Edit: July 2012
Quick edit to say I now have a job (wooop!) which I will be starting soon, and I am now a healthy weight for my height (wooop!) These two things seemed impossible a year ago, but I’ve made it :)
Original (July 2011):
Me? I’m a trained Teacher (without an actual job, unfortunately) in my late(ish) twenties living in the UK.
I have started this blog and I’m not sure why, or what I’m expecting to achieve from it. To cut a long story short, I’m
recovered/recovering from anorexia nervosa and can feel myself slipping. I need to keep my mind off it, and I enjoy reading other people’s blogs so figured why not start my own? It has become a useful outlet for me, and I have learnt so much from reading others people’s blogs that have helped me along the way.
It will probably be a mishmash of general chatter, venting of my frustrations with myself and other people, and any bits and bobs I feel like talking about. One thing I’ve learnt so far about recovering from an eating disorder, is that it’s bloody hard! It’s a very up-and-down experience, but I’m hoping to come out the other side a lot happier :).
I would love to be one of those people with a real flare for writing, but unfortunately I’m not. I am writing this more because I know it’s very very unlikely that anyone will actually read it, and I can therefore say whatever it is I want to say without worrying too much about revealing my deepest darkest secrets and anxieties. If anybody does read my blog, thank you, and I hope it isn’t a complete waste of your time.
To anyone who does read this and is dealing with anorexia recovery I would love to hear from you, your stories, how you manage the ups and downs of the recovery process and any words of wisdom you might have.
There’s a more cheerful outlook on the ‘Look on the bright side‘ page, I’m not always such a moaner, honest :)