Recovery and Stress
Hello! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Although the past few months have been a whirlwind for me, they have also been more rewarding than I could have ever known. And could I really ask for more than that?
One thing I’ve been meaning to blog about for the past few weeks is my relationship with food during these emotionally challenging times. Fortunately, everything has been fine. I haven’t restricted or displayed any unhealthy behaviors, which is so encouraging. In the back of my mind, I was a bit concerned about how I’d react to my life’s changes and, admittedly, a bit terrified that I’d stumble in my recovery. Yet, in spite of these fears, I’ve continued to eat healthy food to fuel my body and exercise in moderation.
For those in recovery, do you ever worry about how stress will affect your eating habits? How do you combat this fear?
I’m also realizing how strong recovery has made me as a person. I know that I can handle so much having experienced my darkest days when I was so sick and weak. Having overcome such a horrible part of my life, I have the foresight that I can always rely on my own, distinct fortitude.
And I hope that is reassuring to anyone who is currently struggling or who has struggled with an ed.
Lots of love! Talk to you soon.