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AILEBBELIA SparkPoints: (13,410)
Fitness Minutes: (4,362)
Posts: 3,171
11/18/11 12:25 A

Hey,
I also have a negative body image. It's because I really can't see my size/shape. (In my mind I don't look like I weigh what my ticker says. It's the whole distored body image thing.)

Have the frozen yogurt!!!

Here's the link to a recovery ED forum:
fishyvb.something-fishy.org/

hugs

MISSNUSS Posts: 120
11/17/11 11:14 P

Thank you everybody. I really enjoyed the second quote in particular. I feel guilty a lot about always posting negative comments on spark, but I think it is because I am always freaking out because I have a negative body image. Hec, I am debating if I can have frozen yogurt because I had one cupcake for dessert a couple of nights . Ah well. Mabye one day I can look in the mirror. Thanks again everybody, I will try my very best.

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
11/16/11 11:16 A

MISSNUSS

It is easy to find all the things about our body that we don't like but with a little effort and focus you can start appreciating, accepting and yes, even loving your body. Here is an article that can get your started

5 Ways to Love Your Body
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
cles.asp?id=271


How Positive is Your Body Image?
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/assessment_qu
estions.asp?quizid=69


Break Free from the Scale!
How to Stop the Scale from Determining Your Self-Worth
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1625


Find Your Perfect Weight - Part 1
Setting a Healthy & Achievable Weight Loss Goal
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1008


Coach Tanya

KAYEMM3 Posts: 1,576
11/16/11 4:48 A

I completely understand. I used to have anorexia/bulimia for 3 years before I decided to get help, and I'm so glad I did. I often wish that I had the willpower now like I did back then, but to use it in different ways. It's hard to shake the mindset of an eating disorder...I haven't purged in over 2 years, but I still get the urge to sometimes.

I really enjoy the quotes Ailebbelia posted.

AILEBBELIA SparkPoints: (13,410)
Fitness Minutes: (4,362)
Posts: 3,171
11/16/11 12:34 A

Two quotes:

Leave all your love and your longing behind--You can't carry it with you if you want to survive -F. Welsh

and

“This is the weird aftermath, when it is not exactly over, and yet you have given it up. You go back and forth in your head, often, about giving it up. It’s hard to understand, when you are sitting there in your chair, having breakfast or whatever, that giving it up is stronger than holding on, that “letting yourself go” could mean you have succeeded rather than failed...'Marya Hornbacher

I was anorexic for about 6 years and belonged to some sites too. I am never going back but, i'm also never going to forget.

hugs

MISSNUSS Posts: 120
11/15/11 11:36 P

I am looking at pro-ana sites again. Used to be one. Don't get me wrong, I dont want to go back, I just wish I had the same control as I did back then. Wish I was skinny and pretty too but your not going to see that happen. Don't have to reply. Just here.

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