Hey everyone, it’s NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK. I work at NEDA and am in recovery and would be honored if you would reblog this. NEDAwareness.org is full of helpful resources. 

Hey everyone, it’s NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK. I work at NEDA and am in recovery and would be honored if you would reblog this. NEDAwareness.org is full of helpful resources. 

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recoveryisbeautiful:

It just dawned on me that one day… I’m going to be saying “I had an eating disorder”… 

yes that’s right!! someday we will ALL be saying that and it is going to be awesome. stay strong and keep calm, my darlings, we’re doing this!

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How to talk to your eating disorder:

recoveryisbeautiful:

How many Calories have I eaten?: Fuck you Ed
I’m Feeling Fat: Fuck you Ed
What do I Weigh?: Fuck you Ed
is my dress size ok?: Fuck you Ed
Thigh gap?: FUCK YOU ED
Stop eating: Fuck you Ed
Look in the mirror: Fuck you Ed
body image distortion: fuck you Ed
I’m worthless: Fuck you Ed.
Always: FUCK YOU ED.

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stopped myself before purging and called for help. now back to reading Intuitive Eating.

stopped myself before purging and called for help. now back to reading Intuitive Eating.

The amount of calories in a food have nothing to do with how healthy or not it is.

daisychainrecovery:

healthlifelight:

THANK YOU!!!

Amen.

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Writings for Winter: eat

writingsforwinter:

You are not a museum. No one will ever cherish your bones, or hold them up to the light like an x-ray to see their cracks. Even the wolves will refuse to gnaw on your skinny little hips. A single orange will not get you through the day, nor will a handful of raisins and a stick of celery. You are not invincible, and you need something to eat.

The floorboards of a house creak when you walk over them like a ghost at night. I know the ground looks a long way down. That’s because it is. Your closet is filled with skeletons you hid long ago; even the windowpane sighs when you collapse into bed. Notice how even the trees make shadows on the moon-but you, you are a wisp of smoke. You would make no shadow even if you were a moth. You are too tiny.

One day you will stand outside in a rainstorm and it will soak your skin, fill you up like a glass. Your internal compass points north, not south. Resist the temptation to kneel over the toilet while someone else pulls back your hair. Astronomy, physics, geology, paleontology, chemistry-they all want you to live. The odds are low; the stakes are high. This you can beat. Step into the casino and spin the wheel; all bets are off. This is the most important match of your life. This is the match you will win; the scale will lose this time.

Eventually all rivers drain to the sea.

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mindovermatterzine:

[Trigger Warning: Discussion of disordered eating, food issues, discrimination, ableism etc]
I think veganism in and of itself is not necessarily ableist, but its use can be.
When the phrase ‘Go Vegan’ is thrown out without caveats or considerations to disability and illness, it can certainly be a tool of discrimination and oppression, whether the people wielding it realise it or not.
Absolutely, for people with Selective Eating Disorder, or other food-related mental health problems such as Anorexia, keeping up a healthy vegan diet can be extremely difficult, if not totally impossible. This population really shouldn’t be browbeaten or judged for their dietary choices: people should recognize the strength it takes them to eat at all. Also, discussing food and diet in itself can be extremely triggering to people struggling with and recovering from eating disorders so as much as you may want to educate and inform others, this may involve compromising their emotional and mental well-being, which I think we can all agree is no good at all.
If this is something you’re interested in reading further on, Nathan Gilmore, a vegan of colour with cerebral palsy-related learning disability and deafness wrote a very illuminating article here called ‘Earning the Right to Be Vegan: On the Intersection of Ableist Privilege and Speciesist Power’.  He has some really important points about discrimination towards people with learning disabilities:

Ability prejudice can also play out in the even subtler forms of animal rights activism that demand a intimate familiarity with every single hot topic in the movement, or at least, the ability to show yourself well-versed any of a number of disciplines ranging from law to sociology to ethics. While each of these certainly is germane to the broader issue of animal rights, and can be used with great efficiency, might it not be conceivable that the vegan, who for whatever reason (e.g. disability), honestly and truly cannot engage these issues so deeply might read this demand as a slammed door in the face?

There is a similarly illuminating post on vegansofcolor. 
I haven’t touched on class privilege in this post because that’s a whole other kettle of fish, and the theme of this blog in particular is mental illness.
Hope that’s of some help to you!
Edit: A related point just popped into my head, so I thought I’d add it: the majority of psychiatric medications are tested on animals, and many contain lactose. If anyone demands that people give these up, well, I’m sure I don’t need to explain how ableist that is.

mindovermatterzine:

[Trigger Warning: Discussion of disordered eating, food issues, discrimination, ableism etc]

I think veganism in and of itself is not necessarily ableist, but its use can be.

When the phrase ‘Go Vegan’ is thrown out without caveats or considerations to disability and illness, it can certainly be a tool of discrimination and oppression, whether the people wielding it realise it or not.

Absolutely, for people with Selective Eating Disorder, or other food-related mental health problems such as Anorexia, keeping up a healthy vegan diet can be extremely difficult, if not totally impossible. This population really shouldn’t be browbeaten or judged for their dietary choices: people should recognize the strength it takes them to eat at all. Also, discussing food and diet in itself can be extremely triggering to people struggling with and recovering from eating disorders so as much as you may want to educate and inform others, this may involve compromising their emotional and mental well-being, which I think we can all agree is no good at all.

If this is something you’re interested in reading further on, Nathan Gilmore, a vegan of colour with cerebral palsy-related learning disability and deafness wrote a very illuminating article here called ‘Earning the Right to Be Vegan: On the Intersection of Ableist Privilege and Speciesist Power’.  He has some really important points about discrimination towards people with learning disabilities:

Ability prejudice can also play out in the even subtler forms of animal rights activism that demand a intimate familiarity with every single hot topic in the movement, or at least, the ability to show yourself well-versed any of a number of disciplines ranging from law to sociology to ethics. While each of these certainly is germane to the broader issue of animal rights, and can be used with great efficiency, might it not be conceivable that the vegan, who for whatever reason (e.g. disability), honestly and truly cannot engage these issues so deeply might read this demand as a slammed door in the face?

There is a similarly illuminating post on vegansofcolor

I haven’t touched on class privilege in this post because that’s a whole other kettle of fish, and the theme of this blog in particular is mental illness.

Hope that’s of some help to you!

Edit: A related point just popped into my head, so I thought I’d add it: the majority of psychiatric medications are tested on animals, and many contain lactose. If anyone demands that people give these up, well, I’m sure I don’t need to explain how ableist that is.

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Recovery is the little things.

kristensbulimiarecovery:

Its putting cream in your coffee and enjoying it; not just downing the black tar for much needed energy.

Its putting away the groceries while dancing to music; not tearing open boxes to start a binge.

Its having a bathroom that smells clean, instead of like the lingering stench of vomit.

Its walking to the store to enjoy the sunshine instead of an urgent attemp to burn calories.

Its that moment you conquer a fear food, or a binge food, or follow your meal plan and learn to trust yourself.

Its planning for a future instead of how to self destruct harder the next day.

Its feeling feelings you never knew existed, some upsetting, some wonderful.

Its a steady walk, with no black dots threatening to take you to the ground.

Recovery is full of amazing steps <3

<3 Thank you for this, baby.

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