about their images. That is just messed up.
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Running too much though I am enjoying having H being able to work from home Tuesdays and Thursdays. The running is an addiction too, but it is tied to the ED. If I don't run, I don't let myself eat as much as I should be eating. And always, always I have the guilt about eating period.

I am anxious right now. My mom is having gallbladder removal surgery. She ended up going to the ER after 3 days of bad stomach pain (stubborn). She had a gallstone ending up in a bile duct, clogging the duct. They are removing her gallbladder but think she may have passed the gallstone in the duct; they will assess during this surgery whether she will need another.

I so hate myself for having panic attacks and anxiety driving on busy roads and freeways. She is at a hospital roughly an hour's drive away, but on the worst and busiest freeways off the Houston metro area, and I just can't drive it to be there right now. Both my sisters are driving out to help, one doing a long drive from the Dallas area, anywhere from a 4-6 hr. drive, that entire route tends to be busy these days.

I should be there, and I'm not because of my stupid panic disorder
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:19 PM   #544
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So sorry Lucy. I'm the same with keeping up with posts.

I HATE the images society forces us to feel we need to meet to be an acceptable or good person, especially for women (though I know there are plenty of males with EDs too).

I also hate that there are also all these pro-ED sites & forums that drag in a lot of young teenagers and basically cause them to want to be anorexic, tips, daily updates, triggering stuff, photos, etc., and then what do you know, they become anorexic and/or bulimic? I was already deep into anorexia before going to one of those sites when I was in college (they cloak themselves a bit since my college days, but you definitely still can find plenty out there, you just have to look for the right stuff/sites to get there). I belonged to a couple recovery forums that were once very active, some are gone, and the active ones maybe get a couple posts in 2 weeks, if even that.

Hollywood makes it seem glamorous to have anorexia (like it's the golden standard of eating disorders everyone should aim for), and the reality is that it is not glamorous at all, it sucks so, so, so much, just like all eating disorders suck.

I've run across studies that estimate at least 3 out of 4 women have some sort of disordered eating thoughts or habits, even if they do not have a diagnosed ED, will do things like skip a meal because of their weight or feelings about their images. That is just messed up.
I agree with all you've said. It's a sad thing.
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I hope everyone sleeps well.

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So I am new to this community and new to this kind of community. I am trying to figure out coping skills for when my brain is telling me I am hungry, but my body is not hungry. Sometimes it has to do with emotions, but sometimes it is just plain boredom; or sometimes it is because I want something other than food that I cannot have at the moment, some kind of psychological reassurance. My goal here is to fight back, to get my mind to rule my body and not the other way around. I think taking a walk is usually helpful, but I am in a situation where I am not always free to get up and walk around. Any ideas for healthy coping skills would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi Puma..sounds like you know quite a bit about why you and many of us eat or don't eat. Glad you are here..

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It's been another very struggly day. Glad it's over.

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I need to schedule a surgery for myself. The doctor weighed me as i was ( in heavy snow boots, literally 8 layers of clothes, my winter coat, and holding my purse which in itself weighs several pounds ) And given that it was still low, and no concerns. I'm always confused about others confrontations? Maybe i just look so darn healthy. Anyhow, i am super happy to get the sugery scheduled. I was concerned I'd get more "wait and see" attitude, but that didn't happen.
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I need to schedule a surgery for myself. The doctor weighed me as i was ( in heavy snow boots, literally 8 layers of clothes, my winter coat, and holding my purse which in itself weighs several pounds ) And given that it was still low, and no concerns. I'm always confused about others confrontations? Maybe i just look so darn healthy. Anyhow, i am super happy to get the sugery scheduled. I was concerned I'd get more "wait and see" attitude, but that didn't happen.
Hope all are well.
Good to see you. I hope the surgery goes well and your recovery is smoothe. I don't know why you are having surgery but know this is always a serious thing to undergo.
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