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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Yesterday's live broadcast about our community was a success, and getting great feedback. For those of you who missed it, it was taped and available without having a Facebook account, as all of our broadcasts are:

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Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh
F.E.A.S.T. Executive Director
Fantastic thanks!
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
thank you for posting! Great conversation! 
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)
Great job ladies!!
this resonated with me SO much
when my d was admitted IP for the first time I found it very hard to post and felt a complete failure 
then I would just keep reading other posts for hope and ideas etc
at the end of the day I felt so desperate and when in those moments would reach out for advice/suggestions or vent ie: on her transition home etc all very difficult times when the forum  was very helpful to me 👍
i think that’s the great thing with the forum you can take what you want, try what others suggest and leave what doesn’t work 

i guess sometimes it’s hard to read the context of a msg and it can be taken as “do this or don’t do that” (and my apologies to to anyone if my comments may come across like that)
i guess  we just all want to help each other and share our experiences 
I will try to be more mindful of coming across the wrong way 
also as mentioned in your video it’s challenging with different age groups and also wanting to have some annonominity if your kid is a YA as we like to get advice but as well try to keep some privacy as well (if that makes sense)

anyway great job I do hope others feel “safe” to comment when feeling desperate and needing support and comforting words 

I know you have all been angels to me 
even when we were in the thick of it and I felt so alone and worried my d was never going to get better

keep up the great work x

oh and the WW app 😡
for goodness sakes!! 

How do I watch it without a Facebook account?
Yellowcaty it is not that obvious but the top post is actually the video, whilst the one with the "play button" is not a video. Just click on the picture on the first post. 
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.
I just had a chance to listen to this. It's great, thanks for posting!
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9 and started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. View my recipes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLW6A6sDO3ZDq8npNm8_ww