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Nicstar4
Thought I would start a thread to encourage anyone to put down what they did for themselves. It could be 10 mins, one day, a week, (imagine that!!) anything where you felt you were looking after you!
It might serve as a prompt, may give people ideas of what they can do, or can be a celebration of babysteps in self care!
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Ellesmum
Good shout Nic 😊

I have covered my greys and defuzzed my legs so far. Planning to read a couple of chapters tonight.

Ellesmum
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krae
I, luckily had a few hours to myself today as D went to the movies and dinner with her bestie, so I binge watched The Last Kingdom on Netflix, with puppy snuggled on my lap. Felt very relaxed and happy when I went to pick D & bestie up.
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cm72
It's still early here yet. I'm at work. But I am working on starting to do daily meditation so I have that to do later. 😉
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Alls_fair
I kept a Dr appointment for myself this morning that I was going to cancel.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
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Ronson
I watched Netflix with my younger d and also went for a short walk with friends. Today has been a good day
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atdt31_US
Took a nap over lunch, at work.  Good thing I had set an alarm, as I fell dead asleep.
Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
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tina72
I had a one hour phone call with a friend I have not seen for 20 years yesterday. She has gone through other traumatic things than us and it was good to talk to someone who understood what that means.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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debra18
Coloring the whole day. I almost finished the coloring book.
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Nicstar4
I did half an hour of ‘lazy’ yoga! Resting on props and feeling some deeper restoration
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tina72
Had a nap after lunch!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Ronson
Went to boot camp 
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deenl
Now that we are coming out the other end, I am trying to get some life plans back on track. I was absolutely blessed that I could be at home full time while our son was ill but I had planned to go back to work a few years ago.

I am looking to do a complete career change and language skills will help. So I am doing a minimum of 30mins study in two languages. I had a streak of about 120 days but then missed two days. Back up to 30+ day streak now. It feels great to be using my brain in a different way than when I was deep in the ED battle.

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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Nicstar4
Today I got a mini bottle of Moët for me to celebrate d coming home from hospital!
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Ronson
Enjoy your Moët.  So pleased your daughter is coming home x 
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Mcmum
Absolutely!  Enjoy this and all the very best for her homecoming x
Great to read your news deenl.  You always seem so smart and sorted to me so I think you could do any job you wanted! 
Tomorrow I am going ice skating with my non ed d.  Hope everyone has a good weekend x
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