Getting anorexia support takes work. It means surrounding yourself with books, tools, people, and online resources who will be healthy, encouraging and supportive of your journey to wellness. It also requires effort to choose carefully whose words you allow into your head.
To stay healthy and get anorexia support, you may need to stay away from those with eating disorders who are not working on recovery. This includes the online support groups, forums and blogs you frequent.
Consider this post from TranscendBulimia.com:
- “Recovery is a lifelong process. Does that sound depressing? It’s not. Because in my definition of recovery from eating disorders, depression or any addiction, it’s about learning how to LIVE. First learning how to live in peace and contentment…then learning how to live with meaning and joy. In all the work I’ve done coaching and researching this thing called happiness, I’ve found that there is no such thing as being “done.” We never get “there” when there means a perfect life where everything is completely done and there are no mountains left to climb. In fact, what I’ve found is that we are “done” when we’ve mastered the art of perspective.”
- Or this one: “So today's been pretty easy to stick to liquids only. I'm not limiting the amount of coffee or juice I can have, and I'm not counting calories. But looking back at my food journal, it's been FAR TOO LONG since I had a single day with NO SOLID FOOD.”
Which will provide you with what you need to be healthier – physically and emotionally?
It is possible to get recovery from anorexia support from professionals in a variety of ways. For example, some certified eating disorder specialists like Laurie Daily offer e-mail and telephone support. (lauriedaily.com). The Joy Project (joyproject.org) seeks to make treatment options more accessible to anyone affected and find and implement ways to make treatment more effective. The Joy Project seeks to empower individuals with eating disorders to be active participants in their own recovery. It has monitored and active message boards for those seeking recovery support.
Getting the support you need may take effort, but the stakes are too high to ignore this important task.