Monday, June 27, 2005

Inpatient Treatment

What do you think are the pros and cons of inpatient treatment programs? What are the challenges that prevent you from going -- if you want to go? What keeps you from wanting to go? Has anyone been through this form of treatment and what was your experience?


Monday, June 20, 2005

Osteoporosis and Eating Disorders

Here is a great resource for information about osteoporosis and eating disorders:

What do you think about it?


Self Esteem & Identity...

Hello Ladies! Here's an interesting question: What is your self esteem based on? What determines your sense of self worth?

Katie - I hope you had a good birthday despite it all....I know this is a difficult transitional point in your life and I appreciate your honesty and candidness...I can understand the feelings you express and I feel privileged to glimpse your beautiful soul....pain sucks.......expressing it helps......go for it...or as our beloved Dr. C says....."Let er rip!".

Jamie - I hope you are hanging in there with all this ambiguity about your plans...on and off must be tough! I am glad that you are following the advice of the medical experts...we need you here, alive, in this world to bless us all with your many talents and gifts....vivaciousness, ballet, sensitive & caring person, etc...

Meg - thanks for posing again...looks like you are getting the gist of it...I hope this is an exciting time for you, preparing to go back to school and have come so are an inspiration to us....I am so glad you are in the group...

Amanda - we are going to miss you on Wednesday nights....I am glad that you are pursuing recovery so are a great example of commitment and perseverence. I hope you will continue to blog and update us all regularly.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Heart Conditions, Cardiologists, and Eating Disorders...

Hello Ladies....
It seems that a lot of gals are going through heart related issues, cardiologist appts, etc. Lets discuss this all here.......tell us how you are doing, what you feel and think about all of this, etc....
Katie- so glad you posted to the blog! Good job! :) I am glad that we can stay in touch with you throughout the week this way...:)
Jamie- how are you? what is happening with dance trip vs. hospitalization?
Amanda - how did your doc visit go?
Anyone else have thoughts or feedback regarding this important issue of heart conditions related to eating disorders?
Check out this link for great heart info:


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

Hello. Have you read the article about the effect of eating disorders on pregnancy?
The link is:

Having just had a baby 1 1/2 years ago, I can tell you that it is a miraculous thing for someone who wreaked(SP?) such havoc on their body.......I was always fearful during those years of practicing an eating disorder that I would damage my body to such an extent that I would not be able to have a child..........I did struggle with infertility for 1 1/2 years, and had one miscarriage, before I conceived and carried a successful pregnancy. I feel that the trouble getting pregnant was probably somewhat related to all those years I tried so desperately to maintain a lower weight than my body was comfortable with....I am so lucky to be a mom now, and cannot imagine what it would have been like to not have this experience...Thank God I stopped practicing the eating disorder and am able to be fully present for my son.

Anyone else have thoughts on pregnancy, infertility, etc? By the way, I always had irregular menstrual cycles -- no doubt related to the ed.



Thursday, June 09, 2005

22 year old woman dies of anorexia/bulimia...

Here is the link to the article:

Beautiful and talented Miss Ashley died after just two years of battling her eating disorder! How terrifying........she had everything to live for and now we have lost this precious young woman to disease that threatens so many lives....yet can be stopped....

What do y'all think about this? My heart is broken for Ashley and her family...


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

60+ year old finally recovering....

What do you think about this article regarding an older woman(60+) who struggled with anorexia/bulimia for most of her life and is finally now recovering?

Check out the article at this url:

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Pro Ana/Mia Sites....

What do you think about the pro ana sites? Are you aware of how frequently people recovering from eating disorders are still visiting these sites, and pulling them back in to the old thoughts and behaviors of eating disorder practices?

Why do you think someone might be pursuing recovery on one hand, and visiting sites such as: and then visiting the pro ana(anorexia) or pro mia(bulimia) sites?

Thanks for your input!