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mamabear

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HMjRuaxnQGZqnh5_y771ofhxq9tMmsU-K9RAYLJXXE8/edit?usp=sharing


I am talking to teachers and staff at two local schools tomorrow. This has been a labor of love putting together this power point. I hope anyone of you find it helpful. ❤️ Love to all 

Persistent, consistent vigilance!
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Frazzled
Thanks Mamabear! 
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YogurtParfait_US
Awesome, Mamabear!

YP
"Hope is a wonderful thing ... but hope by itself is not enough. Hope is the reason to take action, to make a plan and then to change the plan when it isn’t working - over and over and over again if necessary." Hannah Joseph (Let's Feast Friday Reflection, "Just Keep Going," Friday, March 3rd, 2015)
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Barberton
Thank you mamabear. That's a terrific resource and I especially like the 9 TRUTHS about EDs. What is "504" refer to on slide 19? I'm in Australia, so perhaps this is US based?
D fell down the rabbit hole of AN at age 11 after difficulty swallowing followed by rapid weight loss. Progressing well through recovery, but still climbing our way out of the hole.
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ValentinaGermania
This is wonderful, Mamabear! Would you allow me to translate it into German and give it to schools here?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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greekdude
Great write up.
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MKR
Thank you @mamabear! 

It looks fantastic. Good luck at the school talk.
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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MKR
Hi @Barberton,

Could it be section 504 in the U.S. Federal Law on disability?
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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mamabear
Yes and yes to you both! 
Persistent, consistent vigilance!
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Foodsupport_AUS
You have done a fabulous job of putting this all together Mamabear. It may be too late but there is a typo on Slide 7 - anorexia is wrong in the headline. 

I am not sure where NEDA gets their stats from but lifetime risk of breast cancer for women is much higher than BED with a 12% lifetime risk in the US. 

I hope your presentation goes/went well. 
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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mamabear

Thank you! I fixed the spelling and took out the breast cancer. Not sure where that came from either. ❤️

I am nervous but excited! 

Persistent, consistent vigilance!
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ValentinaGermania
We will all be with you in spirit! I am sure they will learn a lot through that!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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deenl
Best of luck, mamabear. I am sure you will be fab.

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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PurpleRain
Wow it's great! I loved (and chuckled at) the bad food criterion, fantastic!!
Let us know how was it!
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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MKR
I loved the "bad" food common sense explanation. 

@mamabear I hope you will have time to describe to the teachers the fallout, ie the difficulty and the length of treatment.  Because once upon a time, I had thought the eating disorders were a kind of lifestyle, like veganism.  Little did I know how fast a person can deteriorate and little did I know our house would be a warzone... or would that be too graphic?

That said, your presentation is so clear and to the point 👍.
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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mamabear
I had my talks today and it was AWESOME!
Right before I started talk 1 I had a male teacher say to me “ I was hoping you would teach us adults how to get a little bit of those eating disorders hahaha”. I said “ My daughter almost died at ten. 20% will die. It is nothing to joke about.” After my presentation he wouldn’t look me in the eye lol. Teachers were attentive, several were weeping, and they all asked the principal to send them the power point!

Talk 2: after my talk a male teacher approached me in tears. His 15 year old niece just got home from a useless month of inpt and his brother has quit his job to be home with her. He said “ I feel like god sent you here today for her. Can you help them? They have no support!” So I gave him my info.

Then another teacher asked to talk to me privately. He’s the MS and HS track and swim coach. He broke down sobbing. Said he’s had 3 girls in past three years on his teams with ED, felt tremendous guilt that he did not “ see” what was going on. He wanted to talk, get information etc. I have him a big hug. He said he’s going to fight the MS to get me in to talk. The principal is the girls HS basketball coach who calls girls “ fat”. The health/gym teacher is having kids do food journals and count calories. So that is my next goal....

So I will now call other schools in my area and start fanning out.

You guys- we are powerful. We can make changes big and small.

We can and do save lives every damn day.
Persistent, consistent vigilance!
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sandie
Very well done. Step by step we can change the world. What an amazing impact you made today!
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is rather the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair
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MKR
Truly awesome!

❤❤
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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Kali
Hi Mamabear

What a brave and beautiful step to take. With such a powerful PowerPoint to spread needed information about eating disorders in the schools.

Bravo!!!!

Kali
Food=Love
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PurpleRain
Thanks mamabear you are an inspiration
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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ValentinaGermania
mamabear wrote:

You guys- we are powerful. We can make changes big and small.
We can and do save lives every damn day.


We are. There is nothing more powerful than a parent that has reached the other side.
You are my warrior of the day, mamabear. You really rock. It is so wunderful what you do to others. You are literally saving lives. Who else can say that? Is there anything better we can do with our time here?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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deenl
Well done, mamabear. It's lovely to 'see'  you buzzing and so proud of yourself. And rightly so. Congrats again.

I do't know if any of these resources might be useful for the sports professionals. Just putting them out there for people to use or not.

https://nedc.com.au/research-and-resources/show/issue-19-disordered-eating-in-sport

https://nedc.com.au/research-and-resources/show/issue-24-fitness-healthy-eating-and-sports-performance

https://www.nedc.com.au/professional-development/sports-and-fitness-professionals/

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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MKR
Thank you for the links @deenl!
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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mamabear

Great links! 

thank you 

Persistent, consistent vigilance!
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deenl
👍
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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