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MKR
That is awesome! I can feel how nervous you must have been, the most extreme body checking situation...

Enjoy your time away! 🏖
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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LaraB
My D has been struggling with a nasty relationship breakup. I have noticed that she is starting to open up to me and her sister when she is feeling low and today she called a friend to come and spend time with her when things got difficult. I am proud that she is learning to cope positively with difficult emotions and reach out to those who love her for support. 
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deenl
That's wonderful LaraB. It's great she is learning to cope with life's challenges in a healthy manner

Warm wishes 

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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Foodsupport_AUS
I am sorry to hear about your D's break up LaraB, but it is great to hear that she is dealing with it appropriately. Reaching out for support is indeed a great first step. Thinking of you. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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Enn
I think this a sign of maturation and good healthy ways of coping. I am proud of her too! 
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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MKR
Wonderful to hear your d has built a network of support!  ⭐
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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melstevUK
Such a positive sign LaraB. Really happy for you. While learning how to reach out she will also learn that she has to eat through all difficult situations and not restrict in response to the distress. This all takes time but you are going in the right direction.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt.
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PurpleRain
So great that she is opening up! You're so right to feel proud!
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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