Saturday, May 14, 2005

Eating Disorder Hope

Welcome to the Eating Disorder Hope Blog! Thank you for sharing your inspiration, hope, and encouragement for others struggling with overcoming eating disorders....Also, feel free to share your frustration, pain, whatever.....just please be as honest, authentic and respectful as possible..............let 'er rip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: Jacquelyn Ekern
Founder of www.eatingdisorderhope.com

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see this blog. I have really been looking for such a web site. After going through the site, I have to say that I am very much impressed. Thank you for the outlet.

Sharron

Anonymous said...

Eating disorders have ruled my life for years. I am now anorexic, but have struggled with the whole gamut of ed's over the years. I want to recover for myself and my family(I am married and have 2 small children), but am not sure where to start. Is counseling the best place to begin? How have others gotten better? I need some hope...
Sarah

Jamie said...

Yay! I'm so excited that we have a blogger now! woo hoo! This was such a good idea!!!
Sarah, going into counseling with a therapist is always a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
It is Sarah again...not my real name, but since this is an anonymous post, I figure that is what I will go by...I ate too much last night before bed and woke up feeling to full and with a bit of a sugar hang over...I want to stop abusing my body with either too much food or too little food...It is my greatest comfort and greatest trouble all together...Anybody else out there? How does your recovery work?
Thanks, Jamie, for the suggestion of the counselor, I will look into it...
Sarah

Anonymous said...

I woke up just this morning and thought about the fact that I have totally recovered from having an eating disorder. It has been about 10 years since I was bulimic - and I have a beautiful relationship with my body and food. I still get depressed, I still put pressure on myself to "do more" - but I am free from pain related to eating. And I marveled at this this morning. And when I awoek to read about this new web-site I figured what I want to share is that Eating Disorders are Cureable. I also want to share that I believe that the increase in eating diosrders is directly related to the increase in harm to the earth. In other words how we are relating to our individual bodies, is a reflection of how society is treating the great Mother Earth.
Blessings to All!

Anonymous said...

I think healing takes place when you begin to have a less superficial relationship with your true self. You begin to know you are a soul not a thing.

Anonymous said...

Nice reputable site. Glad to be here and needing support - there is a lot of junk out there.

I am in the process of recovery. Seeing a therapist, but it's slow going, and spread out since my insurance is limited. She recommended myselfhelp.com, which I joined and it's really helping a lot. The programs and discussion board are a lifesaver. I found this site through the myselfhelp.com discussion board, and am equally impressed.

I am learning new skills and tracking my episodes - very helpful - and slowly making life changes. We all have to be patient and go easy on ourselves!

Anonymous said...

I am so sad.....I have been trying to get a grip on my eating disorder since Janurary and I'm failing bad. I have 2 boys who I desperately love and I'm afraid I'm going to die unless I can let go of this disorder. I wake up with the best onf intentions but soon after I fall into the trap of restricting. I keep thinking it wont happen to me but I know it can. I need some encouragment I dont understand what keeps me in this mode when I've always taken care of everyone in my life......why can't I take care of myself?

eating disorder hope said...

I am tired of...

Jamie said...

...tired of?

Anonymous said...

I am struggling with this disease and trying to get through the class so I can one day make a difference in someone els's struggle.

Jamie said...

Hang in there! I also would love to be a positive influence in other peoples struggle too...