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    Pick a Light💡🕯️

    Let’s lift each other up today! Choose a light and follow the prompt that goes with it.

    🕯️: What’s a helpful (and practical) piece of advice you’ve been given in the past?

    💡: What helps you to stay grounded and continue moving forward?

    I’ll go first!

    This advice kind of answers both questions 🕯️💡. I remember my ninth grade English teacher telling me once that when reading a book, stop looking at how much you have left to read and just focus on the page you’re on. This stuck with me because it helps me check in on myself and focus/ground my energy on right now. It’s often easy for me to want to know what’s going to happen next, so only prioritizing on today calms my anxiety and allows me to let go of future expectations.

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Fibromyalgia #EatingDisorders #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ADHD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #Disability #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is 573kerrisnow. I'm here because I am a work in progress, every day I don't ever feel like I'm enough.

    #MightyTogether #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #PTSD #ADHD #EatingDisorder #OCD

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    Let us know how you’d finish this sentence!

    For me it woul be “if it weren’t for my mother and my recovery from alcoholism” #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #EatingDisorders #TraumaticBrainInjury #MightyTogether #LGBTQIA #KetamineTreatment

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    Being

    Notice how the mind loves to try to convince you that you should be doing more. No matter how far you go or how much you accomplish, it will insist there is more you need to do. Even when you are on vacation and simply resting, the mind will tell you, you are wasting your time. But life is not about getting anywhere. There is no destination or finish line. If you let your mind convince you of these things, you will constantly think you are not good enough. Can you relate to this? How do you ignore the constant pressures that your mind tries to attack you with?

    ~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #OCD #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #POTS #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Schizophrenia #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome

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    I’m new here!

    hi i’m just a lonely lesbian with fibro and about a billion other things. hoping this will lift my spirits
    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #Migraine #Fibromyalgia #EatingDisorder #OCD #Grief

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    Getting Fat* with a history of ED/Anorexia #EatingDisorders #weightgain #Fatshaming #Dysphoria

    First off I use the term Fat* as an empowering self identifier, based off the work of Roxanne Gay.

    So i had an eating disorder in high school. I didnt gain weight from the time I was 12 to 15, and I was skinny, underweight. At 15 I started recovery and have been in remission for 5-6 years. In that time, my weight has almost doubled (for a bunch of reasons). In the last few months especially, I've put on a good share of that weight. I was fine with being plus size, at least when I was a Small Fat* (RG's term) and could hide the weight with looser clothes. Now I'm reaching the point where I can't. And I hate it and I'm ashamed of hating it bc I know there is nothing wrong with being my size. But I just feel ugly and unattractive and huge and I don't like how I look in just about anything. I have almost nothing that I had a year ago because it doesn't fit me/I dont like it anymore. Im uncomfortable in anything except pajamas and hate going on the bus because of the space I know I take up. I feel like I dont know how to express who I am which makes me feel like I don't know who I am. So I want to loose weight (just a few pounds) but my body won't do it which is bringing back fasting/restriction habits, especially since I have no apeptite and nothing sounds or tastes good (due to meds Im on and other disabilities I have). So in the last couple days, I've barely eaten anything and I don't want to because nothing sounds good, I'm rarely hungry and most of all because I dont want to gain weight.

    And no one in my life understands. Everyone thinks I should be loosing weight (fat shaming) and that I just need to have discipline to eat and eat "healthily".

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    It’s true! Lavender really does help with stress reduction!

    Try candles, essential oils, body wash or lotion or any other source of the calming fragrance! #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #EatingDisorders #TraumaticBrainInjury #MightyTogether #LGBTQIA #KetamineTreatment

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    A poem about hope. By Max Ehrmann

    Deny me all the good of earth-
    All joy and soul-rebounding mirth,
    All wealth and rank and love’s great days;
    But leave one thing by which to cope
    With ebbing life’s dim evening rays-
    Leave me but hope. #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #EatingDisorders #TraumaticBrainInjury #MightyTogether #LGBTQIA #KetamineTreatment

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    Cherish the little moments of joy.

    My parents are both 79 years old and it is not lost on me that I might not have them for much longer so I’ll share a moment I will cherish and remember long after they have passed. Yesterday I was decorating the house for Christmas. Holiday music was playing and my mom was making her traditional Danish butter cookies in the kitchen while my dad sat reading the news. The house was filled with the smell of baking cookies as all three of us chatted together. It’s a simple memory. But it will be cherished and remembered by me forever. Savor those little joys in life! It’s often the small things that bring us the greatest happiness. 💛 #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #EatingDisorders #TraumaticBrainInjury #MightyTogether #LGBTQIA #KetamineTreatment