This week, we finish our interview with Kristie from Key One: Motivation, Patience, and Hope.
People, people, people. Connecting with others. Talking with people and those who had recovered - jealousy can be a huge motivator!
I cried about it a lot. My therapist also reminded me that I hadn't fully recovered yet.
I used email, Facebook, messages, phone calls, writing to connect with people - EDs thrive in isolation. I asked for advice, and hunted people down to get as much knowledge as possible. Even just a short response from someone can be enough to get through the next hour.
About five years before I had zero qualms about food. The body image part of my recovery did take longer, but that was another piece that I worked on after I had recovered, as a separate diagnosis. It really is a time thing.
"Every choice you make takes you one step closer to your eating disorder or one step closer to recovery."
I get thousands of choices every single day - if just one time I am able to go against that, then that's a win.
Recovery, being fully recovered, is absolutely possible. It is a long, hard journey, but it is 100% possible.
Part 2 of an assignment from 8 Keys to Recovery From An Eating Disorder Workbook: An interview with someone who is recovered.