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4 months ago I submited a picture showing the reality of what laxatives do to your body. I was severly bulimic and using over 200 laxatives 5+ days a week.
My doctors told me my bowels had stopped moving and that I would never go poop by myself again, that I would need a colonoscopy bag. 1 month ago I went ip. 3 weeks in a had gained 18 lb of water weight in my stomach. And than magic happened, with the proper care, my bowels started working and I am now in recovery and laxative free.
On the left I was deep in bulimia, in the middle is what happens after 3 days of not using laxatives when your body is addicted. Your colon inflames, you retain all water and bloat like no other. On the right is my first day out of ip, moving my bowels and eating 1900 cals a day.
This is a double messege. 1, laxatives solve nothing and are not worth the physical pain having them AND not having them causes. 2, its possible to get life back, no matter how far in you are <3Reblogging because I need to.
While crucial, gaining weight is also a very emotional and challenging process. It requires a true fight to accept a changing body, especially as we proce
New post for Libero Network on how to handle the stress that comes with weight restoration.
” Choosing recovery from anorexia means choosing change – changes in our behaviour and thoughts, as well as physical changes. Every piece of us suffers when we are underweight, which makes the challenge of adding health and strength to our bodies a question of survival.”
You don’t have to have a panic attack to be triggered. You just have to have an increased/ sudden urge to engage in a self-destructive behavior.
You don’t have to feel like there’s no way out, like this huge tension is building up inside of you to feel like you need to cut. You don’t have to feel the tension break or a huge release when you do it. It’s still bad for you and I personally feel like your reasons for cutting don’t need to be justified.
You don’t have to feel like you’re drowning to have depression or never get out of bed or feel completely dead inside. A lack of interest in things you usually enjoy, loss in appetite, or any number of the actual symptoms will do.
You don’t have to feel like you’re fucking dying to have a panic attack. For me, my limbs just tingle a lot and go numb, my head swims, my thoughts race, and i needa sit down. And it’s different for other people.
You don’t have to be “destroyed by a voice that calls you fat,” to have an eating disorder. That may be used to describe anorexia, but there’s also binge eating disorder, bulimia, and EDNOS. Again, look at the actual symptoms.
And you don’t have to feel like everything is going to shit and there’s no way out and want to die every day to be suffering.
PLease don’t like these people make you feel like you’re not sick enough to get help. There’s no sick enough. There’s only sick. And if you feel like you have any sort of problem, you are allowed to reach out. No matter how “minimal” it is. Get it checked out. See how you’re doing. You may just need to talk it out, make some adjustments and be good to go. You may need to go to in treatment for a while and restructure how you do things. that’s cool. Whatever you need to do. Just stop beating yourself up over the severity of your symptoms/disorders and stop telling people what it’s “really like.” it’s different for everyone.
I’m honestly not sure, hon. To me, residential treatment is necessary when living life with your eating disorder is next to impossible. Your health and weight need to be monitored, and you need to be under care to keep yourself from doing serious damage to your body.
However, there’s other levels of treatment, like intensive outpatient and partial hospital, where you can receive daily care for your disorder, but go back home every day and can still continue your work or schooling.
If I were you, I’d meet with a mental health professional to see where you stand. Like a consultation. They would know more than I would, and could examine your psychological condition.
I’ve never received treatment for my eating disorder, so everything I’m telling you is from research. I hope a professional can tell you more.
Great job choosing recovery, love :). I hope you stick with it.
Why do we feel, as a culture, that being fat is the worst thing ever.
Because, generally, we do. Worse than being cruel or sick or poor or depressed- underneath it all, we culturally villainize and try to avoid fatness most of all. More than just an aesthetic issue, it is seen as a moral failing, and something to apologize for. It is now a scapegoat for all our other problems. And we do it to ourselves, and we do it to other people, and the cycle continues.
So much so, that it is practically common knowledge that being fat is bad. Even though it is a false simplification, it is common knowledge, like the sky being blue. Why?
(By the way, the sky being blue is an illusion, so…. yea)
As if being fat is the worst thing.
But as long as we buy into it, and believe it, we are perpetuating it.
Look, I don’t think that being overweight is the natural state for everybody. I think that with normal eating, people will eventually settle at a good and healthy size for them. I’m not telling everyone to gain weight to stick it to the man. Or that if you don’t have any extra fat you must be disordered or living in fear. I am also not saying that skinny is bad and fat is good- or fat is bad and somewhere in between is good. The thing is that there should be no good or bad.
What is my point? My point is, that the cultural idea that being fat is the worst thing that could happen to us is flawed, body-fearing, and having us focus on the wrong things. It is pushing us towards diets that either focus on calorie restriction and fake foods, or diets that are absurdly obsessed with real foods and purity, and lead us into restrictive mindsets that ruin our ability to listen to our bodies and honor our bodies. It keeps our worth set on how we look instead of how we act and how we feel, which screws us up metabolically, it screws us up psychologically, and misses the point.
So? Live like being fat is not the worst thing.
Because it absolutely is not.
A few popular ways to find a little peace …
· Listen to your favourite music
· Get some exercise (anything from taking a walk on your own, to playing team sports, or going for a jog)
· Sit by the river and watch the water running over the pebbles
· Play with a pet
quick reminder that you don’t have to be suicidal to be depressed.
you don’t have to experience frequent panic attacks to have an anxiety disorder.
you don’t have to have an intake of 300 calories to have an eating disorder.
you don’t have to repeat all your actions 10 times to have OCD.
you don’t have to be the poster child of a mental illness in order to be affected by one.
People need to remember this.
It’s not going to fix anything.