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

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You will... I'm in the trenches, just as all of you... My now 12 y/o is slowly reaching her historic growth curve. We've been in this for 4 months now, refeeding for the past 2. So many things to mourn, accept, even to be grateful for. It is now that I truly see how essential it is that we have each other, that you know EXACTLY how I feel and I know EXACTLY how you feel, maybe not all the time, but mostly. I no longer work, I have gained around 12 pounds, I live with my parents and have not gone mad with refeeding. I admire each and every one of you for your strength and perseverance. I wish we could finally find the solution for ED, the thing that can stop them from happening and taking so much from us. As a mental health professional, I will do everything I can to learn and educate EVERYBODY on what ED's really are.

Hugs full of strength for all of you.
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.
This forum has been not only my source of sanity but a fountain of knowledge that I have come to rely on over the past several weeks of re-feeding.  I thank God every day that I found it!!

"Lineage, personality and environment may shape you, but they do not define your full potential."    Mollie Marti  


15 yr old d diagnosed with AN late December 2015 at the age of 12 after a 23 lb weight loss during prior 3 months. Started FBT/Maudsley at home on Christmas Eve with support from amazing local nutritionist specializing in ED and trained in FBT. WR Feb 2016 and pushing our way through puberty and rapid growth.