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My One Year of My Journey to Recovery
« on: June 03, 2011, 08:43:55 pm »
I don't post much on here..but I've been a member since 2004 and I was on the o-boards for a few years before that..anyway..

I feel the need to brag. Today, one year ago I became a patient at the Renfrew center (a center for eating disorders). I was at a very low weight and I was extremely sick. I was there for 47 days where I gained weight, worked on myself, forgave the past, and began a new life. June, especially today is bittersweet. I gave up an addiction, a "best friend", and comfort but I also gave up death, extreme depression, anorexia, bulimia, and the feeling of only existing. I've been sick for many years and I still struggle to this day but I am so thankful for the time I spent at the hospital, it changed my life. I don't want to sound corny but Vanessa's music honestly helped me through meals, snacks, crying and everything in between those days. Anyway, I felt the need to brag a bit. I know there are some other men/women on here who struggle with eating disorders, as I've seen some random mentioning of it but I want to say recovery is possible. I may not be there or even close yet but I know I'm much closer than I was a year ago. I put in a lot of hard work these past 12 months and I hope to move on from this.
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Re: My One Year of My Journey to Recovery
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 08:58:54 pm »
congratulations for all your hard work and beign well now.  I hope that it continues for you :)
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Re: My One Year of My Journey to Recovery
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 09:16:37 pm »
Congratulations!
I was anorexic when I was about one ip until I was three. I know that's no where near the same thing as yours but it still nearly killed me. I just, stopped eating cause we had moved around several times and I didn't know what to do. Really freaked my parents out.


I know recovery can be hard and tough and sometimes you might relapse a little but I am proud of you! I'm sure you'll be able to pull through all the way :) if you ever wanna talk you can always talk to me :)

Congratulations and good luck saying on the right path.

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Re: My One Year of My Journey to Recovery
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 09:59:32 pm »
Congratulations Emily! And YES!!! You DO have every right to BRAG!!!

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Re: My One Year of My Journey to Recovery
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 03:51:50 pm »
I don't post much on here..but I've been a member since 2004 and I was on the o-boards for a few years before that..anyway..

I feel the need to brag. Today, one year ago I became a patient at the Renfrew center (a center for eating disorders). I was at a very low weight and I was extremely sick. I was there for 47 days where I gained weight, worked on myself, forgave the past, and began a new life. June, especially today is bittersweet. I gave up an addiction, a "best friend", and comfort but I also gave up death, extreme depression, anorexia, bulimia, and the feeling of only existing. I've been sick for many years and I still struggle to this day but I am so thankful for the time I spent at the hospital, it changed my life. I don't want to sound corny but Vanessa's music honestly helped me through meals, snacks, crying and everything in between those days. Anyway, I felt the need to brag a bit. I know there are some other men/women on here who struggle with eating disorders, as I've seen some random mentioning of it but I want to say recovery is possible. I may not be there or even close yet but I know I'm much closer than I was a year ago. I put in a lot of hard work these past 12 months and I hope to move on from this.
I am so proud of you!  You have no idea... that is truly amazing.  You're so very strong to have tackled this!
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Re: My One Year of My Journey to Recovery
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 01:57:30 am »
I don't post much on here..but I've been a member since 2004 and I was on the o-boards for a few years before that..anyway..

I feel the need to brag. Today, one year ago I became a patient at the Renfrew center (a center for eating disorders). I was at a very low weight and I was extremely sick. I was there for 47 days where I gained weight, worked on myself, forgave the past, and began a new life. June, especially today is bittersweet. I gave up an addiction, a "best friend", and comfort but I also gave up death, extreme depression, anorexia, bulimia, and the feeling of only existing. I've been sick for many years and I still struggle to this day but I am so thankful for the time I spent at the hospital, it changed my life. I don't want to sound corny but Vanessa's music honestly helped me through meals, snacks, crying and everything in between those days. Anyway, I felt the need to brag a bit. I know there are some other men/women on here who struggle with eating disorders, as I've seen some random mentioning of it but I want to say recovery is possible. I may not be there or even close yet but I know I'm much closer than I was a year ago. I put in a lot of hard work these past 12 months and I hope to move on from this.
I am so proud of you!  You have no idea... that is truly amazing.  You're so very strong to have tackled this!

I'm happy for you. (: Glad you got through all of it and became stronger.

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Re: My One Year of My Journey to Recovery
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 09:58:21 pm »
I don't remember talking with you all that much, but what an accomplishment and I hope you keep on the path to recovery. Congratulations and stay strong along the way.

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