Using what I have learnt

I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I would share a little update. There has been a lot going on to keep me busy and fill my head with all sorts! It’s really lovely to feel like I am better and coping with life (don’t get me wrong there are definitely still moments)…

Managing but not totally fixed

I don’t think you ever get over an anxiety induced eating disorder. I think you just learn to manage it – and when you are feeling low or poorly it is the first thing to get you down. There will always be that crack under the surface and I need to keep it from opening…

A quick update!

So, as promised here is a little update on my journey towards no medication! It has been a month since I started to reduce my medication and currently we are going well. The first few days I definitely noticed a difference and felt more anxious than I have done in a long time. It was…

Check ups

I went to a check up at the doctors this week and we talked through how I have been feeling. After a little chat the Dr has recommended that I start to wean myself off of my medication. This is a big decision for me, as much as I want to come off of the…

Changing the frame of mind

When working through recovery it is hard to focus on anything other than that. Day to day things are difficult and just coping is the best you can do. This is OK and shouldn’t be underestimated. Once you start to feel better you realise that some of the things you worried about aren’t the end…

The side effects of recovery

The thing about recovering, especially ED recovery is that you end up putting on a few pounds. This is good – its what is meant to happen but it is pretty hard to deal with when you have spent such a long time trying to be “thin”. Now, with ED recovery and the daily battle…

It’s OK to be excited and have fun!

Since I was diagnosed with the big three I have found it hard to enjoy things and never look forward to anything. In fact I would usually dread it! One of the things I have noticed now that I am feeling better is how much more enjoyable things are. I am worrying less and actually…

PE and Mental Health

At School I hated PE, I think I have mentioned this before. I would try to get out of if as often as possible. What I didn’t realise at the time was not only is is good for your body but it is also good for your mind. Fitness is something that really helps to…

Who am I anyway?

Ive been reading a lot of other peoples blogs recently (mainly to try and get some tips to work out how I can reach more people!) and I have noticed that everyone has something going on that links to taking care of themselves and their mental health. Everything from make-up vlogs to lifestyle and style…

Change of pace

I haven’t written for a while and this is because I have had a lot going on – I have been focused on work and super tired the rest of the time. This has made me realise that I need to change the pace a little bit and focus more on me rather than everyone…