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By Enn, Around the Dinner Table Forum Moderator
Gold Star Moment Thread on the ATDT Forum
"That is when the Gold Star Moment thread came to fruition. It was created to acknowledge that there is no such thing as a small success with ED. These are true gold stars moments." http://ow.ly/a8XG50ADfxc
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deenl
Loved the blog, Enn. When I was deep in the slog of refeeding, I couldn't read the encouraging posts from people who were on the other side. It was too far away from my reality. The gold stars are just right! And I do feel that even my family don't quite understand how hard it is to reach these every day normal markers of progress. But you guys get it. Thanks for the thread and the blog post.

D
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
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Enn
Thank you for that deenl. That is very kind. 
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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PurpleRain
Wonderful blog, I LOVE the Gold Star Moment thread, this small, sometimes tiny (for the outsider) moments that are huge for us parents and carers, and that only you guys here understand. It keeps me going. Thank you Enn!!!
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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