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So here is a post our D did on Facebook. Our D is now early thirties with a 20 month old toddler and we first started holidaying at a place in the south west of Western Australia when she was around 5 years old. First diagnosed at age16 relapse age 21 in solid recovery from around age 26.

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Anyone who knows us, knows that we have been heading down south since I was knee height. When I was very young the holiday was just bliss, I was unstoppable going from pool to beach and back again. As I got older holidays became a source of teasing, I was a plump pre-teen & bathers apparently didn't look that great on me. Then as I got older still holidays were just a source of insane anxiety. There was too much holiday food, I couldn't do my normal workout routine, I couldn't measure or weigh myself to see what damage the holiday was doing. I'd take photo after photo analysing my body in bikinis that year vs last year convinced this year I was bigger and I am terrible for eating too much on holidays. I couldn't wait to get home so I could restrict, exercise and measure. After I recovered I finally found out what holidays were about. They weren't about how you looked in your bikinis, they were about resting, recharging and indulging. Enjoying family time, having a drink, eating some food and just being present without all the noise of life. When I come home from down south now I cry, a lot. I cry sad tears for all the years I let my mind steal happiness from me and I cry happy tears that I can finally enjoy myself, with my own beautiful little family. These holidays have now become soul enriching, heart filling times of happiness.
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MKR
So happy for you.  The mention of the toddler was really touching!

The future is looking bright 🌞
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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ValentinaGermania
What a great post! Thanks for sharing that!!!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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kkhrd
Oh wow!  I loved this so much it made me cry tears of happiness for you!  It gives me hope and I am sure others will find this hopeful as well, God Bless 
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PurpleRain
Love love your upgrades! They give so much hope. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on you lovely family!
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018, she had a growth spurt a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricting breakfast and school lunch in January 2019 (that we know). We succesfully refed at home.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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PurpleRain
Oopss I meant updates!
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018, she had a growth spurt a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricting breakfast and school lunch in January 2019 (that we know). We succesfully refed at home.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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joanne34
Lovely post xx
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coffeetime
This is a fabulous post! 😊
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LaraB
You must be bursting with pride. Xx
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krae
Thanks, your post gives me so much hope for my D's future. I cried reading it, it is how I think my D will actually look back on her illness when she has finally beaten it. She's going to be 16 tomorrow and out of physical danger after 2 yrs of battling, but still fighting hard to win the battle in her brain. â¤
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