Eating Disorder Recovery Story – I am Finally Free
Posted Feb 10 2014 1:41am
I just love hearing stories of full recovery from people on this site – and I want to share as many with you as possible. I want you to see for yourself that complete recovery IS possible – for you, me and so many others who are suffering right now.
Here is the story of one brave lady who is now completely free!
Recovery Story – I am Finally Free
Hi Nina,I just wanted to write a thank you letter to you, because after a long struggle, I am finally free.It took me half a year to really get it… When I wrote to you in March, I knew what I wanted to do but I still had the dieting mindset on, and that led to a binge, which led to more dieting, even though I thought I was trying to recover. In the end of the summer, I gave up the idea of recovering altogether and spiraled downward again.Until by accident I stumbled upon your video in Youtube and remembered what I’d been doing last Spring, and gave intuitive eating a last chance.This time I felt so hopeless that I gave up all attempts to control my intake. I let go of all my obsessive behaviors. I stopped weighing myself. I told myself that if I only could return to normal eating again, I wouldn’t mind getting fat.I did not get fat.But now, after three weeks, I’m starting to feel …normal. I don’t think about food that much anymore. When I think about it, it usually means that it’s time to eat something. It’s just like what you wrote about your own recovery. All I can think about is, if this was so easy why the hell did it take me almost a decade to realize how to do it?Well, even if it took me so long to get it, I’m grateful I finally DID get it. And I wouldn’t have been able to do it if I hadn’t seen your videos. Knowing that someone else had been through it and recovered fully without any therapists or meal plans or lifelong ‘ED management’ gave me hope.It was such a relief that I didn’t have to ‘control’ my eating disorder all the time, that all I needed to do was to let go – the exact opposite of control and willpower. No one else had ever suggested that to me, so I’m really thankful you did.Wishing you all the best, and thank you for being such an inspiration for me and many, many others -Julianne
Just like Julianne you too can be completely free!All it takes is a commitment to let go of the old ways that do not work, and commit to a path of intuitive eating with no rules, restrictions and simply learning to trust your body again.
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