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

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joanne34
After lots of emotional days today has been an upset free day so far.......  This has included not being upset before/after breakfast and lunch which is such a huge difference.  She even asked for something sensible for tea  (which I will also enrich).   I am well aware the day isn't yet over but compared to previous weeks this is such a lovely change.   Fingers crossed we have may a small step forwards.  It also gives us time to recover/re-energise ready for anything else this ED has to through at us.  Thank you for all of your support it has really helped us through.  xx
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Torie
Yay!  So pleased to read this happy report!  It's great that you have a chance to breathe and catch your breath for a bit.  Even 1/2 day of improved situation is something to celebrate - fingers crossed that the rest of the day will continue in kind. xx

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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sandie
Great to have a chance to catch your breathe. Xxxx
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is rather the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair
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ValentinaGermania
Wow, that is great! Many parents are surprised how fast their kids accept those new rules if they are able to stick to them.
You will see ED for sure going through the roof again 😉 but it is great to see that such a day is possible. Reload your batteries!
Mark it in your calendar. It helps to see the tiny steps of progress.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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MKR
Thanks for letting us know! We love good news to kick off the New Year 🎉.
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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joanne34
I probably tempted fate - bit of a blip in the evening when the anxiety popped up but it didn't remain for too long and things are calmer again.   Hope you all have a lovely NewYear.  Here's hoping for a good one xxxx
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teecee
Wishing you good health and happiness for 2020 and beyond x
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PurpleRain
I remember clearly the first meals in relative calm, so precious! I'm so  glad for you and your family. May 2020 be a better year for us all.
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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