March 29th, 2008

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When i was ill with my ED, one thing i remember stronger than anything was the belief that I would never recover. I believed I would be ill forever, "once an anorexic, always an anorexic", and that life wouldn't be any better. I looked around for help with my ED, and failed to find any. I considered taking my own life, thinking i was going to spend the rest of my life with an ED.
Fortunately I worked very hard myself, and with the support of friends, a therapist and a lot of self-help books, i've finally conquered my ED. But i won't forget how hopeless it felt, thinking i would be ill forever. 

And so i wanted to ask, is there anyone here who considers themselves "recovered" and would like to share their stories of how recovery is possible? I'd love to take peoples stories, including my own, and share them with those who are still sick, giving them some hope for the future - a light at the end of the tunnel. I don't mind if you're not completely fully "recovered" (as i'm not sure that's ever possible), but if you've improved your relationship with food and your life has benefitted greatly from it, i'd love to hear your stories, even if it's just a few words.