National Eating Disorders Association

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Savedbygrace
Where I'm at...

So it's gotten to the point where I either eat barely anything or I have to add a meal replacement drink in order not to act on symptom use. This sucks. I still use a specific symptom throughout the day, but maybe not now during meals. I really hope I get the treatment I need soon. This is starting to become EXHAUSTING, particularly feeling like I have to exercise more than an hour every... single...day.

iwanttolive
Savedbygrace

Hi there, how are things going today/tonight? Yes, eating disorders are exhausting mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. But there is Hope. Keep taking each meal, each day, each hour, each minute, and focus on one thing at a time. That is what my therapist is trying to teach me but I have a thick head. It is slow going in terms of dealing with my sister. So many problems there. But for you, try not to focus on how far away the hospitalization is, I just had that pop into my head. Try to just focus on today. If you focus on tomorrow or the next day, I think it increases anxiety. Even in the Bible it says to only think about today because tomorrow has its own troubles. Something like that anyways. I wish you peace in the middle of a giant storm.
iwanttolive

Savedbygrace
Trying

I think the verse says, do not worry about tomorrow, for today brings problems of it's own. Or maybe it's the other way around :-P. I ate one meal today, but symptom use was decreased. It's like if I try to eat meals my symptom use goes way up. If I restrict, I don't act on as many symptoms.