(Closed) Support thread for Bees recovering from an Eating Disorder……

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Aw, this is a good idea and I hope people use it with the reason its intended. There was a forum (long since closed, I wish I remembered its name) where this worked really well and I was so sad to see it go. I got so much help from those ladies.  I’m thankfully recovered for about 6 years now. Good luck, it can happen.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

im so glad you have started this. I was anorexic from the age of 15 and was ill for a very long time and nearly died. I have relapsed many a times but avent really been able to talk about it until the past year or so.

Trying of wedding dresses has been hard for me. I suffer with body dysmorphia but rather than thinking i look fat i think i look too skinny and have struggled to find something i feel comfortable in.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m “recovered” also.. I put that lightly because I struggle immensely still with my body image. I just lack the motivation to throw myself back. Have you been to counseling? Have you discussed issues surrounding your eating disorder? If you need someone to talk I am available anywhere, and most times of the day.  

Post # 9
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Good! You got this. You are definitely on the right track.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am glad you started this thread.

I have been struggling with ED for the past 6 years, vacillating between relapse and recovery, and getting engaged has definitely made me feel self-conscious about my body and weight (all those photoshoots!)

I have been trying to lose some weight and it has been a struggle not to let those efforts fall out  of my control the way that they have in the past. Moderation in this area has historically been difficult for me. My Fiance does not understand ED, and I am therefore uncomfortable discussing my issues with him. He just will not get it. It kind of bothers me that he has never taken it upon himself to read about my condition :/ I could really use his support, or at least understanding. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This is a great idea.  I’ve been “recovered” (AN) for about 4 years now, but every now and then I have almost-relapses.  My Fiance has been my support system, but you can never have too much support.

@Tallulah_xo:  I know what you mean.  I still want to lose weight (“just a little bit” I tell myself), even though I don’t *need* to, and it’s so difficult to resist just not eating. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi guys. I have a kind of non-specific eating disorder… diagnosed as “ED-NOS” (Not otherwise specified). Sometimes it appears like bulimia; sometimes it’s more just binge eating disorder. It’s been a long struggle especially since I was obese and am still overweight. I need to lose weight, but it needs to be done in a healthy way… which can be very complicated :

 

Anyway, hopefully it’s ok for me to join in here…

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I’m 27 now, but suffered bulimia from ages 14-17 and often still struggle with my body image.

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