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    Some old family friends are selling scam pyramid scheme weight loss products. One their ads actually had the audacity to claim that using their product could help an E.D. , when in fact we know they make it worse. Taking umbrage at their continuing outrageous claims, I responded to one of their FB posts. So now, my husband is mad at me. I don’t know if I was wrong or right. But I do know that I feel better. Thoughts ?
    #EatingDisorders #Anorexia #Bulimia


    Stigmas surrounding eating disorders makes it even harder for people to heal.

    It took me a while to realize that my schedule and daily plans all evolved around how many calories I was eating/drinking, and that realization was a bit concerning. When 'making progress' meant I was now able to go out and eat in a restaurant or drink outside with my friends, that's when I knew something was off: I was struggling with a problem I couldn't identify and I had no idea why or how I ended up like that.

    Some behaviors such as obsessively counting calories every day by tracking each food and its macros (and feeling anxious if you don't), avoiding social situations not to drink too many calories or eat "junk food", eating the same every day and not being able to bear with changes (having your 'safe food/safe products), weighting both yourself and your food every day or multiple times a week, these are all symptoms of an eating disorder (sidenote: I do not intend to diagnose anyone, it's just for context).

    When we think of 'eating disorder', most of us have a certain idea of how someone struggling with it might look like: most of the times, it's either the very thin person or the very heavy one, no in-between. Although these characteristics might be true in many scenarios, they are absolutely not the only ones. Anybody can struggle with one, regardless of your weight, size and shape, and this is something I wasn't aware of, which is exactly what invalidated my daily struggle. I didn't look like someone struggling with an eating disorder or how they portray it on the media, so nobody could really tell something was wrong with my behavior, not even myself!

    This is a reminder that if you feel that you're anxious all the time about what you're going to eat next, if food worries you too much and you feel like your life might be changing or even depending on it, if you can't stop thinking about it, or if you're constantly body checking, please ask for help or talk about it. I know it's hard to do so, specially with these stigmas or people trying to tell you "you look healthier now", and it might be even harder to share it if it's something you're not sure of (undiagnosed or mild symptoms). My inbox is open to chat if you feel like you're ready to share, and so is the comment section so we can all support each other. Stay strong!

    #EatingDisorders #Anxiety #Depression #CheckInWithMe #Cheermeup #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #AnorexiaNervosa #Bulimia #BingeEatingDisorder


    Surviving an eating disorder

    Did you know that anorexia is one of the deadliest mental illnesses? Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses yet we barely ever hear about them. I don't think there is enough awareness or education surrounding eating disorders which is why I am so thankful for today's podcast guest. Suz Carpenter struggled with Bulimia most of her life. She was so ashamed that she kept it a secret even from her husband. It wasn't until someone asked her a profound question that she knew she needed to get help and change her life.

    Listen to today's episode to learn more about eating disorders and Suz's powerful story of courage and hope.


    #BulimiaNervosa #Bulimia #EatingDisorders #EatingDisorder #podcastepisode #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalIllness #MentalHealth


    Life is good.

    Why can’t I feel it?
    Life is good.
    But I’m sad.
    I’m depressed.
    Everything is
    too much.

    I love my partner so much. He is everything what I never knew someone could be. He shows me all the kindness and patience I never received.
    But here I am.
    Being so deeply grateful.

    Wanting to end everything as I can’t cope with myself. #Depression #CheckInWithMe #Bulimia #Misophonia #isitadhd


    How is it Possible to be SO TIRED?

    I am so SO SOOOO exhausted. There has to be another word for fatigued, & whatever word that is, I am that. I want to cry because I am so tired, but I am too tired to cry. I try to do everything right, as far as going to bed at decent times, not drinking too much caffeine, exercising in the mornings, etc. When that doesn’t work I try the opposite (mountains of caffeine). It’s so upsetting. I sit down to do schoolwork & I can’t keep my eyes open. My boyfriend has a day off work, & I can’t stay awake to spend it with him. I have the bare amount of energy to fake it through my motherly tasks, & keep my boys from asking questions, but inside I feel miserable. My body aches, & all I want to do is sleep. Is it the medication? The bulimia? My period? Depression? Another illness? The anxiety over it builds up and my mood tanks. I can’t focus on anything. What the hell is going on here?

    #Bipolar1Disorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #Bulimia

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    Ending the Mental Health Stigma in Society

    At one time, mental health institutions were like prisons, and the mentally ill were hidden in basements. Now, we see and hear open discussions about caring for our mental health on social media and television. Great strides have been made and great strides are yet to come. What would you like to see improve? How might we improve it?

    This platform is one way. There are movies that help and movies that hurt the progression of mental health awareness. "Inside Out" was a great one. The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is controversial. So, I'd say I hope for more forms of entertainment to tie in educational aspects of ending the stigma. That's one thing to improve. Actors and Olympians are also great spokespersons for our cause. What else can you think of?

    #mentalheathawareness #Depression #Bipolar #Parenting #EndTheStigma #MentalHealth #Anxiety #SuicidePrevention #Therapy #improve #Hope #progress #BPD #Disability #Schizophrenia #OCD #EatingDisorder #Bulimia #ChronicIllness #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Bipolar2 #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADD #Autism #Aspergers #SuicideAwareness #Society