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24 December 2018

Feel Proud!

I didn’t ever think that I would get to this point. To be honest I didn’t think that I had a ‘point’ to get to as I didn’t think that anything was wrong… But here I am, after a long old journey, feeling proud that I BEAT anorexia.

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21 December 2018

How I learned to cope at Christmas

It can be hard to enjoy a holiday when there are so many things around that make it feel chaotic. For someone like me, who copes with anxiety by needing structure and routine, the spontaneity and fun of a holiday season is enormously difficult to navigate.

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14 December 2018

The body is an amazing machine: reclaiming my body through ultra running

For someone like me, with such a long history of anorexia nervosa behind me, exercising is a tricky affair and, unlike people who never experienced that, I can never lower the guard.

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28 November 2018

Recovery has no time limit

2018 is going to be an amazing year. That’s what I thought back in January. I’d not long landed my dream job, I’d moved back to London and I had a list of destinations to which I intended to travel. I also had an official diagnosis of anorexia nervosa to my name

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16 November 2018

When life knocks you down with an eating disorder, you can pick yourself up

Five years ago, I left my studies at university, gripped by depression and anorexia. I was living a life of darkness, shame, misery, hopelessness, helplessness and grief over a long-term relationship that I couldn’t admit to myself was falling apart.

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7 November 2018

Breaking up with Ana

Dear Ana,

I’m breaking up with you.

We’re done. We’re through.

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2 November 2018

"You can’t live a full life on an empty stomach."

It is not your choice if you get an eating disorder, which is part of what makes them so cruel and unfair. However, you have the power to decide whether you will fight to recover from your illness to get your life back.

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31 October 2018

The Beginning of Better

I guess the truth is that I am only at the very beginning of my recovery, and whilst I am doing really well, it almost feels harder than ever.

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17 October 2018

My Malnourished Brain

I remember being around 10 years old and admiring an older (probably by three or four years) girl in my dance class for her thin physique. When I look back at it now, I realise that was one of the first indicators of my eating disorder journey.

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10 October 2018

Hello wellness

Eating disorders come in many different shapes and sizes. Some people have it their entire life, some people limit themselves so much that their bodies starve, some people have binge eating disorder.

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8 October 2018

We Learnt A Lot About Ourselves – And Each Other

We didn’t speak about it at the time, about what it was like for Kate, or what it was like for her, going through this thing that we were both going through: Alex’s eating disorder.

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26 September 2018

Anorexia: Not Fitting the Stereotype

There are hundreds, thousands maybe, of stereotypes surrounding anorexia. And some of them might be true. For some people.

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