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I am 27 and have suffered with an eating disorder since the age of 11. So a very long time. During this time I have been hospitalised 3 times, have suffered with a long absence with my period, osteopenia, heart arrythmias and so on.
The last couple of years have been an amazing journey, where I have been fortunate to work with two excellent dietitians and a fantastic therapist. Today I had a review with my current dietitian as to how things were going, as we have now been meeting for a while. Around a month and a half ago, I hit my target weight band, and have continued to maintain since then.
I am learning to deal with being this weight (a common weight band is aroun 2kg) and coming to terms with my body. I have had to buy new clothes over the last year, and throw out the old ones, and because of this, I treated myself to lots of new stuff. This is helping me feel positive about myself.
Over the last two years, I have come from living off liquid, to introducing meals and snacks across the day, and meals with carbs. Although I calorie count, this helps me stay in control and manage to push myself. I have never felt so in control in my life. I feel so much less stressed and able to make decisions. I catasrophise less now too.
I have met with my entire treatment team over the past couple of weeks and they have all confidently said how proud of me they are and how well I am doing.
I am not recovered, I still have some way to go, but I will recover. I am no longer suffering with anorexia nervosa, but am in recovery.
I wanted to write this, as I know there are a lot of people here in a lot of pain, and you can do it.
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