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These babies are the best!! I stocked up after the holidays so I still have a couple boxes. ;)
This is the box mix that I use to make the pumpkin bars featured on my intakes! A few of you were asking. :)
As I always say, you need to give up weighing yourself! The number will not tell you anything about your true health and wellbeing. It only serves as an obsession or trigger to those who are healing from an eating disorder.
Tag team effort from the other night! Mike made the burgers and I took the pictures. 👍🍔🍻📷👏
#Repost from @mikecwiz with @repostapp —- Great lakes Burning River Pale Ale with salsa burger and Wisconsin sharp cheddar. #burningriverpaleale #salsa #burger #grilling #wisconsincheese #sharpcheddar #tasty
I'm trying to recover from an eating disorder but I've veered into ortherexia and I'm really scared to up my intakes another thousand... I don't want to weigh my old weight. I'm worried that my set point for my body will be too high and I'm really scared because my whole life I've never loved my body and I just dont know what to do, please help me. I'm so scared.
I have dealt with body hate my entire life too. When I was at your point there were a couple things that helped me.
- I kept in mind that I struggled with self hate no matter what my weight…being skinny never helped. May as well recover and be healthy.
- I stopped weighing myself! I am sure I surpassed all of the weights that I thought I’d freak out about…but I didn’t know because I simply was not checking. This really freed me from the obsession over numbers. I can not stress enough…STOP WEIGHING YOURSELF.
- I made it a priority to counteract the negative thoughts as soon as I had them. At first this was really hard because I constantly had a flow of self hate running through my mind. I literally had a multiple page document of positive affirmations to use in order to fight the negative thoughts. It took a ton of work but now I can say that although negative thoughts pop up from time to time they are less frequent and I am much more able to replace them.
- I hung positive quotes, affirmations, and passages through out my house. I literally let positivity infiltrate my life! I prayed and meditated constantly.
- I let go of EVERYTHING that was negative in my life. Those people and things that were not assisting in my healing were eliminated. This may sound harsh but recovery is such a tender time and it is crucial that you protect it by making your environment as trigger free as positive.
- In conjunction with my point above, unfollow ANY instagram or tumblr accounts that are orthorexic or do not serve your full and complete recovery. Do not watch shows or read magazines that make you feel bad about yourself or that promote an unhealthy body image.
- If you are a member at a gym cancel your membership asap. Also stop working out, your body NEEDS to rest in order to repair. I found that light stretching and yoga really assisted me in moving my body gently and positively.
- Realize that this life is short. Do you want it to be full of restrictive and orthorexic habits or of fun memories and you enjoying yourself and engaging yourself? It will be impossible to be fully present in life if you are so focused on restricting your intake and workouts.
- Let go of the anticipation of what your set point may be. You shouldn’t even know exactly what that number is if you aren’t weighing yourself! Do what feels right in your heart and recover! Don’t over think or obsess over where your body may take you.
I hope that some of these points help. I am sure I could write endlessly so if you have any additional questions feel free to ask! Hugs to you!