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debra18

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"Mom I promise you this kind of apple juice looks clear."

"Look how funny mom. The loaf of bread was cut unevenly."
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Yes, they do seem to notice the smallest thing about food. Luckily, it does go away.
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This is why, when my daughter was FINALLY treated for OCD, recovery was easier. 
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I think the point was missed. She switched the juice for water and tried to say it was juice and cut the slices of bread. I had to just laugh.
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Ah, now I understand. Water for apple juice! Your d sees to be a great actress!
Yes, sometimes it is funny what ED tries. And I think you are on a really good point when you can laugh inside about that.
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So glad you can laugh- she definitely gets points for creativity!
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Gorgeous! 
The thing that makes me laugh (which keeps the tears at bay!) is that when people at the grocery store see me reading the nutrition labels on the back of the packets, they must think I'm very diligent in looking for low-fat options because that's what most people do...

Sometimes it flips into anger when someone says "I'm being a bit naughty today, eating this cake.." and in my head I'm like "shut the f up about cake being naughty! don't you know the damage that sort of comment does to so many of our young people...etc" - best to stick to laughter and keep the anger under wraps, I think! 

While our kids are unwell we are living in an alternate universe :-)

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19yo D, AN since Sept 2014. Was wt restored for a year or two but now starving again, refusing treatment or to admit she has a problem. BMI guesstimate around 13 or 14. Has left home.
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debra18

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Yeah I have the same thing. I think always that the only people who understand the joy in finiding higher calorie bread are the ones on this forum!
debra18

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Who else goes to the store twice a day? I went already and realized I forgot the cream cheese
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Hi debra18,
me!!! I did not do so much grocery shopping in my whole life! Now my d is better and she can do some of the shopping, too. Sometimes I have the feeling I shop and cook the whole day...[wink]
About nutrition labels:
One day when my d was in the dark days I went shopping in our grocery and I really loaded my cart with full fat milk, cream ice, cream yoghurt, cream pudding and crisps and sweets. At the cash two very thin young women were behind me and they watched my cart with envy. I could really see what is going around in their heads. And I just thought "you stupid gooses, why donĀ“t you just turn around and buy this stuff, too".
After 2 weeks I was well informed which are the highest caloric products in our super market. I cannot imagine who else might know that besides you great people here...
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Still laughing about those girls salivating behind you in the check out line : ) Surprised they didn't invite themselves over for dinner!!
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At one stage, when my son was extremely underweight, I suggested Olanzipine to the psychiatrist and the first thing she said was 'Oh but that can cause weight gain'. I am still speechless!

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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, tons of variety in food, stepping back into social life. Sept 2017, back to school full time for the first time in 2 years. Happy and relaxed, just usual non ED hassles. 

  • 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. (but don't give up on the plan too soon, maybe it just needs a tweak or a bit more time and determination [wink] )
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
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Hi deenl,
this was really the last thing you could have accepted at that state: weight gain!!! [biggrin]
They should have a list with all the meds that cause weight gain!
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Hi Debra, I hear you about the bread! Today I found extra thick sliced bread at our supermarket with an additional 400 kJ per serve. Made my day [biggrin] 
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