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Guest Post: An Update from Sarah

Sarah continues to move through her recovery from Anorexia Nervosa and has made it through the most triggering time of the year for the majority of my clients - the holidays.  As Sarah moves forward from a setback of restriction, she shares her latest thoughts below.  Keep up the hard work Sarah. As always, we are pulling for you!


The past couple of days, who am I kidding; the past month has been difficult. Maintaining the healthy path of recovery is not as easy as the average person may think. I have come to the realization that listening and obeying the voices that sometimes accompany an eating disorder goes against my own personal beliefs. I have always been a true believer in the phrase what doesn't kill you will only make you stronger and so I have decided to make my new mantra, “eating will not kill me”.


You see not eating is what will kill me.  If I continue on this path of restricting, I will remain week both physically and mentally and where is the fun in life if I am too weak to enjoy it? Fulfillment comes when positive goals are met; not eating will most definitely prevent any of my current goals to be accomplished. I need to be strong enough to overcome the root cause of my eating disorder; if I am weak I am only allowing myself to stay in the "dark" place. I need to be strong enough to be a positive role model, not only for my own children, but for the hundreds of children I come in contact with. I want more than anything to be able to educate others and help others struggling with eating disorders.


If I do not eat I cannot move forward. It’s not the eating that will kill me, thus what does not kill me will only make me stronger.

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