Need encouragement

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Registered: 01-13-2012
Need encouragement
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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 12:01pm

I am new to the forum and am looking for a little bit of encouragement. I have struggled with bulimia for a number of

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-06-2007
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 12:29pm

Hello,

Sorry to hear you're struggling. Stress definitely is a huge trigger for me too. The self defeating thoughts and intrusive thoughts wear me down. Naturally, the ED is my first reaction.

What I've been trying to do these days is find something that gives me hope. I'm trying to get a vision of what I want in my future. Figuring out what I want to achieve in life and setting goals to make it happen. Even if it's small daily goals. Every step we take is a step forward.

Distractions help too. What helps you unwind? What do you enjoy? When I'm really struggling I tend to journal alot. It helps me get stuff out of my head and me out of my mental space for a while.

I wish I could find a way to make everything better for everyone :/ All I can offer is that I know it can get better. We deserve better. We're stronger than we often give ourselves credit for. Trying to find blame in situations will never solve the problem.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2012
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 1:29pm

Thanks for your note! It helps a lot to know that there are other people out there who are going through or have been through similar experiences. I

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 5:49am

Hey,

welcome to the board.

Yes, you do



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 2:52pm

Hey,

how are you doing now?

K
Love

Promise



iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2012
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 4:43pm

Thanks for checking in :-)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 1:12pm

Support makes all the difference and can turn a bad day into an OK day.



iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2012
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 1:45pm

Yesterday was ok, but today has been rough. As I mentioned, my marriage is a little bit rocky at present and when I am feeling particularly insecure about that, ED stuff becomes much harder to manage. I fell back into the b/p cycle once today; now I am just hoping I can make it through the rest of the

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 6:46am

I hope your friend was able to get you through the day. I just feel I am losing ground right now.

Love

Promise