Recovery & Relapse

Sunday, June 26, 2011

You see, the one can be extremely detrimental to the other if either happens to be off kilter...but there is no hope of perfection.

I must remember to celebrate every victory, to forgive every transgression, to maintain my power of choice, and learn to love myself, "...warts, and all..."

Last night really threw me for a loop. I started on a binge, recognized the emerging pattern, took steps to correct it (seeking support on SP forums, and finding other things to do with my time than eat), and still managed to spiral into a fully-fledged binge anyway.
When my husband got home after working a double shift, I went to him to offer my confession. I cried, and he hugged me.
I have GOT to remember that an eating disorder is a disease, and like any addiction - once in recovery, ALWAYS in recovery. You just don't get magically cured.
I try to be mindful of triggers. I try to keep myself in check. I have an awesome support network. But I can still lose control, even when everything is going well.

Sometimes, it can't just be "one day at a time." Sometimes, it has to be one hour at a time...sometimes, one minute.

I haven't failed. I just fell down. I'm getting myself up off of the ground. I'm turning around one day at time, and eventually, I know, my life will be mine.
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    Recognizing and dealing with a relapse into unwanted behavior is not a failure. It is the best kind of success. When you're not having to fight the urge to do what you know is the wrong thing for you, it's simple enough. When those urges become overpowering...that's when you show your true mettle, and that's when you succeed far beyond any kind of day-to-day success. Congrats on meeting the challenge of your old habits successfully! emoticon
    3645 days ago
  • EKC1983
    You're doing great. Recognizing the issues is definitely the key to finally moving past them, and you've already recognized your potential places to stumble and are working on it. Keep at it!
    3646 days ago
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