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

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When our kids have an ED it takes a toll on us parents. Whether our journey is relatively short or very, very long it always feels too long and it tests us to the max.

Judy Krasna has a inspiring blog post on the strength of parents that should make us all feel proud of the work we have done and are still doing in order to support our kids. Even more so when the hard work we put in does not always have the effect we desperately hope for.

Thank you, Judy, for sharing where you are at the moment. Recovery stories are lovely to hear and we cheer anyone who boots ED out of their lives. However, I know it helps many to hear the difficult stories too and to know that they are not alone. 

Wishing all in difficult circumstances strength and courage in 2020,

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.

That is a wonderful blog post! 

Thanks deenl!

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)
Beautiful, thank you for sharing. I don’t know what we’d do without the examples, and kindness, we’ve found through FEAST. 
Thank you for posting this, Deenl. It is very helpful to read. XO