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amirak
The weekend was rough...the weeks before too.
Lots and lots of tears, stress, exhaustion. I know you know.

But yesterday was quite peaceful and Sunday night too.

Today, without any prompting from me, D asked if she could have pizza. I acted casual (answered with an enthused--but not overly--yes) but my eyes just about popped out of my head inwardly.  I'm bracing myself for what might follow. But, for now, I'm grateful. 

4 weeks ago, all she was eating were fruits and vegetables. And very little of that.

Also, on another note: I'm a few chapters in to Eva Musby's book and it is so excellent. Thank you to all who recommended it.


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Mamaroo
Welcome Momma2000 and sorry you need to be here. You can introduce yourself by clicking on the 'New Topic' button which is on the right hand side. Here is also a link for new comers: 

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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
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ValentinaGermania
amirak wrote:
The weekend was rough...the weeks before too.
Lots and lots of tears, stress, exhaustion. I know you know.

But yesterday was quite peaceful and Sunday night too.

Today, without any prompting from me, D asked if she could have pizza. I acted casual (answered with an enthused--but not overly--yes) but my eyes just about popped out of my head inwardly.  I'm bracing myself for what might follow. But, for now, I'm grateful. 

4 weeks ago, all she was eating were fruits and vegetables. And very little of that.

Also, on another note: I'm a few chapters in to Eva Musby's book and it is so excellent. Thank you to all who recommended it.





I think that is a post for gold star moments!!! Great! Pizza is a very hard thing and really a BIG step for them! Congratulations!
Tina72
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Enn
Amirak,
That is wonderful news! It is a great gold star moment!!
XXX
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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mnmomUSA

The pizza thing is huge.  I remember that moment for us too.  While there were some "downs" after "pizza, please," it gave me such hope.  Such confidence that we were on the right path.  Good on you!!!  And, good for your daughter.  Keep going!

D, age 18, first diagnosed March 20, 2013, RAN, at age 13 Hospitalized 3 weeks for medical stability. FBT at home since.  UCSD Multi-family Intensive June 2015. We've arrived on the other side.  :-)  D at college and doing great!
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amirak
Thank you all for sharing in our happy moment.
xxamirak
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