F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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I am feeling more optimistic about the future than I have in over two years!

Food is medicine! Keep feeding and NEVER give up hope!

Love to you all! Love, Mamabear
Persistent, consistent vigilance!
Happy New Year to you, too, mamabear. May each year keep getting better and better!
Daughter age 28, restrictive anorexia (RAN) age 11-18, then alternating RAN with binge eating disorder and bulimia with laxatives, is in remission from EDs for 3 years after finally finding effective individual therapy. Treatment continues for comorbid disorders of anxiety, ADD and depression. "Perseverance, secret of all triumphs." Victor Hugo
So true Mamabear! D just drank sparkling cider & it wasn't a scheduled snack & it was after bedtime. Praying & hoping 2013 is much better than 2012 for everyone fighting the battle
Having fun in Tween Land.
DX--11 yrs 5 mons (5/12), WR--12 yrs(12/12)
I, too, have optimism for 2013. One year ago today we were in the ER with D following a suicide attempt. Now the pieces that confused us all have come together. D has opened up and asked for help. I've found amazing support here, so much more informative and encouraging than anything the experts in my own community provide. Thanks to all of you. I pray you enter the New Year with optimism, too.
- three teens and hubby all with special needs; blended family - D18 is Ladybug; fed at home for three months, then inpatient far away for three months. We lost nine family members in that same year including her step-mom,both grandfathers,four uncles - She now insists on living on own - family falling apart.
Happy new year!  May 2013 bring you much happiness!
Happy New Year to you Mamabear.  You having Hope for a positive year and future is well deserved.  Keep up your great and heroic work and your D will have her health and recovery
WenWinning (formerly wenlow) - a Mom who has learned patience, determination, empathy, and inner strength to help her young adult daughter gain full remission after over a decade of illness and clinician set inaccurate weights
A happy and ED-free year to you all! We have begun very well with a long and very fruitful chat (using my newly acquired 'motivational interviewing technique' learned from Gill Todd and SLAM). We have also updated our Recovery Contract to deal with all the outstanding glitches that lie between where we are now and full and complete recovery. I FEEL SO POSITIVE!!!!!!

Bev Mattocks, mother of 24-year old male DX with RAN 2009, now recovered. Joined this forum in 2010 - it was a lifesaver.
Happy New Year to everyone here - here's to 2013!
Fiona Marcella UK